Design phase

The Last Pants

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Design phase

The Last Pants

The product is being designed with you and other customers. We need your ideas and feedback to create the perfect product. By including you in the design phase, we make sure that we only create products you really want, and that will be used and loved for many, many years.

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The Last started with a simple question: Is it possible to create technical outerwear that can be passed on from generation to generation, and therefore be the last pants you ever need to buy? A pair of pants that can be used for everything might be a hard goal to reach, be we believe that it is a necessity. If you want to take part in development, sign up for the next test group here.

Ventile cotton
Lifetime service
Made in Europe

The product is being designed with you and other customers. We need your ideas and feedback to create the perfect product. By including you in the design phase, we make sure that we only create products you really want, and that will be used and loved for many, many years.

The Last started with a simple question: Is it possible to create technical outerwear that can be passed on from generation to generation, and therefore be the last pants you ever need to buy? A pair of pants that can be used for everything might be a hard goal to reach, be we believe that it is a necessity. If you want to take part in development, sign up for the next test group here.

Ventile cotton
Lifetime service
Made in Europe
Give feedback

The last pants you need to buy
Over the past two years, the concept has developed and prototypes have been tested. We don't know if we can live up to the ambition, because all clothes wear out and pieces can break. What we do know is that we have to include as many people as possible to get close in on the ambition. That is why The Last is developed with our Community, and will be tested long and hard before we can say we are done. If you want to be part of the next round of testing, sign up here.

"Contract"
The Last is a concept that makes the clothes last as long as possible. For example, the products are made with durable material and designed to be easily repaired. We are also dependent on you doing your part. We like to think of it as a kind of contract. Long story short, that means that you take good care of your clothes and repair them if needed. That way, we can together say "f*ck you" to the clothing industry and the endless hunt for new clothes.

Lifetime service
A key part of The Last is the lifetime service. This means that we will repair the garments if needed, free of charge. In addition, we will help you with tips and maintenance forever.

Worn out pieces have to be easily replaceable if the product is to last as long as possible. There is, for example, reinforcement on exposed areas like the inside of the legs in a thicker, more solid kind of recycled Ventile that can endure more water and wear. The patches are mounted so that they can easily be replaced in the future.

Areas of use
The project started with developing outerwear for hiking and skiing. After testing prototypes, this has developed into making the perfect outerwear for a Norwegian roadtrip. Imagine going on a trip not knowing what activities you will be doing; skiing, going to the movies, climbing, hunting, cycling, sailing or just hanging out in the sun. And imagine you only have room for one pair of pants. That is what The Last will be. Many people can't imagine only having one pair of pants for all different activities, but we want to challenge that philosophy. Own fewer clothes and pack less. That is the essence of our philosophy.

Read our entire design philosophy here.

Key details

5. Extra large pocket on thigh with water repellent YKK zipper. On the insde of the pocket there is an inner pocket for a beacon with an elastic band and a hook.

7. Fitted knees with an extra layer of Ventile24 on the inside. The double layer makes the knees more durable and more water resistant. The extra layer is open in the top so you can put in kneepads in for example a wool padding.

11. YKK zipper for opening for wider leg openings. When fully opened the legs are 11 cm wider and can fit over large boots.

See all features under Technical details further down on the page.

Design
Sizes
The pants are unisex, and the sizes are set to men's sizes. Women should therefore go for a size down from their usual size. That means that if you usually wear a women's size M, we suggest ordering The Last in a size S.

Colors
Colors in this phase are based on standard colors from the manufacturer. Final colors will be chosen later.

Ventile cotton
The pants are made in the legendary fabric, Ventile. You can read more about the fabric here. Here are a few benefits:

"Waterproof"
Ventile is amazing in any situation. The only exception might be hours of pouring rain, but a big part of Ventile's fame comes from the its technology that keeps water out. (It was originally developed for fire hoses.)

"Breathable"
The fabric is relatively light and a lot of the focus goes towards its breathability. Unlike GoreTex, Ventile is also comfortable against the skin.

Patina
Ventile is known for its patina – it ages well. That is also a key element in our design philosophy: Timeless. We have researched pants from the past 100 years, and have reached a cut, design and color palette that won't go out of style for the next 100 years.

Price
Another key part of our design philosophy is not to focus on the production price during development. We only focus on making the best possible product. The price of The Last pants will be around 750 Euro.

Process
Fall of 2020, 20 people received The Last Pants for testing. Based on feedback from this group, we have made changes for a second test group that will receive their garments this summer (2021). If you are interested in joining a third test group you can sign up for the waiting list here. Key changes after Group 1's testing:

1: Tightening mechanism
4 testers commented when they tightened the pants, they loosened up too quickly.

2: Belt loops
4 testers thought that the belt loops were too small.

3: Beacon pocket
3 testers noted that the beacon pocket needs to be on the inside of the pants.

4: Reinforcement legs
3 testers thought that the reinforcement on the inside of the legs could stop below the knees.

5: Reinforcement knees
4 testers wanted an extra layer on the knees.

6: Zipper garage
1 tester noted that the flap that covers the zipper on the side of the leg points forward instead of backwards.

Details

  • + Technical info
  • + Size chart

Process

This product is being designed now – with you!

1 Design phase
2 Decision phase
3 Production phase
4 Available
Lifetime service
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Discussion

We always follow our design philosophy when developing new products, but in order to create products you will love your whole life, we need some help from you too. That's why we have a Community, where you can contribute in the development of new and existing products. Read our philosophy, join the community and be a part of the design phase.

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