Fuel Light: DUER
We’re finally turning the fuel light on DUER after wearing their pants and being a huge fan of them for years. You may not have heard of them yet, but they have been working hard to innovate style to be performance-friendly, specifically with pants. Who wouldn’t love dress pants or jeans that perform just as well has track pants or hiking/travel pants?
We'll try our best for this Fuel Light post to not sound like an infomercial, but we have been greatly impressed by this company and the fabric technology they use.
Performance paired with style
Most of their pants, if not all, offer "360 Stretch" which you can tell, offers 360° stretch by using specific fabrics that allow to be stretched in all directions to help improve comfort, flexibility, and maneuverability.
Pants can never be at their max comfort if they aren't gusseted. This is another feature you really feel the difference with. Their signature DUER seat gusset helps offer an even greater range of motion which helps prevent crotch blow outs. We've all been there... Haven't we...?
They are a big believer in using organic cotton which not only feels much softer than regular cotton, but is much more sustainable as well. The main benefits include: using much less water to process the fabric. Organic cotton also means its crops aren’t treated with pesticides, insecticides, and herbicides. These toxins are harmful for the workers, consumers, and even wildlife eco-systems.
They also use 2 of their own fabric technology called "Performance Denim (L2X)" and "No Sweat (N2X)" which are both actually really cool!
Performance Denim (L2X) is used in their denim/dress pants which is 30% lighter and stronger than regular denim with 5x the stretch. This custom fabric blend infuses premium denim with:
Spandex for stretch so you can move around with comfort and less restriction.
COOLMAX for moisture management to help with wicking sweat away from your body.
Silvadur treatment for odor-neutralization. This treatment uses the benefits of silver for a anti-microbial ingredient which is also natural, non-toxic, and environmentally-friendly way to destroy bacteria odors, mold, and mildew. No more washing your pants after every day!
No Sweat (N2X) is used mainly in their more performance-focused pants. Its custom fabric blend also uses spandex. It also uses a tencel (lyocell) fibre that is a eucalyptus-derived that's known to be softer than silk, and cooler than linen.
From dressy occasions to messy adventures
They have a range of styles, from dress pants to adventure pants – which is literally what they are and what they are called. Their “Live Free Adventure Pant” is an adventure pant that doesn’t get anymore high-end. It has some handy features, including:
Adjustable ankle cuffs
Zippered cargo pockets
Reinforced beltloops with keyrings
Summer Is Coming
One thing we really love about DUER is how great they've made their shorts, especially the No Sweat Short and Live Lite Journey Short. We have yet to come across another pair of shorts that can compete with their style and performance. They are extremely comfortable, breathe well, and just generally feel great to wear.
The Ultimate Fitting Room
Another thing that sets DUER apart is their fitting room, which is also a playground - because what better way is there to test a pair of pants by playing in a playground!
And there you have it. Simply put, DUER makes some killer pants that are stylish, perform well, and are also quite sustainable. We highly recommend them for work, going out in, and every-day use. Check them out!