Whether you’ve recently decided to commute by bicycle or you’ve been cycling for years, it’s never a bad idea to start a collection of cycling-specific clothing and accessories. Our company, Karma Bikes, is all about enjoying beautiful design in pedal-assisted cycling for those with an eye for fashion and function. We’re just as jazzed about our eBikes as we are about these awesome companies offering well-designed accessories to compliment your bike:
As a commuter, it can be difficult to find both functional and stylish clothes to wear. Instead of wearing gym clothes, you can choose clothes that are made for cyclists that offer a higher level of function. There are an increasing number of clothing manufacturers that are including elements of cycling function into their fashionable clothing. No longer do you have to worry about riding in clothes that do not suit you, or would be embarrassing to see your colleagues while wearing. Choose from these stylish makers of chic clothing that offer something a little different for urban cyclists:
The riding skirt by BetaBrand is one of the most novel approaches to providing stylish form and amazing function for cyclists. It offers a “just above the knee” skirt options for those that still want to arrive in style at work. With side panels of hidden zippers that let out the sides of the skirt while cycling (while always maintaining respectable coverage), it then converts into a chic pencil skirt when you arrive. With a deployable reflective rear-pocket flag you can ensure visibility at night when you work late as well.
Bike to Work Britches
The same company offers pants for men that offer great options for the same stylish riding conundrum. With stylish jeans that have a little extra subtle stretch to them, an extra reflector pocket and 3M reflective tape on the bottom pant cuffs when rolled up, they absolutely have both function and style.
With often unpredictable weather, your hands can get cold, dried out, or even too sweaty on the way to/from work. With a Karma eBike, and the little bit of extra speed that comes with it, this may be even more true. All the better to buy a pair of some of the most luxurious and well-made riding gloves from Brancale. Hand-cut and sewn gloves of African hair sheep leather provide amazing comfort and durability, not to mention classic English styling.
We always urge you to wear a helmet, regardless of looks, but having a stylish helmet isn’t impossible. While there are plenty of basic options at the local sporting good store, there’s another option out there. Choose a Torch Helmet for its USB chargeable front and rear headlamps as well as its great matte styling in a number of colors to match your personality.
Light it Up
When you’re night riding, wearing a neon orange worker’s vest doesn’t always compliment your ride or your outfit. Instead, get an accessory for when you know you will need to be seen, but want to do so in style. Vespertine has you covered. With clothing and accessories for men and women that glow in the dark, you can be the highlight of the night. Clean lines and chic designs make their vests, dresses, jackets and even jewelry accessories stand out at night.
Height of Cycling Fashion
Meame has been creating clothing for cyclists that simply look gorgeous. From an Irish Pageboy cap in tweed to a men’s blazer to a woman’s biker jacket, their clothing offers the Paris runway in quality cycling clothing. Forget brash glow in the dark panels, these understated items include reflective stitching that provides a unique night time safety feature that is undetectable during the day.
The Final Accessory
Rapha Sunglasses make the final accessory every cyclist needs. Instead of choosing a typical sport style, these Italian designed frames give you the fashion you need for on and off bicycle usage. Polarized, anti-reflective coatings and UV protection give you the sun glare protection you need during riding, while the classic frame design means you can keep them on with your sports coat, jeans or blazer when you arrive at your destination.
When you ride electric transportation like Karma, you need the gear to go with it. From understated elegance to protective night safety accessories, these vendors have the right idea when it comes to cycling fashion.