The Perfect Women's Bike Commuting Kit

Savvy streetwear to fend off April showers

A rainy day doesn't have to cancel your cycling commute. (Dustin Sammann)
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Sunski Dipsea Sunglasses ($55)

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(Courtesy Sunski)

Shield your eyes from glare with these polarized shades, packaged in a stylish silhouette and a lightweight frame that’s comfortable for daylong use.

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Stance Solo ­Voyage Outdoor Socks ($20)

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(Courtesy Stance)

Stance’s calf-high lookers are made with a merino-­synthetic blend, which is perfectly warm, wicking, and stink resistant. But we really love ’em for the fun pattern.

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The North Face ­Access Pack ($235)

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(Courtesy The North Face)

Your laptop and other electronics are safe within the Access. A water-­resistant polyester-nylon fabric covers the aluminum frame, and the clam­shell top opens wide for easy stowing. It locks, too.

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Marmot Featherless Trail Vest ($125)

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(Courtesy Marmot)

Layer this cozy vest under your waterproof shell for extra warmth. It has a helping of synthetic insulation—for those lingering cold days—with a fitted cut.

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Bose Soundsport Earphones ($150)

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(Courtesy Bose)

We’re in the golden age of podcasts. Listen better with the Soundsports: there’s no cord to get in the way, and the shape won’t slip from wet ears. Oh yeah, the sound quality is stellar, too, and they’ll pump for six hours on a charge.

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Lululemon Cloud Crush Jacket ($228)

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(Courtesy Lululemon)

City slicker, meet high-performance rain shell. This lightweight waterproof trench, with sealed seams and a knee-length cut, keeps moisture out even in a downpour.

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Sealskinz Ultra Grip Gloves ($220)

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(Courtesy Sealskinz)

These touchscreen-compatible water­proof gloves are lined with merino wool to make their moisture-­wicking prowess high and their breath­ability even higher.

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Rapha Jeans ($220)

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(Courtesy Rapha)

They look like typical midrise skinny jeans, but bikers take note: rolling up the cuffs of these stylish dungarees reveals reflective piping. Consider them your commuting uniform.

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Kodiak Alma Boots ($165)

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(Courtesy Kodiak)

Galoshes are workhorses, but they leave feet hot and sweaty. This sleek rain boot, with a leather upper and grippy outsole, is a definite upgrade.

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Pendleton Pueblo Cross Bandana ($15)

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(Courtesy Pendelton)

Buffs are commonplace on the mountain, but they don’t earn style points on the street. To protect your face and neck from the elements, try this bandana instead.

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Filson Wax Logger Mesh Cap ($35)

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(Courtesy Filson)

With a stout water-resistant brim to keep your face dry in a deluge, this ventilated cap is as suited to your walk to the train as it is to a day on the river.

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From Outside Magazine, April 2018
Filed To: Gloves / Synthetic / Boots / Socks / Style / Sunglasses
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