Before this press release arrived in my inbox I had never heard of Thunderbolt Original Jeans. However, their use of Schoeller® Dryskin is intriguing. With the fleece like lining, wind-resistance, and Nano-Sphere DWR, these jeans sound like they can deal with a variety of adverse conditions.

They’re $200 (USD), so I know I’ll get pushback re: the price and that jeans are jeans and you can get them for… Anyway, they’re designed and hand sewn in Portland, America. Which is fuggin’ awesome.

Released: Thunderbolt Sportswear Updates Their Original Jeans With A Modern Fit

Full Press Release


Active Outdoor Brand Reinvigorates Active Jeans With A Modern Fit.

Portland, OR – Thunderbolt Sportswear – – Introduces new modernized style or their original Mark II jeans, now offering improved comfort and a tailored fit.

Commute in comfort and warmth with the Mark II’s 4-way stretch Schoeller® Dryskin soft-shell fabric with a soft fleece like lining. Designed with wind resistant materials and a Nano-Sphere water repellent coating, these jeans can outlast even the harshest elements. The Mark II provides a modern fit and high performance for a seamless transition off the saddle and into the office. The Mark II Jeans are designed and sewn in Portland, OR, using Imported swiss fabric.

The Mark II comes in 3 colorways of Alloy, Blacktop and ‘Jean’ with classic yellow stitching. And Is available in a variety of waist size and lengths.

Mark II Specs:

Schoeller® Dryskin soft-shell with NanoSphere®
Double woven blend of nylon, polyester, & spandex manufactured in accordance with Bluesign
Hidden zipper on right rear pocket
Reinforced ‘no-stretch’ waistband.
16 ounces.

About Thunderbolt Sportswear:

Designed and handsewn in Portland, USA by a small group of industry veterans — Thunderbolt Sportswear manufactures clothing essentials for the active lifestyle — without sacrificing comfort. Production is done in small runs close to home to ensure the highest quality, consistency, and ethical practices in the supply chain.