Rhone is a men’s apparel company that makes a wide variety of products ranging from workout shorts to more formal wear. One of Rhone’s most popular products is the Commuter Pant, which is marketed to be a highly formal wear pant.
As someone who constantly struggles to find good-fitting pants that move well for my quads, glutes, and hamstrings, I was excited to put the Rhone Commuter Pant to the test. Across the board, I really enjoy the fit and feel of the Commuter Pant.
The Flex-Fit fabric moves and breathes well and these pants have served me well as good all-season pants. Despite enjoying these pants and wearing them often for pretty much everything, there are a couple of cons to note which I’ll discuss below.
In this Rhone Commuter Pant review, I’m going to dive into multiple categories to help you decide if these pants are a good fit for the context of your needs.
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Who Should Invest In the Rhone Commuter Pant?
The Rhone Commuter Pant is a good option for guys that work out regularly that want a versatile pant that stretches well and doesn’t feel limiting. If you have thicker thighs and glutes, then you likely understand the struggle of finding comfortable formal pants.
I think the Rhone Commuter Pant does a good job at filling this ask for active guys. These pants are built with a Flex-Knit fabric, which is composed of stretch polyester blend so they don’t have an overly “shiny” look to them and they’re durable.
If you’re someone who plans to wear the Rhone Commuter Pant to work, casually to run errands and go out in, and even in more formal settings, then I think this pant is worth investing in.
I like the simplicity of this pant’s construction. In my opinion, this isn’t a pair of “stretchy” formal pants that looks cheap and loses its shape after a few months of regular wear — the Commuter Pant is good for versatility and they should last a while if you take good care of them.
Rhone Commuter Pant
- Athletes and Lifters
- Casual Wear
- Formal Settings and Work
- For Waist Security
Rhone Commuter Pant Pros
After wearing the Rhone Commuter Pant for multiple months, I’ve found multiple construction and performance pros to note with this pant.
- Good for Pretty Much Everything
- Flex-Knit Fabric Is Durable and Comfortable
- Decent Pant Option for All-Season Wear
The first thing to like about the Rhone Commuter Pant is how versatile this pant is. I think it can be tough at times to find pants that work really well in a variety of settings and this pant helps limit the ask of, “What pants should I wear for blank?”
For example, the Commuter Pant is a pant you can wear to the office, out on the golf course, on a date, and even casually. I personally don’t like wasting mental energy trying to find the “right” outfit and the Commuter Pant is nice because it’s an easy consistent pick.
I don’t think I’ve ever worn the Commuter Pant for an event and regretted wearing them because they either didn’t look the part or perform correctly based on the context in which I’m wearing them. Their versatility is pretty unrivaled.
Another pro with the Commuter Pant is the Flex-Knit fabric Rhone uses in this model. The Flex-Knit is Rhone’s proprietary fabric and it delivers a strong performance for mobility, breathability, and durability.
This material has a 4-way stretch construction and this pant is lightweight which is great for mobility and breathability. I also like that the pant is not so lightweight that they look cheap or like “overly stretchy” formal pants that are trying too hard to be formal.
In the context of being versatile, I think the Flex-Knit fabric is definitely the star player for the Commuter Pant. I also enjoy the pocket system in these pants and that they’re deep enough to easily hold your belongings and not have the pockets overly protruding when filled.
The last thing to like about the Rhone Commuter Pant is that they’re good all-season pants. I find at times it can be tough to find lighter breathable pants for summer wear that can also be warm enough for winter months.
As an all-season pant, the Commuter Pant does a pretty good job. I’m based in Denver, Colorado (NYC prior), and I regularly wear these pants in the fall and winter, and they also work well in warmer months so when I was in New York City last spring, these pants were comfortable on warmer days when riding the subway and walking around the city for meetings.
Also, this might be TMI, but if you’re like me and like going commando in your pants sometimes, then I think you’ll enjoy the comfort you get from the Commuter Pant and the materials used in them.
Rhone Commuter Pant Cons
Over the course of my testing and review process, I’ve enjoyed the Rhone Commuter Pant, but there are a couple of cons worth mentioning.
- Snap Button Could Be Reworked
- Not the Most Cost-Efficient
The first drawback with the Rhone Commuter Pant is that Rhone uses a snap button in this pant. I think snap buttons can be a little hit or miss and I think a traditional button would be a better call for these pants for a wider variety of guys.
For example, with snap buttons, you run the risk of them losing their “snappiness” over time compared to traditional buttons, and you also run the risk then of the pant popping open when bending and putting stress into the waistband.
I haven’t had this issue yet in the Commuter Pant, but it is an issue I’ve run into with other snap button pants. I could also see the “popping open” issue being problematic for guys that have little to no wiggle room in the waist of their pants.
Another drawback to the Rhone Commuter Pant is that its price point is slightly higher compared to more budget-friendly options on the market. At a price point of around $128-138 USD, this is definitely a more premium men’s pant.
While I do think the price point for the Commuter Pant can be justified, especially if you take good care of them and you’re looking for athletic pants, they’re still a bit more expensive than pants than other brands.
Performance and Styling
For this section, I’m going to discuss the performance of the Rhone Commuter Pant and talk about a couple of ways that I like to style this pant. In regard to performance, I’m mostly going to discuss mobility, breathability, and durability for certain contexts.
