Covet: Wax Jacket and Bike to Work Pants from San Fran’s Betabrand

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Bike to Work Pant Betabrand

San Francisco-based Betabrand are just a small part of the growing clothing companies who are creating “casual-functional” cycling clothing.

Their Wax Jacket has a slim motorcycle jacket fit. Waxed cotton is an “old-timey” outdoor fabric that appears to be having a little renaissance in the cycling community. The Wax Jacket also features reflective piping along the zippers for added nighttime visibility.

The Bike to Work pants are simple khakis with hidden reflective striping inside of each leg and within the two back pockets. Say what you will about letting your back pockets flap in the wind, but the reflective leg stitching is quite useful.

For more info about Betabrand head over to their web site. Be sure to check out their Cordarounds, a corduroy pant with a twist, horizontal wales.

And hey, why not watch this short video featuring the Bike to Work pants:


  1. aside from the fact that black or dark green would not be my first picks for a bike jacket, it looks like a nice piece. I just wish they still made their TRON jacket.

    Also, as far as funding cool jackets on the internet, my experience has been mixed. Case in point: NAU stuff is lovingly photographed and underwhelming in person. At the same time, their sizing is all over the map.

    I’ll like to put in a plug for the Showers Pass Elite Jacket that is now stocked by MEC. I’ve had mine for five years and it has been great. If you want style, go for the Portland, but MEC only stocks in for women.

  2. Thanks for the suggestions jnyyz.

    I really like the Portland jacket by Showers Pass, a shame MEC doesn’t carry it.

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