Lately, my morning commute to early classes has me thinking more about visibility and water resistance. But style has always ranked highly as well. Levi Strauss & Co. may be able to help people in similar situations with new iterations of their commuter lineup. Reflective tape accents most of the gear, while durable and water-repellent fabrics surround the rider, not to mention the bike focused fit is better for riding…
Levi’s new men’s commuter lineup consists of 511 active & slim fit jeans, 511 trousers, Echelon windbreaker, Trucker & Bomber jackets, graphic tees, and zip hoodies. Each sporting a variety of features including reflective properties, 4-way stretch fabrics, water repellent, and breath-ability. Regardless of the garment, they’re all inspired by Levi’s classic design.
All of the 511 pants get a strap to hold a U-Lock, reinforced pockets, and durable blends of fabrics. The Trucker & Bomber jackets have interior pockets and zipper side pockets. The biggest difference between the two is the Bomber’s insulated while the Trucker is lighter and breathable. Next, the windbreaker has a lightweight and packable nylon build, drawstring hood, ventilated back, and adjustable cuffs. Lastly, their hoodie offers 4-season breathability, a quarter zip front, and a low drop back.
Prices: $100 ( 511 Slim fit jeans) : $100 (Slim fit trousers) : $130 (Windbreaker) : $180 (Trucker Jacket) : $250 (Bomber Jacket) : $100 (Hoodie) : $40 (Graphic Tee)
Women will also be getting fresh tees, jackets, hoodies, and jeans this fall. Similar to the men’s, the 721 High Rise and 710 Super Skinny jeans feature a four-way stretch denim, reflective tape on the cuffs, water/dirt repellent, and durable materials. The women’s Trucker jacket gets a hood, ventilated back, and extended sleeves for coverage while riding. They also get a hooded rain jacket that has an extended waist and sleeves, two layers of water repellent nylon, and a snap up front with magnetic pockets.
Prices: $110 (Super Skinny) : $90 (High Rise) : $160 (Rain Shell) : $150 (Hooded Trucker) : $50 (Perfect Tee)
Rounding off the accessories are roll-top backpacks and messenger bags. Both packs get a nylon build that’s water-repellent, leather accents, and reflective details. The Backpack also gets internal pockets, side pockets, and dimensions of 32x48x15 cm. The Messenger has internal pockets with a padded laptop area, external lock storage, reversible shoulder strap, and sizes in at 34x48x12 cm.
Price: $170 (Roll-top Pack) : $100 (Messenger Pack)