Rhone Commuter Pant Performance Breakdown
The Rhone Commuter Pant has performed well in all of the settings that I wear this pant for. When it comes to casual wear and wearing in office settings, there are two key elements that I enjoy.
First, I like the breathability of these pants and the weight of the fabric. It never feels heavy and if you’re stuck sitting for long periods, I like that this material moves well and is easily adjustable.
Second, I like the pocket system on these pants. More specifically, I like that the pocket system is deep enough to hold my phone, wallet, and keys and keep them secure when doing things like going upstairs or jogging across the street if I’m pushing the crosswalk timer.
Outside of casual wear, I’ve also worn the Commuter Pant for golfing. Outside of this pants’ weight and pocket system I also really enjoy the mobility you get from these pants. These pants don’t ride up like other non-stretch pants which I personally really enjoy, especially for golfing on warmer days.
When wearing these pants out, I think the big thing to like about the Commuter Pant is its simplistic look and construction. These pants can go with so many different outfits that it’s pretty easy to style — even for my gym bro self who lacks fashion forwardness and is very aware of that.
Styling the Rhone Commuter Pant
When wearing the Rhone Commuter Pant, I’ll generally go with a couple of different styles that I’ve found work really well for the context of this pant and their style.
One of my go-to outfits in these pants is to pair the Commuter Pant with a sweater and a vest with boots. In colder months this is one of my go-to styles and it hasn’t let me down yet.
In warmer months, I’ll rock these pants with streetwear shoes with button-ups, polos, or long-sleeve shirts depending on the context in which I’m wearing them. The breathability is solid in these pants, so they’re good pants for outdoor wear and for commuting — no surprise there.
Rhone Commuter Pant Sizing
In the Rhone Commuter Pant, you should be safe going true to size in regard to your waist size. I found that these pants fit true around the waist and depending on the sizing option you go with the legs and the crotch fits well, too.
I like that Rhone offers multiple sizing variants with inseam options for the Commuter Pant. If you like a slim or skinny fit they have those options along with regular, jogger, and 5-pocket. Personally, I think the regular pant will be the right call for guys with thicker leg muscles.
For example, in this review, I’m wearing a 33″ regular Commuter Pant with a 32″ inseam. My waist size is around 32-33″, but with my butt and thighs, I often go up to 33″ to award myself additional room. I’ve listed my dimensions below.
- Waist: 32-33″
- Hip Width: 39-40″
- Mid-Thigh: 24″
- Height: 6′ 0″
- Weight: 180 lbs
I like how despite going up a bit in sizing, the Commuter Pant doesn’t feel overly baggy. Some brands’ pants can feel pretty spacious when sizing up, so I like that the Commuter Pant stays a bit more true with its leg, pant, and waist sizing.
In addition, I also like that Rhone does a pretty good job with their sizing guide. They give the direct dimensions for certain sizes and variants, which makes the buying process a bit easier for anyone who knows or can record their sizes.
For the Rhone Commuter Pant, you can expect to pay between $128 and $138 USD. I mentioned this before in the cons, but this is definitely more of a premium pant, so their price point is a bit higher than other budget-friendly options.
Rhone does have sales here and there so definitely keep an eye out if you want to save a little money. Also, you can check out some of their “surplus” options which have marked down final sale prices which could be a good bet for budget-conscious shoppers.
Again, I do think this pant is worth it for the active guy and they should last you a while if you take good care of them and wash them correctly.
Rhone Commuter Pant
- Athletes and Lifters
- Casual Wear
- Formal Settings and Work
- For Waist Security
Below, I’m going to break down some of the key construction details for the Rhone Commuter Pant. These details influence this pair of pants’ durability, performance, and comfort.
- Waist Size Options: 28″, 30″, 31″, 32″, 33″, 34″, 35″, 36″, 38″, 40″
- Inseam Options: 26-33″
The Rhone Commuter Pant is constructed with Rhone’s proprietary Flex-Knit fabric. This fabric has a 4-way stretch construction and is wrinkle resistant.
On the front of the pants, there are two main left and right pockets with an additional internal pocket on the right side.
There are three posterior pockets and the right side has an internal zip pocket for additional security.
The legs of the Commuter Pant are gusseted for an athletic form-fitting look and there’s a rubber snap closure for waist security.
There are six core belt loops with two on the posterior for additional security. I personally like when pants have this belt loop construction because it promotes a better and more secure fit.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q:What are Rhone Commuter Pants made of?
Q:Do Rhone pants fit true to size?
Q:Does Rhone ever go on sale?
As someone who seriously struggles to find more pants that both fit me well and that I enjoy wearing, I really like the Rhone Commuter Pant. The Commuter Pant has a nice level of comfort and stretches well to accommodate my thicker quads and glutes.
If you’re an athlete or lifter that is on the market for a good versatile pair of pants that can work well in a variety of settings, then the Rhone Commuter Pant could be a good option to explore.
There are a couple of subtle construction details that could be improved, such as the snap button, but as a whole, the Commuter Pant does a solid job.
If you have additional questions on the Rhone Commuter Pant, drop a comment below or reach out to me personally via Instagram (@jake_boly)!
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