Bike commuting requires specialized garments. Firstly, you need unlimited freedom to move. And the fewer distractions, the better. For the A2B Commuter Hardshell Jacket, Arc’teryx designers focused on creating a hardwearing waterproof-breathable GORE-TEX shell that works seamlessly with a cyclist in motion.
The articulated patterning works with the gusseted underarms to prevent binding and bunching while bent over handlebars. The cut is long enough to provide coverage, but high enough for freedom at the hips and waist, and the aesthetic is sleek and minimalist.
The low-profile StowHood provides exceptional coverage with a high level of peripheral vision. It fits under most bike helmets, and when not in use, stows inside the collar. Reflective elements are built in for safety on the road, and tuck out of sight for a cleaner look off it. Available in women’s and men’s styles.
To complete your green-season commuting outfit, the A2B Chino is designed for the bike commuting but boasts a casual style that easily transitions to the workplace or café. The dynamics of cycling require the freedom for constant motion and the ability to make small adjustments on the fly. The A2B’s fit, articulation and gusseted crotch meet the needs of the cyclist, but do not impact the pant’s off-road style. The trim fit – which is exactly what you want in a cycling pant – is streamlined and moves with the body. Women’s and men’s styles available.
Check the Arc’teryx spring ’15 collection – including the much-anticipated footwear line – here.