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Diese Jacke kann locker auch am Abend ins Kino oder beim Besuch der Lieblingsbar getragen werden
Diese Jacke kann locker auch am Abend ins Kino oder beim Besuch der Lieblingsbar getragen werden
Armabschluss mit reflektierendem Print
Armabschluss mit reflektierendem Print - das ist richtig gut
Durchdacht: Am Rücken gibt es eine ausrollbare Verlängerung, die den Po trocken hält und zusätzlich für eine bessere Sichtbarkeit dient
Durchdacht: Am Rücken gibt es eine ausrollbare Verlängerung, die den Po trocken hält und zusätzlich für eine bessere Sichtbarkeit dient
Der Kragen schließt hoch, engt aber nicht ein
Der Kragen schließt hoch, engt aber nicht ein
Das Trucker Jacket von Levi's verbindet Funktionalität mit coolem Style
Das Trucker Jacket von Levi's verbindet Funktionalität mit coolem Style
So kennt man Levi's: Sehr gute Verarbeitung
So kennt man Levi's: Sehr gute Verarbeitung
Der Stoff ist wind- und wasserabweisend
Der Stoff ist wind- und wasserabweisend
Im Kragen versteckt sich eine große Kapuze
Im Kragen versteckt sich eine große Kapuze
Die Reflektordrucke können "unsichtbar" gemacht werden
Die Reflektordrucke können "unsichtbar" gemacht werden
Weit mehr als eine Jeans-Jacke!
Weit mehr als eine Jeans-Jacke! - Der verlängerte Rücken schützt vor Schmutz und Nässe.
Der Softshell-Parka von Rotwild hält warm
Der Softshell-Parka von Rotwild hält warm
Der lange Parka hat große Taschen und verfügt über ...
Der lange Parka hat große Taschen und verfügt über ...
... hübsche Logoprints
... hübsche Logoprints
Fleece am Kragen – hui, dass hält warm und fühlt sich mollig an
Fleece am Kragen – hui, dass hält warm und fühlt sich mollig an
Die Gore One Gore-Tex Pro ist körpernah geschnitten
Die Gore One Gore-Tex Pro ist körpernah geschnitten
Der Kragen schließt sehr hoch und schützt wirkungsvoll
Der Kragen schließt sehr hoch und schützt wirkungsvoll
Lange Reißverschlüsse unter den Armen sorgen für Frischluft
Lange Reißverschlüsse unter den Armen sorgen für Frischluft
Sinnvoll: Am Rücken kann ein "Schmutzfänger" ausgeklappt werden
Sinnvoll: Am Rücken kann ein "Schmutzfänger" ausgeklappt werden
Wer es oben ohne mag, der könnte mit dem Hövding 2.0 glücklich werden
Wer es oben ohne mag, der könnte mit dem Hövding 2.0 glücklich werden
Unauffällig wie ein dicker Schal
Unauffällig wie ein dicker Schal
Sieht wuchtig aus, sitzt aber gut verteilt auf den Shultern
Sieht wuchtig aus, sitzt aber gut verteilt auf den Shultern

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You need the right clothes for commuting. It’s not just style, but also function that’s important and both just need to be done right. We take a look at a few products and present to you the jackets you need for your commute as well as looking good in the office.

Multifunction Clothes for the Urban Journey

Allow us to present you to a number of jackets that combine functionality and style. Do you really want to wear your bright red riding shorts or your wool jumper in traffic, only to have to change when you get to the office? We’ve chosen some jackets that you can commute to the office with, but won’t look out of place when you go out for a drink in the evening.

Vaude Cyclist Padded Jacket II

What we’ve got here is a Primaloft Jacket with a huge deal of functionality and good looks to boot. The Primaloft insulation in this urban jacket will keep you warm even on cooler days. The water-resistant shell has several reflective details, but unfortunately feels a little “synthetic”. At the bottom of the back there’s a snap button flap, that provides extra element-protection, and being fluorescent orange and reflective should help increase your visibility.  Price: € 170

No problems wearing this jacket going out to the cinema or even to your favourite bar in the evening
# No problems wearing this jacket going out to the cinema or even to your favourite bar in the evening
Cuff closure with reflective print
# Cuff closure with reflective print - nicely done
Well though-out: At the back there’s an extendable flap that will keep your bum dry and improves your visibility
# Well though-out: At the back there’s an extendable flap that will keep your bum dry and improves your visibility
The high collar isn’t restrictive
# The high collar isn’t restrictive
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  • Insulated jacket for riding
  • Wind- and water-resistant
  • Stylish looks
  • Inside pocket
  • Stowable flap at the back with reflective print
  • 80 g insulated front pockets
  • Lycra cuffs
  • High collar
  • Quilted finish
  • Reflective details
  • Standard fit
  • Environmentally friendly and ethical construction
  • Back length: 73.5 cm
  • Weight: 669 g
  • Outer material: 100% polyester
  • Outer material (body): 100% polyamide
  • Coating: 100% PU
  • Lining: 100% polyamide
  • Insulation: PrimaLoft Black Hi-Loft 80g/m2 – 100% polyester


Levi’s Commuter Jacket

Developed for enhanced mobility and optimised for the city. The Levi’s CommuterTM Pro Collection Trucker Jacket can’t really be beaten for style. The jacket is tailored to fit closely, though the wind and water-resistant material still feels comfortable. There are a number of nice details, including the hidden hood in the collar, the reflective strips on the hem and the lengthened back.  The price for this stylish piece is € 179.95.

