What’s better than looking forward to your morning commute and arriving at the office feeling pumped and energized for the day? If you’re looking to get into cycling as a commute option, here are my top recommendations for the coolest (and work-friendly) bike gear.
Do you change out of your cycling gear every time you get into the office and that there was something you could both bike in and wear to work? Check out the bike to work skinny jeans by Beta Brand. These technical pants are water and soil resistant, have reflective striping, and are stretchy enough to give you a comfortable ride. They even have a U-Lock holder on the belt ban, and are professional looking enough to cut it most business casual settings.
For the men, Outlier has some of the best technical gear out there and multiple lines for different activities such as hiking, cycling, etc. Most notably, their technical pants are top notch and highly reviewed among outdoors and gym enthusiasts. The Outlier OG Technical Pants, pictured above, are their quintessential bike to work pants. Not only do they appear to be completely professional business slacks, but their 4-way stretch fabric is comfortable, breathable, and water and soil repellant. You can take these straight from the office to the gym, hiking, yoga, etc.
The Bum Saver:
Tired of showing up to work after a great morning ride and having coworkers laugh and point at your bum? Don’t worry, Ass Savers has got you covered, literally. It doesn’t require any tools to install and can easily fold to store under the saddle. At a price point of under $10, the value proposition of this product is pretty high for any commuter.
The LED Swag:
If you’re interested in turning your bike into a lightcycle from Tron (and really, who doesn’t want that?) I recommend checking out RevoLights. They’re extremely bright with 8 total LEDs per wheel, as well as theft-resistant and rechargeable to boot. They’re the perfect accessory for any urban commuter. You can also purchase a version that syncs to an app on your smartphone and turns the lights on and off as you approach or leave the bicycle. What better way to brighten up your daily commute and look like a badass at the same time?
Amy Liu is a Digital Marketing Associate at FirstJob and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley. In her free time, she loves exploring San Francisco and trying out tasty new restaurants.