Essential Commuter Bike Gear

Jacket

Showers Pass Elite Pro Jacket (Courtesy of Showers Pass)
Showers Pass Elite Pro Jacket

At just 8.5 ounces, the Showers Pass Elite Pro jacket may well be the lightest three-layer waterproof-breathable shell on earth. $230; showerspass.com

Exposure Lights Spark light

Exposure Lights Spark light
Exposure Lights Spark light

The four-setting, 240-lumen Exposure Lights Spark light is incredibly powerful for its size, and the bomber waterproof housing features a batter-life indicator. $139; ibexsports.com

Mission Workshop’s Rambler Rolltop Pack

Mission Workshop's Rambler Rolltop Pack
Mission Workshop's Rambler Rolltop Pack

Pricey for a backpack? Yes. A finely detailed, last-forever, 22-liter waterproof backpack that expands to double its size? Not in the least. Mission Workshop's Rambler Rolltop pack simply crushed the competition. $239; missionworkshop.com

Swrve Wool Cap

Swrve Wool Cap
Swrve Wool Cap

Class it up a touch with a Swrve wool cap ($28; swrvestore.com); it's midweight and low-profile enough to wear under your helmet.

Giro Surface Helmet

Giro Surface Helmet
Giro Surface Helmet

A stylish lid is worthless without a comfortable fit system. Giro's six-vent Surface helmet delivers; a quick spin of the dial is all it takes to snug it up. From $50; giro.com

DZR Strasse Shoes

DZR Strasse Shoes
DZR Strasse Shoes (Courtesy of DZR)

DZR's comfortable ride/walk Strasse shoes are SPD-compatible, but the recessed cleat hides beneath a removable panel in the sole, so you won't annoy colleagues clickety-clacking around the office all day. $110; dzrshoes.com

Outlier Workwear Pants Iteration Two

Outlier Workwear Pants Iteration Two
Outlier Workwear Pants Iteration Two

Outlier's Workwear Pants Iteration Two are our favorite four-season cycling trousers, with a perfect bike specific cut (with gusseted crotch) and office-worthy style in a tough-outside, soft-inside, nylon canvas. $188; outlier.cc

Kryptonite Evolution Mini-7 Lock

Kryptonite Evolution Mini-7 Lock
Kryptonite Evolution Mini-7 Lock (Courtesy of Kryptonite)

Anchor your ride with Kryptonite's Evolution Mini-7 lock. The seven-inch U-shackle is long enough for most situations, while the included cable secures your front wheel or saddle. $65; kryptonite.com

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