Levi’s Trucker Jacket combines function and style
# Levi’s Trucker Jacket combines function and style
Great construction on this Levi’s garment
# Great construction on this Levi’s garment
The fabric is wind- and water-resistant
# The fabric is wind- and water-resistant
There’s a hood hidden in the collar
# There’s a hood hidden in the collar
The reflective hem can be hidden away
# The reflective hem can be hidden away
Much more than a denim jacket!
# Much more than a denim jacket! - The dropped hem at the back protects you from muck.
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  • Very stylish
  • Wind- and water-resistant
  • Stowable hood in the collar
  • Back is cut to be longer
  • Reflective details


Rotwild RCD Softshell Parka

When the weather turns and it gets colder we like to swap our usual jacket for something warmer. The Rotwild Softshell Parka is cut long for extra coverage and keeps you nice and toasty. The high-stretch material makes it a comfortable garment and it’s not restrictive at all. The subtle black with small sections of colour detailing is understated and means this is perfect to wear over smart clothes for any events you may be attending in the evening. Price: € 189

The Rotwild Softshell Parka will keep you warm
# The Rotwild Softshell Parka will keep you warm
The long Parka has large pockets and…
# The long Parka has large pockets and…
… tasteful logo prints
# … tasteful logo prints
Fleece lines collar – keeps you warm and feels nice and plush
# Fleece lines collar – keeps you warm and feels nice and plush
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  • Front-zip with logoed puller
  • Adjustable, elasticated hood and waist
  • Patch pockets provide lots of storage
  • Small zipped pocket on the left arm
  • Contrast detailing
  • Logo prints on the front and back
  • Elasticated, Velcro cuffs


Gore One Gore-Tex Pro Jacket

The Gore One Gore-Tex Pro is an unashamedly premium product for a wide range of uses in inclement weather. The Gore-Tex Pro material is the show-stopper here with its excellent wind- and waterproofing, as well as good breathability and durability. Of course, it helps that the jacket fits well and is very comfortable to wear. We like details such as the extendable back panel and the unobtrusive reflective details. Unfortunately, it’s a steep price you have to pay for this jacket. Price € 460

The Gore One Gore-Tex Pro jacket is cut to fit close to your body
# The Gore One Gore-Tex Pro jacket is cut to fit close to your body
The collar is high and protects you from the elements effectively
# The collar is high and protects you from the elements effectively
Long pit-zips for ventilation
# Long pit-zips for ventilation
Clever: A flap at the back can be extended for extra protection
# Clever: A flap at the back can be extended for extra protection
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  • Gore-Tex Pro
  • Durable outer fabric
  • Lengthened back that can be folded away
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Zipped underarm ventilation
  • Collar with fleece lining
  • Adjustable hood
  • Reflective details


Hövding 2.0

If you like riding without a helmet then you should take a look at the Hövding 2.0. According to a study by Stanford University this product offers 8 times more safety than a traditional cycling helmet. You’re wearing what feels like a scarf but is actually an airbag for your head. When you zip it shut at the front, you’ll receive an audible signal to let you know that the airbag is active. If you end up in an accident and fall, the airbag will be activated and a cold gas generator will inflate a hood in 0.1 seconds. We like that your field of view remains clear. The “hood” is made from durable, rip-stop nylon. The Hövding protects basically your whole head whilst your field of view stays clear.

If you like riding without a helmet, you might like the Hövding 2.0
# If you like riding without a helmet, you might like the Hövding 2.0
Like a big scarf (with an airbag for your head)
# Like a big scarf (with an airbag for your head)
Looks bulky, but the weight is actually very well distributed across the shoulders
# Looks bulky, but the weight is actually very well distributed across the shoulders

Your neck is also effectively protected, which simply isn’t possible with conventional helmets. The airbag holds your neck in place and offer very soft and low-impact crash protection. After being activated the airbag remains inflated for several seconds to maintain protection during high-speed or multiple impacts. Afterwards, it will slowly deflate. Price: € 299

If you want to see how this device works in more detail, we have a video of the Hövding 2.0 here:


Opinion @eMTB-News.de

Just as it needs to work for your trail rides, your clothing has to be right for your commute as well. Finishing, functionality and style are key. Jackets need to look good and protect you from the elements.

We were most surprised by the Levi’s Tracker Jacket. Not a piece of technical gear, much more a stylish clothing piece with extra functionality. This jacket can easily be worn for more than just cycling. It’s very stylish, durable and has a number of features that make it perfect for the daily commute.

Which jacket do you like best?

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Website: www.emtb-news.de
Text & Edit: Rico Haase, Benedict Pfender | eMTB-News.de
Photography: Moritz Zimmermann, Thomas Paatz, Rico Haase

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