No matter where you live or what you do, traveling to and from work—or even just around town—can be a hassle. Thankfully, some of the latest and greatest gear presents a potent trifecta of strength, style and smarts to make the whole process much more pleasant. After all, don’t you just love stuff that helps you get where you’re going smoothly and safely—and look damn good doing it?
Shimano Transit Check Button Up Shirt ($80): This long-sleever may look like simply a sharp all-around garment, but it offers much more than meets the eye. Cyclists will love the stretchable shoulder structure for added flexibility, plus discrete reflectivity elements for low-light visibility. And even non-bikers will appreciate the durable construction, moisture-wicking fabric, zippered chest and back pockets and UPF 50+.
G-SHOCK G-STEEL GSTB100D-1A ($400): This burly, stainless-steel-banded beauty packs loads of features while retaining the classic style of a fine analog timepiece. We’re talking shock resistance (duh), 200-meter water resistance, solar power and LED illumination. Oh, and Bluetooth tech allows it to connect with a smartphone at the touch of a button and acquire time info via an internet time server, so no matter where in the world your job takes you, you’ll never be late for work.
Dainese Street Rocker D-WP Shoes ($210): However you get to work, these Italian-crafted kicks ensure you do so in style. The premium cowhide leather upper is hand-finished, making every pair unique, and a waterproof, breathable D-WP membrane stands up to all weather conditions. Bikers and motorcyclists will savor the protective ankle inserts, reinforced insoles and subtle reflective embeds around the heel, too.
Giant Quick-E+ E-Bike ($3,115): Fly to the office or after-hours engagements without breaking a sweat thanks to this sleek yet rugged road warrior. The Yamaha-powered SyncDrive Sport motor helps you pedal up to 28 miles per hour, while the nimble aluminum frame, speed-shifting tech and hydraulic brakes ensure you maneuver through traffic like an urban gazelle.
Chrome Industries Citizen Messenger Bag ($140): This elegant, enduring pack brings plenty to the table. The Citizen rocks reflective straps for night visibility, abrasion-resistant 1050d nylon, a weatherproof 18-ounce truck tarpaulin liner and pockets for everything, including a generous laptop sleeve. The signature quick-release seat belt buckle and integrated bottle opener round out the total package.
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