A rainy day doesn't have to cancel your cycling commute.
A rainy day doesn't have to cancel your cycling commute. (Dustin Sammann)

The Perfect Women’s Bike Commuting Kit

Savvy streetwear to fend off April showers

A rainy day doesn't have to cancel your cycling commute.

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Sunski Dipsea Sunglasses ($55)

(Courtesy Sunski)

Shield your eyes from glare with these polarized shades, packaged in a stylish silhouette and a lightweight frame that’s comfortable for daylong use.


Stance Solo ­Voyage Outdoor Socks ($20)

(Courtesy Stance)

Stance’s calf-high lookers are made with a merino-­synthetic blend, which is perfectly warm, wicking, and stink resistant. But we really love ’em for the fun pattern.


The North Face ­Access Pack ($235)

(Courtesy The North Face)

Your laptop and other electronics are safe within the Access. A water-­resistant polyester-nylon fabric covers the aluminum frame, and the clam­shell top opens wide for easy stowing. It locks, too.


Marmot Featherless Trail Vest ($125)

(Courtesy Marmot)

Layer this cozy vest under your waterproof shell for extra warmth. It has a helping of synthetic insulation—for those lingering cold days—with a fitted cut.


Bose Soundsport Earphones ($150)

(Courtesy Bose)

We’re in the golden age of podcasts. Listen better with the Soundsports: there’s no cord to get in the way, and the shape won’t slip from wet ears. Oh yeah, the sound quality is stellar, too, and they’ll pump for six hours on a charge.


Lululemon Cloud Crush Jacket ($228)

(Courtesy Lululemon)

City slicker, meet high-performance rain shell. This lightweight waterproof trench, with sealed seams and a knee-length cut, keeps moisture out even in a downpour.


Sealskinz Ultra Grip Gloves ($220)

(Courtesy Sealskinz)

These touchscreen-compatible water­proof gloves are lined with merino wool to make their moisture-­wicking prowess high and their breath­ability even higher.


Rapha Jeans ($220)

(Courtesy Rapha)

They look like typical midrise skinny jeans, but bikers take note: rolling up the cuffs of these stylish dungarees reveals reflective piping. Consider them your commuting uniform.


Kodiak Alma Boots ($165)

(Courtesy Kodiak)

Galoshes are workhorses, but they leave feet hot and sweaty. This sleek rain boot, with a leather upper and grippy outsole, is a definite upgrade.


Pendleton Pueblo Cross Bandana ($15)

(Courtesy Pendelton)

Buffs are commonplace on the mountain, but they don’t earn style points on the street. To protect your face and neck from the elements, try this bandana instead.


Filson Wax Logger Mesh Cap ($35)

(Courtesy Filson)

With a stout water-resistant brim to keep your face dry in a deluge, this ventilated cap is as suited to your walk to the train as it is to a day on the river.


From Outside Magazine, April 2018 Lead Photo: Dustin Sammann

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