Let's be honest, cycling apparel can be a bit ... bold. From the sponsor-clad jerseys to sunglasses out of a sci-fi movie, the average cyclist appears to have no problem letting the world know that he or she rides a bike. But that style isn't for everyone.
The Versa Barrier jacket from Pearl Izumi is a welcome alternative. It's a go-anywhere, water-resistant jacket that would be fashionable anywhere you want to wear it, yet it has the technical functions that make it excellent for cycling. It has hidden hand mitts that can come out when the temperature drops and your fingers start to freeze on the handlebars. The jacket is longer in back to give you plenty of coverage when in the saddle, and the thin hood fits under a helmet. Unlike other water-resistant jackets, the outer fabric has a soft hand feel that makes for a comfortable wear in any conditions. Whether you're a bike commuter, a recreational rider or someone who cycles regularly for transportation, the Versa Barrier Jacket will help you weather the storm on a ride – and look good any time the bike is out of sight.
Price: $140, pearlizumi.com