Feb
3
2014
By
of Valet.

Commuter
Style

Whether you're on your bike everyday or simply appreciate sharp looking clothes with clever multi-functionality, you've likely heard of Levi's commuter series—the collection of staples that have been reengineered for the modern cyclist. The technological benefits include water and stain repelling, sweat and moisture wicking and anti-microbial protection. Now in its fifth season, the latest collection has been designed using new, innovative fabric blends with advancements in breathability and insulation. Qualities that will serve you well, whether you're peddling in inclement weather or the coming warm days ahead.

Of course, jeans are at the heart of the lineup. Made of dark denim that clocks in at just under 10 ounces, they're lighter than most raw options. The ideal bike-to-work jeans, there's a bit of stretch for comfort, reinforced stress points for durability and reflective 3M lining at the cuffs for safety. The signature detail is the specialized strap built into the back of the waistband that holds a U-lock. The collection, hitting stores and the web this week, also includes a ripstop quilted vest, khakis and a convertible parka packed with pockets. They're stylish, tailored pieces that don't look like performance gear. Like a superhero's secret identity, the handy upgrades are hidden in plain sight. Which means you'll never get off your bike with damp, clinging clothes again.

510 jeans,
$88

 
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    A Better Bike Kit: Invest in quality accessories like a theft-proof light, some modern storage and a portable air pump for mid-ride flats.
 

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