I look forward to bike commuting in the fall. Sure, it’s a little chillier on the way to and from work, but the colder temps are a good excuse to upgrade your kit. We’ve gathered some of our favorite pieces—plus some fun accessories—designed to keep you warm, safe, and happy in cold weather.
Arc’teryx Interstate Jacket ($449)
Arc’teryx is known for making bomber, technical jackets ideal for braving climbs in the Canadian Rockies. Bike commuting is a good deal tamer, which is why the company dialed the specs back on this urban piece.
Instead of Gore-Tex Pro, Arc’teryx chose Gore-Tex fabric with C-Knit-backer technology, which is still tough as nails and waterproof in a downpour, but softer next to skin. And instead of a giant, helmet-compatible flap, the hood stows neatly in the collar. You still get a rig that will take a beating, but it’ll also blends in nicely on city streets.