Best Urban Cycling Clothing Brands: 13 Places to Find Stylish Commuter Gear

When asked to think of what “a cyclist” looks like, many people will conjure up an image of a MAMIL (middle-aged man in Lycra).

At Discerning Cyclist, though, we’re on a mission to prove that you can cycle in style and comfort – especially if you’re commuting by bike or just like cycling around town.

In this guide, therefore, we’ve compiled 13 of our favourite urban cycling clothing brands that perfectly tow the line between style and function. In it’s simplest form, we want to present you with stylish everyday-looking clothes that boast discreet functionality for cycling.

Below, is a short run through of 13 of our favourite stylish urban cycling brands, followed by a review of each in which we pick out some of the best gear for city cycling.

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At the end of the post, we’ll also take a deeper look at the best commuter cycling clothes and where you can find them.

Best Urban Cycling Clothes Brands [Top 13]

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1Chrome Industries
The Kings/Queens of urban cycling
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2Rapha (City Collection)
Premium stylish cycling clothes
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3Sigr (Commuter Range)
Classic Scandinavian minimalist style
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4Ministry of Supply
Office-friendly gear built for cycling
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5Resolute Bay
The best cycling jeans in the world
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6Mission Workshop
Premium technical urban cycling wear
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7Velocio (Commute Range)
Highly functional commuter clothing
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8Osloh Bicycle Jeans
Durable cycling jeans with endless pockets
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9Vulpine
Chic urban lifestyle cycling clothes
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10Club Ride Apparel
Fun bike clothes built for adventure
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11Endura
Highly functional cycling clothing
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12DUER
Stylish urban gear for active people
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13Proviz
Reflective cycling clothing you can’t miss
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1. Chrome Industries

When it comes to stylish commuter cycling gear, Chrome Industries are the kings of the urban jungle.

That’s largely because Chrome are devoted to urban cycling. It’s what they’re all about. As they put it, their mission is “making durable useful gear that works on and off the bike”.

And Chrome are no flash in the pan. They’ve been hard at it since 1995.

Their gear looks great, feels fantastic on the bike and is tough as a

The great things about Chrome’s gear is that not only does it look and feel great, it’s also as tough as old nails.

Chrome’s sturdy backpacks and messenger bags are amongst their most popular products, but they also make great urban bike shorts and shoes with stiff soles for cycling.

Chrome Highlights

Union Short
415 Storm Workboot
Barrage Night Backpack

Chrome Industries Product Range

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Jackets
Tops
Pants
Shoes
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Why We Like Chrome:

✅ Great urban style

✅ Durable products

✅ Lots of waterproof gear

Shipping Notes:

  • Based in USA
  • International delivery available
  • Customs fee may apply upon arrival

Pricing: Medium to High



2. Rapha (City Collection)

Ask any keen cyclists what brand they think of when you mention the words “cycling” and “fashion” and Rapha will almost certainly be the answer.

Rapha are very much a Marmite brand – some people love (like, really love) them, while others hate them. This is largely because Rapha is all about exclusivity and their pricing is undoubtedly on the high side. That said, you do get real quality for your money.

The majority of Rapha’s production line in focussed on road cycling. But if you’re after stylish clothes you can cycle in (i.e. something you can ride to work in and then look smart at the office), the Rapha City Collection is nothing short of stunning.

Rapha City Collection Highlights

Commuter Jacket
Technical Trousers
Reflective Travel Backpack

Rapha City Collection Product Range

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Jackets
Tops
Pants
Shoes
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Why We Like Rapha’s City Collection:

✅ Great urban style

✅ Smart enough for the office

✅ Packed with discreet cycling functionality

Shipping Notes:

  • Based in UK, with distribution centres around the world (including USA)
  • International delivery available

Pricing: High



3. Sigr (Commute Collection)

Scandinavia knows a thing or two about style and cycling, and Sigr is the embodiment of this.

Based in Sweden, Sigr’s Commuter range is a thing of elegant practicality. Their range of urban cycling clothing remains small, but everything in it oozes quality.

That said, you’ll find everything you’ll need for a summer or winter commute: trousers, chinos, shorts, a polo and a couple of great cycling jackets – all of which comes in both men’s and women’s versions.

While their urban range in minimalistic in design, Sigr have managed to squeeze in as much cycling functionality as they could into their products, meaning as well as breathability and stretch, you’ll also find reflective detailing on the rear of their trousers and shorts.

Sigr Quick Links:

Sigr Commute Range Highlights

Riksväg 99 Cycling Chinos
Piki Polo Shirt
Umeå Commute Jacket

Sigr Commute Product Range

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Jackets
Tops
Pants
Shoes
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Why We Like Sigr’s Commute Range:

✅ Elegant urban style

✅ Built for cycling

✅ Packed with discreet cycling functionality

Shipping Notes:

  • Based in Sweden
  • International delivery
    • Free shipping in Europe (inc. UK)
    • Free Rest of World Shopping on orders over $120
  • No import tax across Europe, and no import tax up to $800 in America (more info here)

Pricing: Medium to High



4. Ministry of Supply

“The world’s best clothing, backed by science.”

