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Clothing manufacturer offers more bike-specific options

Levi’s are continuing their Commuter Series of clothing for urban cyclists into their Spring 2013 range, proving that cycling is very much part of the mainstream these days.

We’ve shown you a lot of the clothing before, including the Commuter Trucker Jacket, but not this version with a concealed nylon hood (£115). The stretch twill fabric (98% cotton, 2% elastane) has a NanoSphere water-resistant and dirt-repellent finish and it’s odour resistant too. You get reflective 3M Scotchlite tape on adjustable side tabs and the shoulders have gussets for extra mobility when you stretch forward to the bars – so several genuinely bike-specific features. It’s available in Performance Ivy (green) and Chambray (dark blue).

The cotton/nylon Commuter Parka (£105) comes with a hood too, along with several zip pockets and a back vent. This is the Coral Red version and it’s available in black too.

The 511 Slim Commuter jeans (£80) and trousers (£70) are still available, joined by 505 Straight Fit Commuter Jeans (£85). These have a little elastane in there to help them stretch, along with U-lock storage on the waistband and a double-layered seat. You also get reflective 3M Scotchlite tape on interior cuffs which will show when you turn the hems up.

There are a few shorts and crop trousers in the range too, including the Commuter Cargo Pants at £85 (main pic) and the 511 Slim Commuter shorts (£60, above). They all have the same NanoSphere protective finish.

This Commuter Graphic T-shirt is available in green, white and black for £30. It comes with a water, dirt and stain repellent 3XDRY finish and underarm vents to help you stay cool

Check out the full range at Levi's website

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a youthful 45-year-old Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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Some Fella [890 posts] 2 years ago
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Something something..........fool and his money..........blah blah...........Aldi Lidl..............etc etc

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gazza_d [451 posts] 2 years ago
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Nice, but for those of use that shop at George at Asda...

(have to economise somewhere to pay for the bikes)

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bashthebox [751 posts] 2 years ago
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I've got a pair of 505s and a pair of 511s to commute in. Love the 505s, the cut works well for my narrow waist and comparatively large thighs. The 511s, less so - have to size up in the waist which means it bunches up a bit when you belt them in.

But they're good trousers, they do what they're meant to. Keep meaning to check out the Swrve jeans at a similar price, but the Levis come out cheaper than most other cycle specific jeans I've seen.

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bellevedere [19 posts] 2 years ago
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Aye - so mainstream they only make it for half the population....

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matthewn5 [639 posts] 2 years ago
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I got ish jeans from Uniqlo last winter for about £25, they are lined with a soft goretex knock-off making them wind-proof, waterproof and breathable. Perfect for the coldest winter day!

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The Bike Dandy [2 posts] 2 years ago
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Hmmm... Interesting that they are extending their range. Defo worth noting the comparison between them and Vulpine last September in The Guardian... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/bike-blog/2012/sep/19/levis-vulpin...