How I got into my pants
If I have learned one thing from all my travels, wear what you really need. A few years back, I had three flights in a row where my luggage didn't arrive.
The Harness pants were my first idea for the collection. My goal is to make a pair of pants as good to climb as they are to wear at dinners and meetings without looking like a climber bum.
I have been wondering why sports pants are so much more comfortable than regular pants. Even I, who spends more time doing some kind of sports than most people, spend most of my time not doing sports. The problem with regular pants is that they are heavy, rigid, and get soaked from sweat and rain. Diving into the matter, I learned that cotton is the most used fabric in clothing. It has some advantages, especially when it comes to how it looks. Still, it has significant disadvantages for active people. It absorbs water, and it takes ages to dry. Technical fabrics keep you dry, and you can easily make them elastic and comfortable. Still, they often get a too sporty look for everyday use.
I challenged the RÚNGNE team to develop a pair of pants that feel good, look good, and that are made to last. It may sound simple, but I was surprised by how much work, time, and dedication it has demanded. I guess it goes without saying, "If you want to do something above average, it takes a lot of effort. "Success is the sum details". . My team was given complete freedom and resources needed to develop what we wanted to achieve.
We made several samples with different fabrics from various technical fabric mills around Europe. The Fighter fabric from a small family-owned mill in France provided an impressive material that we took for further field testing. In my opinion, this is the most exciting part.
I wore the pants for two consecutive weeks, doing what I usually do + riding the bike to work instead of driving my car.
First impression: ridiculously comfortable. It felt like wearing a pair of sweatpants, so I had to take a look in the mirror a couple of times to ensure they actually looked as good as they were supposed to.
They really don't feel like they look. Commuting to work with my bicycle let me test the stretch, moisture-wicking, and above all, the fast-drying properties. On rainy days, the pants got wet - they are not rain-pants of any sort. But how fast they dried (about 15 minutes) really amazed me.
I spilled water on the pants to show off to my colleagues, and it rolled off quickly. This function wears out with time and wear, but we have used the highest standards for this treatment, so it's as good as it gets.
The heavies test for a pair of pants is rock climbing. I put them to really heavy testing of the elasticity and durability. It did not take too long before the rise seam cracked, as many of my other pants have. The design team and the manufacturer put quite a lot of work and effort into making the seams as elastic as the fabric itself.
The result is a pair of pants that is unlike all other pants I have ever worn.