For fall bike commuters looking to lose the short pants and spandex, there’s a wide variety of casual cycling clothing that still maintains the technical properties one needs when pedaling. One of our favorites, the slim-cut Levi’s Commuter Hooded Trucker Jacket, is a classically styled denim coat with a few secrets. First off, it’s made from a stretch twill treated with a water- and dirt-repellent finish that shrugs off the wet stuff. Inside, cycling-jersey-style pockets line the jacket’s rear, while its longer sleeve and shoulder gussets keep wrist cuffs from riding up when you assume the cycling position. If you unzip the collar, you’ll find a helmet-friendly nylon hood with proper drawstrings that cinch it down snugly. Weeks of wet and dry riding in the Trucker proved its technical prowess; wearing it around town earned several compliments, cementing its casual appeal. [$128; us.levi.com]
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