Essential Commuter Bike Gear

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Showers Pass Elite Pro Jacket

Showers Pass Elite Pro Jacket    Photo: Courtesy of Showers Pass

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   Photo: 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   Photo: 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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