While not usually a fan of straight-up press releases, sometimes something catches my eye when it lands in the Bikerumor inbox.  Take, for example, Chrome’s new Ike jacket.  Made of a wool-like polyester twill fabric with windstopper front panels, the Ike looks both cozy and cool- not the most common combination.  Throw in long arms and a long torso for us skinny bike guys and it’s jumped on to my holiday wish list.  Hit the jump for more photos and the full release!

Chrome is the leading maker of bombproof bags, footwear and apparel for people who ride and live the city. From the beginning, Chrome has made useful, durable gear that provides technical performance without looking technical. Chrome’s new outerwear line extends that tradition. It provides bike-specific functionality with market-leading technical performance without looking like you just came down from the mountains.

The Ike Windbreaker is the ultimate commuter jacket. It’s a single jacket that works on the bike and in the bar. Inspired by the cropped military jacket made for President Eisenhower, the Ike provides bike commuters with the breathable wind-stopping performance needed on the bike and a wool jacket look that can be worn all day. The innovative woven zippered jacket has hidden nylon front panels to stop the wind, a bike specific fit, heat-regulating two way zip and pit vents, cargo pockets, and reflective details. If there was one jacket an urban commuter needs it’s the Ike.

Features and Fit

  • Brushed polyester wool-like twill fabric with windstopper front panels
  • Two way main zipper for on bike ventilation
  • Zippered cuffs for improved wind resistance
  • Reflective locker loop on back
  • Two way main zipper for on bike ventilation
  • Full width pass through back cargo pocket
  • Longer sleeves and torso for riding comfort

The Ike jacket is available now at chromebags.com, Chrome HUBs in SF, NYC, Chicago and Portland or a Chrome retailer near you.


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