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Riding Tandem: Men’s and Women’s Riding Jacket and Blazer

— By: Alison Wu

One of our best-selling, old favorites, the men’s Riding Jacket, gets a whole new look for our Spring 2015 Collection. Featuring a sleek, more minimal front and stealth zip pockets, the Riding Jacket’s collar flips up to reveal reflective tape on collarstand for visibility on cooler rides home. And this season, we’ve added the Riding Blazer for women. With its cropped length, articulated 3/4 sleeves and stowable reflective tape, this spring staple gracefully transitions from your bike to the office. Both crafted from a recycled polyester/stretch poly blend that offers wind and water resistance and is treated with a DWR finish to repel rain.

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From designer Peter Kallen:

I updated the riding jacket this season as I was inspired to create another take on what a clean, modern blazer might embody. I said to myself, “Why not add hidden snaps to the center front to make it feel sleek and minimal? What about some great concealed zip pockets to secure your importants? Whether that is your hands or your documents, we think they are both necessary. Ok, now we are getting somewhere!” The process became a study in visual reduction, how can we conceal the necessary technology and features, just like is done with the fabric itself, while still capturing all the needed attributes of function. This neo-riding jacket is destined to be a classic that will continue to define the roll a blazer takes in your wardrobe.

Epiphany, part of our Customer and Dealer Services’ teams, and her boyfriend, Ethan, both spend a lot of time on two wheels. When they aren’t commuting by bike to work or fixing up an old ride, you can find them riding on their tandem mountain bike with their dog, Taj, along side. Pictured above and below in the men’s Riding Jacket and women’s Riding Blazer, these two love that they can wear this piece just as well for an easy weekend ride as they can for their Monday through Friday commute.

With spring right around the corner, and the weather getting nicer every day, there’s no better time to hop on your bike than right now. Whether you’re going to catch an evening movie, meet up with friends for a happy hour drink or go for a longer weekend ride, get there in style in our Pedal Collection for men and women.