Three must-haves for every cyclist commuter

Text by: Reuben Ramsay

Arc’teryx, Levi

Going from point A to B is definitely not as easy as it sounds when you commute on your cycle.The arduous elements, crazy drivers who never learned how to share (the road), and not to mention the pestilent perspiration that occurs during your ride. All this takes place while you are just trying to go to work. Unfortunately, most of us cannot wear a tank top and shorts to work, or perhaps changing out of your bibs and other skin-tight biking gear at work may not be your thing.

What if I told you there is clothing designed with style in mind while still being able to perform during your commute? Technical enough for the streets and stylish enough for the office, check out these hybrid must-haves:

1/ Pants

Levi’s Commuter Skinny Jean

morning dove denim levis

Women’s Commuter Skinny Jean

The Commuter Skinny Jean is not only stylish, but a great pick for the ladies who cycle to work. The Levi’s commuter selection was fabricated to stay dry, be strong and stretch. Thoughtfully designed for cycling, it is sure to perform and be comfortable in the elements. This pant features deeper pockets so your items stay safe as well as reflective 3M™ Scotchlite™ tape on the cuff to keep you safe and visible.

Arc’teryx A2B Commuter Pant


Men’s A2B Commuter Pant

The feature-filled Arc’teryx Men’s A2B Commuter Pant is sure to impress with both its quality and performance. Schoeller® 3XDRY® technology also allows the fabric to be quick drying. The cotton/polyester stretch twill material and a gusseted crotch will ensure that you will have unrestricted mobility and reduced chafing. For extra safety measures, there are reflective surfaces on pocket flaps that can be hidden easily when needed.

2/ Shirts

Levi’s Commuter Tunic Shirt

commuter tunic levis

Women’s Commuter Tunic Shirt

If versatility is your thing, the Levi’s Women’s Commuter Tunic Shirt is a great pick! Fashionable and functional, S-Café™ technology is used to regulate moisture so you keep cool during hot temperatures and warm when it is cold. You will notice that a dropped back hem on this shirt which provides additional coverage when riding. Like the rest of the commuter collection, this shirt was designed with the cyclist in mind.

Levi’s Commuter L/S Workshirt


Men’s Commuter L/S Workshirt

Just like its women’s counterpart, the Levi’s Men’s Commuter Long Sleeve Workshirt provides a great look in the office and performs just as well as how it looks on bike. Summer or Fall, the thermoregulation technology, S-Café™, will help manage moisture keeping you comfortable. As for the rest of the features, the Commuter L/S has the same aspects as the Women’s Commuter Tunic Shirt.

3/ Jackets

Arc’teryx A2B Commuter Jacket

Arc’teryx A2B Commuter Jacket

Men’s A2B Commuter Jacket

The Arc’teryx A2B Commuter jacket is truly a thing of beauty made from moisture-resistant fabric, that maintains breathability, and wind-resistance. There are two key technologies used in the A2B Commuter Jacket: TerraTex™ (quick drying) and Kavan (provides stretch and durability). The former being a nylon and spandex weave textile while the latter being a specially-blended polyester double weave fabric. Future owners will be happy to find a plethora of features such as a drop back hem, reflective elements on the cuffs, a chin guard and wind flap. You can bet that you will have superb protection from the elements while riding, as well as outstanding functionality.

P.S. There is also a Commuter Jacket for Women.

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