Commuting by bike is a cheap, easy and environmental friendly way of getting from point A to point B, not to mention a great workout. Now with Fall being in full swing, the avid cyclist may face some serious obstacles: wind, rain, wet foliage, dropping temperatures and limited visibility call for according precautions. The outfit we have put together for you this week oscilates between fashionable and performance driven, keeping you warm, safe and above all visible. See more after the jump.
Norse Projects – 5 Panel Earflap Wool Cap
Five panel caps have been going strong for while now. Thanks to Norse Projects you can now rock them even throughout the cold season. The one above is made of cozy wool and features detachable earflaps, to protect your ears from that nasty headwind. Get it at Soto.
Nike – NSW Ventile Anorak
The Nike NSW Ventile Anorak may not look that special on first sight, but in this case it is all about the inner values. Besides that great orange colourway, it features some of the most advanced materials and design. It is made from a single layer Ventile, a water repellent cotton fabric. All the seams have been taped, providing a waterproof finish. The jacket sports two button pockets on the chest, and two zip pockets at the hem, which all feature leather zip pulls. Get it at End.
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YMC – Lambswool Gloves
YMC provides some great gloves for this Fall/Winter season. The ones above, made in Scotland from soft lambswool, will definitely keep your hands from freezing to the handlebar . Get them at Mr. Porter.
Levi’s – Commuter 511 Chinos
Levi’s gave their classics a commuter friendly overhaul. These 511 Chinos for example feature some great details that come in handy while finding your way through city traffic. Made from a stretch cotton material, which ensures a comfortable fit while cycling, it features among other things 3M reflective taping at the seams, Nanosphere coating for weather and grime resistance, a reinforced crotch area and a waist band that holds your U-Lock. Get them at Asos.
Nike – Lunar Glide+ 4 Shield
Featuring a reflective and weatherproof upper, the recently released Nike Lunar Glide+ 4 makes not only for a great running shoe, but keeps you dry and visible while cycling as well. Get your pair directly at Nike.
Bookman Bycicle Lights
Not really part of the outfit, but still these little babies might come in handy for sure. Wrap them around your handlebar or saddle pole and you are ready to go. They feature 3 different modes – Slow flashing, fast flashing and steady light – and come in 8 different colours. Get yours on the Bookman website.