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Gear Review / Products / Stories / Jan 27, 2022

Our Top Gear for Commuting in the Rain


Commuting in the rain doesn’t have to mean you (and your stuff!) wind up soaked by the time you arrive. With the right waterproof or water-resistant gear, your workday essentials will stay protected from the elements. Check out our favorite Chrome gear for rainy commutes below, from completely waterproof bags to breathable rain pants.


Bags

Barrage Cargo Backpack 

Meet our best-selling backpack that’s essentially built twice, thanks to a waterproof interior and abrasion-resistant exterior. The welded waterproof tarp liner keeps moisture out, ensuring your laptop and other essentials stay dry. 

  • Capacity: 18 - 22L
  • Padded laptop sleeve - up to 15” 
  • Adjustable external cargo net system for holding gear

For a larger option, check out the Barrage Freight or the Barrage Pro


Urban Ex 2.0 Rolltop 30L Backpack

A fan favorite, our Urban Ex backpack is another waterproof option that’s welded at the seams to keep water out. The rolltop design makes it easy to stash all your stuff and keep it safe while you’re out biking in the elements. 

  • Capacity: 30L
  • Padded laptop sleeve - up to 15” 
  • 100% welded waterproof rolltop backpack
  • Built lightweight and durable
  • Reflective attachment loops for attaching U-lock and lights 
  • Padded shoulder straps with reflective webbing to attach a Phone Pouch

For a smaller option, check out our Urban Ex 2.0 Rolltop 20L Backpack


Urban Ex Pannier 2.0 

For a lightweight, durable, and fully waterproof option, our pannier bag is made for use on and off the bike. It attaches to your bike for a seamless way to transport your stuff, plus the slim design makes it easy to grab and go for whatever else your day has in store. 

  • Capacity: 17 - 21L
  • Padded laptop sleeve - up to 13” 
  • 100% welded waterproof rolltop pannier with reflective straps
  • Easy to install three-point rack attachment system with 4-position horizontal adjustment twist hook
  • Fits frame tubing 6-12mm
  • Reflective attachment loops for attaching U-lock and lights 
  • Includes handle and shoulder strap for easy carry

Urban Ex Handlebar Bag 2.0 

For a compact handlebar option, this 100% waterproof bag will keep your stuff dry, protected, and easy to access. 

  • Capacity: 3 - 5L
  • 100% welded waterproof construction to keep water out
  • Easy roll-top closure with elastic shock cord for expandability
  • Padded interior for extra protection
  • Includes crossbody shoulder strap to wear off the bike

Pair it with our Doubletrack Feedbag or check out our other on bike bags


Apparel

Storm Salute Commute Jacket 

Even if it’s cold and pouring out, breathability is essential for apparel when you’re on the go. Our Storm Salute Jacket is made from a breathable, stretchable material with fully taped seams for waterproofing. 

  • 2.5 layer of breathable stretch poly
  • 10/10k waterproof rating ideal for daily activity
  • Slight drop tail for riding comfort
  • Added reflectivity for visibility in low light

Check out our Women's Storm Salute Commute Jacket


Storm Rain Pant 

This is the ultimate storm layer created for the commuter in mind. Puddles and splashes are no problem when you have a rain pant shell. There’s no need to pack an extra set of pants if you have this breathable option, plus they also feature a little stretch for comfort while riding. 

  • Made with a 3-layer poly material that’s breathable, fully taped, and has stretch for riding
  • Reinforced two-layer back panel
  • Water-resistant zip front pockets
  • Comfortable elastic back waist with zipper fly + snap closure
  • Gusseted ankle zippers
  • Best worn as a shell over your pants

Wear with our Plast Hybrid Pant or Brannan Pant


Shoes

Storm 415 Workboot 

Our all-weather work boot feels like a sneaker, but functions as a rain boot. The impact-resistant insole and full-grain leather construction offer superior comfort, while taped seams ensure your feet stay dry when commuting. 

  • Breathable 4-layer internal membrane with taped seams
  • Contoured impact-resistant PU crash pad insole
  • Full-grain leather for long-lasting durability
  • 100% vulcanized rubber outsole 
  • Reflective safety hit on the rear ankle tab

For more visibility, pair it with our Reflective Laces


Accessories

Midweight Cycle Glove 

These are not your average cycling gloves. We designed them to be thick enough to stay warm in all weather, yet thin enough to ride comfortably.

  • Built-in water-resistant layer
  • Touch screen sensitive fingertips
  • Insulated for fall/winter riding
  • Padded palm for comfort

Need something lighter? Check out our Cycling Gloves


Safety Tip! When it’s raining buckets out there, cruising through the bike lane when traffic is at a standstill is always a bonus. But if it hasn’t rained in a while, stay extra vigilant because the roads are slickest during the first downpour. 


Check out our Chrome Storm Collection for more weather-proof gear options.