Summer in the city can be tricky for cyclists. To beat the heat and get to the office in style, here’s Seb’s pick of summer cycling commuter essentials.
1. Endura Ladies SingleTrack Softshell Jacket
It may be summer, but you still need to have a lightweight layering jacket on hand in case it rains! This Endura 3-layer softshell jacket is ideal for summer commutes, with reflective trims and a zipped chest pocket with media port. This jacket is tough, practical and designed to insulate without overheating.
£94.99 from Westbrook Cycles
2. Vulpine Women’s Urban Cycling Jeans
Save time on your commute with cycling clothes that double up as office wear. These Vulpine women’s cycling jeans are both stylish and practical, offering a flattering fit and enough stretch to ensure your commute is comfortable. Designed specifically for female cyclists, these jeans have a reflective driveside turn up for added safety and a ‘Diamond Gusset’ to take the pressure off when cycling.
£55 (on sale) from Vulpine
3. Endura Ladies Xtract Cycling Shorts
For a summer commuter, sometimes only shorts will do when navigating the streets in the heat! These Endura ladies cycling short are ideal for commuters, with ultra fast wicking 280g Xtract fabric that offers fast drying performance. These shorts offer practical comfort, with flat locked seams and silicone leg grippers.
£37.99 (on sale) from Westbrook Cycles
4. BLOC Bladerunner X45
During the summer, eye protection is a must when commuting by bike. These BLOC Bladerunner sunglasses are a great choice for female cyclists, with a sleek design and plenty of integrated technologies to protect you on your commute. The streamlined rimless frame provides light and comfortable, whilst the heavily tinted lense is perfect for riding in bright conditions. Follow the link above and scroll to the bottom of the page to emulate the light settings in these sunglasses with the lens simulator.
£40.00 from Bloc
5. Ogio Manhattan Women’s Messenger Bag
Although there are many different types of cycling bags, we’re big fans of the classic messenger style. This Ogio Manhattan women’s messenger bag is ideal for the summer commuter. The striking teal colour is incredibly stylish and on trend for 2017, the bag also boasts a fully padded fleece lined laptop compartment and a padded slip pocket to keep tablets safe. The shoulder strap is fully adjustable and the quilted back panel makes it comfortable for daily rides.
£59.49 (on sale) from Tredz
6. Castelli Bellissima Cycling Bra
Cycling during the summer months can be tricky, especially commuting on a hot day and trying to look presentable when you get to the office! A breathable base layer is a must have for any cyclist and this Castelli cycling bra is a great choice for those looking for moisture management. This lightweight bra has a fully lined from and perforated elastic for underbust support and breathability. The adjustable back straps are ideal for adapting to your everyday outfit and the Invita Light fabric helps limit the amount of sweat you create. (NB: if you’re well endowed like Victoria, you’ll be needing more support than this unfortunately. The Panache Underwired Sports Bra is the one you should be looking at.)
£56 (on sale) from Westbrook Cycles