That’s the claim that Ministry of Supply make and it’s hard to argue against them.

The American-based company was launched in 2012 and they essentially create high-performance business wear for men and women.

At Ministry of Supply you’ll find a extensive range of smart shirts, trousers and even blazers that have been built to be light, stretchy and comfortable – which means they also perform exceptionally well when cycling to work too.

Beautiful gear – but pricey.

Ministry of Supply Highlights

Doppler Raincoat
Aero Zero Shirt
Momentum Chino

Ministry of Supply Product Range

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Jackets
Tops
Pants
Shoes
Bags

Why We Like Ministry of Supply:

✅ Chic style

✅ Lightweight, breathable products

✅ Suitable for the office

Shipping Notes:

  • Based in USA
  • International delivery available

Pricing: High



5. Resolute Bay

Resolute Bay have been one of my favourite cycling brands for a long time.

They’re still a very small operation ran by designer Chris Taylor out of Belfast, Northern Ireland, but that hasn’t stopped him from making what are – in my humble opinion – the best cycling jeans in the world.

Their product range remains very small, but everything is of fantastic quality and absolutely geared to the urban cyclist (pun very much intended).

As well as their excellent bike jeans (which are stretchy, stylish and with reflective detailing built-in), Resolute Bay also make excellent reflective waterproof cycling jackets and have also dabbled in jumpers, t-shirts and frame bags.

What’s more, their pricing is unbelievably fair for the quality you are getting, with their premium denim cycling jeans retailing for about £80.

The only real downside is that they only cater to men at the moment.

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Resolute Bay Highlights

NX5 Cycling Jeans
LS2 Reflective Jacket
Cycling T-Shirt

Resolute Bay Product Range

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Jackets
Tops
Pants
Shoes
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Why We Like Resolute Bay:

✅ Elegant urban style

✅ Built for cycling

✅ Packed with discreet cycling functionality

Shipping Notes:

  • Based in UK
  • International delivery
    • Free UK shipping on orders over £150

Pricing: Medium



6. Mission Workshop

If price is no issue and you want the very best urban cycling clothing for men built with premium modern styles and incredible high-performance technology, then Mission Workshop is an important port of call.

Their commuter gear is the perfect blend of style and function and no-one would suspect that you are wearing “cycling clothes”.

I’ve reviewed a few pieces of Mission Workshop gear in the past including The Hayes shirt and the outstanding The Division Chino.

As I alluded to at the start, though, this is truly premium gear and you’ll be paying a premium for it (The Division Chinos come in at £205/$225, for example). But if you’re happy to pay for the best, you certainly won’t regret it.

Mission Workshop Highlights

Stark Shirt
Division Chino
Eiger Jacket

Mission Workshop Product Range

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Jackets
Tops
Pants
Shoes
Bags

Why We Like Mission Workshop

✅ Elegant urban style

✅ Premium build quality and materials

✅ Packed with discreet cycling functionality

Shipping Notes:

  • Based in the US
  • Free international shipping available on orders of £200+

Pricing: High



7. Velocio (Commute Range)

Velocio are commite to creating “cycling apparel that improves the experience of riding”. The majority of their gear is devoted to road cycling or touring, but you’ll also find some urban cycling gems in their Commute range.

The Commute range isn’t the biggest, but there is some really stunning pieces to be found with the Velocio Recon Snap Jacket being one of the favourite jackets I own – it’s stunningly stylish, while also being incredible lightweight yet warm due it’s fleece lining.

Although it’s not the biggest collection, Velocio have covered all bases, with a range of jackets, tops, t-shirts, trousers, shorts and accessories available for both men and women.

Velocio Commute Range Highlights

Recon Snap Jacket
Modal Tee
Recon Stealth Pant

Velocio Commute Product Range

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Jackets
Tops
Pants
Shoes
Bags

Why We Like Velocio’s Commute Range:

✅ Elegant urban style

✅ Built for cycling

✅ Packed with discreet cycling functionality

Shipping Notes:

  • Based in USA
  • International delivery available (inc. free EU/UK delivery on orders over €100)
  • Customs fees already applied to price

Pricing: Medium to High



8. Osloh Bicycle Jeans

While Resolute Bay are the masters of cycling jeans in Europe, in North America, that title belongs to Osloh.

Indeed, Osloh specialise in only creating cycling jeans. I’ve tried and tested them through the years and they are extremely hard-wearing and they are probably the toughest jeans you’ll ever own.

Osloh produce bike jeans for both men and women and there are two things I can guarantee you’ll find: lots of reinforcement on seams and hard-wearing areas and an abundance of pockets (7 pockets, on the Traffic Jean, for example).

Although they only make jeans, Osloh also sell some other handy cycling accessories, including the innovative Tex-Lock plus some other cool lights, mirrors and bike bells.

Osloh Highlights

Men’s Denim Traffic Jean
Mens’s Denim Lane Jean
Women’s Porteur Jean

Osloh Product Range

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Jackets
Tops
Pants
Shoes
Bags

Why We Like Sigr’s Commute Range:

✅ Good-looking jeans

✅ Extremely durable

✅ Tonnes of pockets

Shipping Notes:

  • Based in USA
  • Free international delivery on all orders

Pricing: Medium

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  • Use code DISCERNING5 for $5 off at Osloh.


