Levi’s Type 2 Commuter Parka
Levi’s is sticking with and expanding their Commuter line of cycling clothing, with the pictured Type 2 Commuter Parka being a recent introduction. The most technical (and most expensive) piece in the line, the Commuter Parka promises windproof and waterproof performance without sacrificing breathability through independent fabric membranes that help to regulate heat and moisture. The full hood and extended tail are solid touches for when the rain is falling, with rear pockets and side vents for on-the-bike functionality. The sleeves are cut longer than usual to make sure they partially cover your hands while riding, and almost as a matter of course this black jacket has reflective tape on the pockets, hood and back. On paper it’s a serious riding jacket, and it should be for the $350 price. The initial Levi’s Commuter line has seen rave reviews from all of my contacts that have opted for them (and found the fit to their liking), and I’d expect the same from this jacket.
Check out the rest of the Commuter line, including the original 511 jeans and Trucker Jacket. I finally got my hands on a few Commuter items, excited to get some time in on the bike.