Amongst numerous cycling gear brands that have popped up recently because of the growing cycling culture in cities, 708 Cycling has secured a spot for itself within the industry by utilizing their experiences as bike messengers to produce quality cycling gear. The Urban Knicker from 708 Cycling is both functional and eco-friendly. The knicker is made from recycled polyester and hem mix that gives the pants a denim-like feel and is highly abrasion resistant. It is fitting but not restricting, and comes equipped with double waist snaps, belt loops, zippered fly, articulated knees and double stitching throughout. The knicker is handmade in St. Louis, where the company originated. These shorts will protect you from all the summer rides around the city and are also built to last through this summer, the next and perhaps more.