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The Best Bike Commuting Gear of 2019

(Photo: Charles Dustin Sammann)
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The kit you need to maximize winter saddle time

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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