Yes, by now, we're all familiar with the joke about guys, cargo shorts, and 'Nam. However, the joke never mentioned cargo pants, nor did it mention the absolute convenience of cargo pockets while in the saddle. And while we understand the laughter directed towards massive pants with pockets for pockets' sake, the new Levi's Commuter Cargo Pants shatter this mold. In fact, these pants feature a slim fit, both a sanitized and protective finish, and thankfully, no carpenter's hook for ghosts of hammers past. These aren't some run of the mill, one off attempt at appeasing a subculture. Instead, Levi's worked closely with cyclists in multiple cities around America, distributing prototypes and accepting feedback. And, as a result of developing the pants in accordance to critique, Levi's effectively dialed in the fit, accoutrements, and finishes to what cyclists are actually asking for. Accordingly, Levi's adapted its slim fit cargo pants to the purpose of cycling. The Commuter Cargos feature a water resistant and dirt repellent protective finish to make commuting in hostile weather a little more acceptable, especially if your destination is the office. It's for this very reason that Levi's also incorporated an odor resistant finish to the pants, too. In terms of fit, it's important to note that Levi's considers the Cargo as a slim fit pair of pants. They sit slightly below the waist and feature a slim, slightly tapered leg. However, for the sake of coverage while in the saddle, these Cargos have been cut higher in the rear than a standard pair. For the pockets, these trousers have been given slash front pockets, like a chino, with built in stretch webbing at the corners. Meanwhile, the rear pockets feature a welted design, and the legs have cargo pockets that end right above the knee. And to increase your visibility to motorists in low light conditions, Levi's incorporated reflective 3M Scotchlite tape on the interior of the pant's cuffs.