Gift ideas for the bike commuter

Seven ideas to wrap up your holiday shopping list for someone who loves to cycle

December 4th, 2018 by | Posted in Gear Reviews | Tags: ,

From stocking stuffers to stylish apparel, these seven gift ideas for bike commuters will help you wrap up the perfect present for someone in your life. From bike lights to brighten up the night to casual clothing for on and off the bike, take a look at these great things to give as gifts.

The Untuckit Banfi ($135) is a burgundy flannel that features a cut that is designed to be, like the same suggests, untucked. The soft cotton brush finish is soft and cozy for fall and winter. Untuckit shirts are available in a slim fit and regular fit along with eight different sizes so you’ll be able to find one for anyone on your list. The cut makes it very comfortable for riding so it’ll suit the active individuals on your list and keep them looking sharp off the bike.

The Fabric Lumabeam light has a dual purpose. It can serve as a powerful front light offering 300 lumens while it also has LED lights that can either glow red for rear use or white to serve as a front light. The mount is easily adjusted for either use. The battery life is strong ranging from two hours on full power on the main front facing light to 58 hours in strobe mode on the LEDs. A dial allows you to easily change the setting. An excellent stoking stuffer for a cycling commuter.

The Fabric Lumasense ($47) is a smart little rear light that offers visibility thanks to a 30 lumen COB. The light gets brighter the user slows down notifying other riders or vehicles behind to be cautious. The light offers a very solid eight to nine hours of battery life and is recharged by a USB plug. The silicone mount is easy to install.

The POC Require glasses ($250) offer a classic look that works both on and off the bike. The frame is made of grilamid, a thermoplastic that’s strong and offers some flex.

Dedicated commuting clothing can also be stylish. The Shimano Transit hardshell jacket ($230) and soft-shell pants ($200) look and perform good on and off the bike making it them great to wrap up for some you know will put them to use in the saddle. During a rainy commute, the jacket’s Dryshield waterproof fabric will keep the rain out. The pants, which are windproof and prevent water from seeping in, are warm and feel soft against your skin for the cold weather of a Canadian winter. The legs are tapered so fabric stays away from moving parts on the bike. The Pearl Izumi Versa short sleeve button-up shirt ($120) offers some stretch in the shoulders so it’s comfortable when you are reaching for the bars. The shirt’s Transfer fabric is breathable.