The Cycle Life

The Cyclist's Closet

Our favorite new cycling-inspired apparel and gear for Bike to Work Week

The Cyclist's Closet

Photo: Richard Masoner via Flickr

While it’s great to have a week that reminds everyone of the virtues of biking to work, I think that bikes should be the default, not the exception. That might seem like a daydream, but a host of manufacturers are filling closets with apparel that make bike commuting simpler and more stylish.

No, a wrinkle-free button-up or a pair of SPD-compatible kicks aren’t going to tip the bike-commute balance. But the breathable fabrics and bike-smart designs manage the elements—yours as well as the environment’s—and help ensure that you show up looking fresh and crisp. Plus, they’re mostly all stylish enough that you won’t need a wardrobe change on arrival.

Rapha Gingham Longsleeve Shirt
Outlier Ultralight Blazer
Giro SS Merino Polo
Upright Cycling Division Pant
Chrome Storm Field Jacket
Timbuk2 Especial Messenger
Lazer Sweet Helmet
Teva Joyride Mid

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