Merrell Mens Womens Jackets Catalyst Hawthorne Commuter Bike Gear

As the roads thaw and become relatively safe for biking again (at least in the northern hemisphere), it’s about time to strip off the big jackets and replace them with something a bit lighter.

Merrell has a couple vented pieces out for spring that’ll keep the clothes dry and the body cool. To the left is the women’s Hawthorne, a water resistant mesh windbreaker designed for fashion off and on the bike. A mesh lined hood and snap down collar combo will protect the face if weather gets a bit chilly. Pricing is $119 in blue and brown at Merrell’s site.

Shown to the right is the Catalyst, a breathable men’s jacket made street-savvy with reflective material throughout. The cuffs and hood are removable and the jacket’s sewn a tad longer in the rear for bike use. Merrell hasn’t officially unveiled the Catalyst yet, but when it hits stores it’ll retail at $179.

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