The Best Bike Commuting Gear of 2019

(Photo: Charles Dustin Sammann)
buyer's guide

The kit you need to maximize winter saddle time

buyer's guide
(Photo: Courtesy Lifeproof)

LifeProof Quito Pack ($99)

LifeProof is known for its bomber smartphone cases, and the Quito brings that same safety-first mindset to your commute. Made from a water-repellent Cordura fabric, with a cinch-top hood flap and water-resistant media pocket, this bag is a simple, sleek transport that’ll accommodate all your essentials, including a 15-inch laptop.

Buy Now

buyer's guide
(Photo: Courtesy Coros)

Coros Omni Helmet ($200)

Lights on the back automatically switch on or off depending on ambient levels. With Bluetooth connectivity and bone-­conduction speakers (which transmit sound via cheekbone pads in the temple straps), this lid can also play audio and receive calls from your phone, controlled by a bar-mounted remote.

Buy Now

buyer's guide
(Photo: Courtesy Kitsbow)

Kitsbow Trials Jacket ($395)

It’s hard to believe that the velvety Trials jacket from Kitsbow would withstand even a light sprinkle. Yet the Polartec NeoShell fabric kept us dry through some heavy Alaskan rainstorms.

Buy Now

buyer's guide
(Photo: Courtesy Search and State)

Search and State Long Sleeve Merino Jersey ($180)

This is the antidote to gaudy, Saran-wrap-tight cycling kit. The heavyweight merino is tailored loosely enough to layer over a base, and a trio of back pockets hide your license and cash.

Men's Women's

buyer's guide
(Photo: Courtesy Hardvark)

Hardvark Voyager Shirt ($175)

Think you know merino? The Voyager—a soft, wrinkle-free oxford that comes in gingham, twill, and tattersall—will make you think again. The crisp cut and pearled buttons are office appropriate.

Buy Now

buyer's guide
(Photo: Courtesy Western Rise)

Western Rise Evolution Pants ($149)

The Evolution’s air-spun nylon is as downy as aged denim but tough enough to cope with an unruly chainring. The patterning is trim and dressy, with square-cut pockets.

Buy Now​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

buyer's guide
(Photo: Courtesy Lucnt)

Lucnt SRL1 Light ($120)

The 59-lumen SRL1 is a magnet-mounted taillight for your bike. Housed in lightweight machined aluminum, it blinks at motorists approaching from behind, then switches to solid as you roll to a stop.

Buy Now​​​​​​​

buyer's guide
(Photo: Courtesy Moots)

Moots Highline Bike ($6,299)

The Highline is the Mercedes-Maybach of city bikes, with a luxurious ride and a price tag to match. Seamless Reynolds titanium blunts chatter on dodgy city asphalt, while Shimano’s Metrea, the company’s urban group set, looks as sharp as it shifts.

Buy Now​​​​​​​

buyer's guide
(Photo: Courtesy Chrome)

Chrome Dima 2.0 Shoes ($75)

The slick Dimas pack commuting cred, with vulcanized rubber outsoles for grip, stiff nylon shanks, and reflective hits on the heels.

Buy Now

Support Outside Online

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.

Contribute to Outside
From Winter 2019 Buyer's Guide
Filed To: Commuter BikesCity BikingWinter Buyer's Guide
Lead Photo: Charles Dustin Sammann

When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. Outside does not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy.

More Gear