9. Vulpine

A few years ago, Vulpine were the darlings of urban cycling fashion. And it wasn’t hard to see why. They had mastered the art/science blend of form and function, creating a stunning collection of city cycling gear and accessories.

But it all came tumbling down in 2017 when the company surprisingly went into administration despite raising over £1 million in online crowdfunding barely two years earlier.

The company was subsequently bought by another cycling brand, but they too went bust not long later.

But now Vulpine seem to be finding their feet again under new leadership and a more pragmatic business model.

Regardless of all of the “off-the-field” problems, Vulpine remain a great place to find some great-looking urban cycling attire packed with discreet functionality for cycling for both men and women.

Vulpine Reviews:

Vulpine Highlights

Harrington Jacket
Henley Merino T-Shirt
Rain Trousers

Vulpine Product Range

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Jackets
Tops
Pants
Shoes
Bags

Why We Like Vulpine:

✅ Large range of gear

✅ Stylish gear

✅ Packed with discreet cycling functionality

Shipping Notes:

  • Based in UK
  • International delivery available

Pricing: Medium



10. Club Ride Apparel

Club Ride Apparel aren’t an “urban cycling” brand per se, but rather a cycling adventure brand with a focus on casual mountain biking style.

Their casual cycling range is perfect for bike touring and all sorts of cycling adventures – but some of their gear is also ideal for commuters and city cyclists.

Club Ride have produced no shortage of eye-catching cycling shirts for men and women, as well as casual padded cycling shorts.

Club Ride Apparel Quick Links:

Club Ride Apparel Commute Range Highlights

Go Long Shirt
Fuze Short
Fat Jack Pant

Club Ride Apparel Product Range

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Jackets
Tops
Pants
Shoes
Bags

Why We Like Club Ride Apparel:

✅ Casual style

✅ Built for adventure

✅ Packed with discreet cycling functionality

Shipping Notes:

  • Based in the US
  • Flat-rate $20 international shipping

Pricing: Medium to High



11. Endura

Founded in Scotland in 1993, Endura have become a mainstay on the commuter cycling scene with their vast range of comfortable cycling gear.

Endura is now one of the most established cycling brands in the world with a huge selection of products for both male and female riders.

Endura Commute Range Highlights

Hummvee Jacket
BaaBaa Base Layer
Cycling Chino

Endura Product Range

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Jackets
Tops
Pants
Shoes
Bags

Why We Like Endura:

✅ Massive collection

✅ Extremely comfortable

✅ Packed with cycling functionality

Shipping Notes:

  • Based in UK
  • International shipping available

Pricing: Medium



12. DUER

DUER isn’t necessarily a “cycling brand”, but rather a fashion brand for active people.

They specialise in making trousers and shorts, which they claim are the “world’s most comfortable pants”.

And having worn various of their garments over the years, they’re not far wrong.

Their urban pants are built to stretch and breathe – while never compromising on style.

So while DUER isn’t focussed only on cyclists, they have nevertheless managed to create some of the best urban cycling pants in the world for men and women.

DUER Highlights

No Sweat Pant
Performance Denim Jean
Live Lite Journey Short

DUER Product Range

MENWOMEN
Jackets
Tops
Pants
Shoes
Bags

Why We Like DUER:

✅ Elegant urban style

✅ Pants that are stretch and breathe

✅ Comfortable for cycling

Shipping Notes:

  • Based in Canada
  • International delivery available

Pricing: Medium



13. Proviz

If you want to be seen on your bike, then you can’t miss Proviz.

Provizspecialise in providing hi-vis and reflective outerwear for urban cyclists.

When light beams hit a Proviz jacket, the jacket becomes a beacon of light – you simply can’t miss it.

As well as jackets and gilets, Proviz have also created reflective waterproof trousers for cyclists.

Proviz Highlights

REFLECT360 Jacket
Waterproof Trousers
REFLECT360 Backpack

Proviz Product Range

MENWOMEN
Jackets
Tops
Pants
Shoes
Bags

Why We Like Proviz:

✅ Highly reflective gear

✅ Durable

✅ Packed with cycling functionality

Shipping Notes:

  • Based in UK
  • International delivery available

Pricing: Medium to High



Where to Buy Urban Cycling Apparel

If you’re looking for stylish commuter cycling clothes, we’ve compiled a series of guides to help you ride in style. These guides pick out the best cycling clothes for commuting to work and take an in-depth look at their functionality and specifications.

Where to Buy Urban Cycling Jackets

Where to Buy Urban Cycling Trousers and Shorts

Where to Buy Urban Cycling Shoes

Pete Reynolds

Pete is the co-founder and editor of Discerning Cyclist. He commutes by bike daily from his home to his co-working space. Originally from Wirral, UK, Pete now lives in Spain. When visiting a new city, Pete loves nothing more than to explore it on two wheels. See Pete's Muck Rack profile

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