The Best Urban Commuting Gear of 2021
Get to work in style, no matter the weather
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Hestra Frode Gloves ($135)
Cold fingers can ruin your day before it’s even started. With their soft brushed polyester lining and protective, durable elk-leather exterior, the unisex Frode is a stylish and practical bus stop essential.
American Trench Recycled Marl Socks ($20)
These recycled cotton-polyester socks are our wardrobe heroes on cold commutes. Cushy and insulating but not bulky, they keep your toes warm without crowding in your favorite boots.
Canada Goose Toronto Jacket ($1,495)
We love the versatility of this down parka, which has a removable liner for warmer days. Thoughtful features include reflective accents and a metro-card wrist pocket.
Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 ($400)
Bose’s newest ’phones let you adjust how much you want to hear: turn off noise canceling to hear train announcements or crank it up to immerse yourself in a podcast.
Billykirk No. 235 Leather Tote ($420)
Crafted with latigo cowhide, the No. 235 patinas beautifully and is comfortable to carry even when loaded up. A sturdy base means no embarrassing spills.
Blundstone Heeled Boots ($200)
Blundstone’s updated classic Chelsea is water-resistant even when tromping through deep slush. The low heel and slim design fits in at laid-back start-ups.
Pendleton Donegal Merino Sweater ($169)
No itch here. Made with a soft blend of merino and alpaca wool, this women’s turtleneck is warm enough for an icy commute but won’t make you sweat in an overheated office.
Outerknown S.E.A. Legs Slim Rugged Pants ($118)
These organic cotton khakis are stretchy and have a just-right fit for slim male builds. They’re classy enough to wear to work and keep in rotation for weekend outings.