Category: clothing

Bright LED cycling jacket

You’ve all probably seen those safety vetsts with flashing LED lights embedded in them, right? The vests I’ve seen previously have very weak, small lights that are essentially useless.

I expected more of this weak sauce when Badger Gears in Los Angeles asked me to look at their Indiegogo project for a new LED cycling jacket. This jacket, however, surprised me and exceeds my expectations, because they seem to use decently bright lights and sought user input on their design to create what seems to be a truly high visibility jacket.


Pedaler Clothing Hoodie

Pedaler Clothing HoodieNAHBS Attendees: See Pedaler Clothing at Carytown Bicycle Company, Richmond, VA. Details below.

Once upon a time, a group of urban cycling friends in New York and Los Angeles got together talking about the dearth of cycling specific clothing that wasn’t stretchy skin-tight plastic. The East Coast / West Coast collaboration became Pedaler Clothing , designing unisex, urban apparel for functionality, fashion, riding visibility and fabric sustainability. (more…)

accidental cycle chic

Tilted Levi’s

Inspired by Meli and Lorena, I’ve been trying to wear regular street clothes more often when riding around town.

Unintentionally I’m sure, Levi’s has created some comfortable cycling jeans that are high in the back and low in the front. There are even back pockets! (And front ones as well, for that matter.) I picked up mine at Seventh Heart on Market near Franklin in SF. I’ve road-tested the tilted jeans and can affirm that they are quite comfortable for riding. Confidential to the Fishers: chamois tilted jeans next!