May is National Bike Month, which means it’s time to bust out your best gear, whether you’re in the mountains, commuting to work or just cruising the neighborhood. And the following pedaling pieces are sure to have you riding in style all season…
1. Abisko Vent Shirt LS (Fjällräven, $120): This packable, moisture-wicking long-sleeved tee is ideal for intense trekking in warm conditions. The back is mesh for extra ventilation while flat-lock seams reduce chafing on long rides.
2. Striped Quarters Socks (Bombas, $11): Built for athletic performance and engineered for comfort, these stylish socks also serve a worth cause. Socks are the most requested clothing item at homeless shelters, and for every pair of Bombas purchased, one pair is donated.
3. Sweep Double Bike Shorts (Novara, $70): Mountain biking? City biking? Doesn’t matter. These versatile polyester shorts offer style and comfort with a two-way mechanical stretch yoke and gusset for an extended range of motion—and they keep you dry if the weather decides to be a jerk.
4. Power Core Fitted T-Shirt (C9 Champion, $20): The fast-drying, moisture-wicking fabric of this crewneck tee, with strategically placed mesh, will keep you fresh for a long commute.
5. Maclean Windbreaker (Flylow, $90): In case it’s a bit windy out on the trails, you might want to keep this ultra-light and packable jacket on hand. It’ll block rain and wind without taking up too much room in your pack.
6. M’s Trio LT Short (ibex, $120): These lightweight shorts with molded pads are designed for cycling, so you can ride comfortably whether you’re going 4 miles… or 40.
7. Shak City Roller (ibex, $185): This full-zip knit with reflective detail is perfect for pedaling safely through intense city traffic. The style factor is just a bonus.
8. SELECT Barrier WxB Jacket (Pearl Izumi, $135): Biking on a rainy day? This jacket’s fully sealed seams provide durable waterproofing without sacrificing breathability. Its cycling-specific cut allows for a full range of motion in the saddle, too.
9. Oakridge Flannel (Dakine, $80): You can never go wrong with a flannel, especially one that allows you to transition from a commute or trail ride to the bar. A media chest pocket keeps your phone safe so you can text your buddies when you’re looking to meet up.
10. Fondo Wind Vest (Poc Sports, $130): When the winds kick in, you’ll want this weather-ready polyester vest. The four-way stretch fabric and breathable mesh back also allow for maximum motion on your ride.
11. T.H.E. Henley (Lululemon, $78): Headed to meet up with friends or a date, post-ride? Make sure you don’t smell. This anti-stink, multisport Henley wicks sweat to keep you high and dry from the bike to bistro.