Well, Arc'teryx has finally done it. With the A2B line, they've come out with their own line of bike specific clothing for all of us commuters out there, and let me be the first to tell you that this apparel does not disappoint. All the quality and technology put into this line of clothing is every bit as great as we were expecting.
The bike commuter pants, shirts, and jackets are all breathable, lightweight, and super durable. The apparel also is made to have some stretch, which makes for a more enjoyable ride. Using 3XDRY water repellant technology, the materials in this clothing are super water resistant. This quick drying technology helps to wick moisture off the body and distribute through the fabrics, to accelerate the drying process.
You're probably thinking that this isn't really anything new, as Arc'teryx has been making clothing like this for years. Well, let's get in to what makes the A2B line commuter friendly. Arc'teryx knows that when it comes to performance apparel, ergonomic fit will always come first. However, since this clothing is supposed to be worn by men and women who are riding their bike around town to do their everyday activities, like work and stuff, it's super important that the A2B commuter clothing also look really cool. Basically, it's urban inspired performance wear. Pretty cool stuff.
If you've ever tried to ride your bike through rush hour traffic, then you know how scary that can be. Arc'teryx has taken a step forward with the A2B line here, as they've built in reflective material into the cycling clothing. This helps all the other people out on the road to notice you easier and reduce the risk of an accident. Obviously, that's pretty sweet, but the best part is that the reflective materials can be hidden or stowed away in pockets, or are only visible when the pant or sleeve cuffs are rolled up. Like I was saying earlier, it's not only important to perform, but you need to look good doing it. Being able to show and hide the reflective materials will allow you to be seen when you want to be noticed, but will also allow you to look great at the bar and office. We're more worried about the bar. Obviously.