Levi's Commuter Series Hooded Trucker 2.0 Jacket $127.95
No more fluo at night.
We admit it, denim isn't the obvious choice for cycling. However, if you're anything like us, your time out of the saddle is seen through "denim-goggles." Not surprisingly, Levi's observed our daily style and forced the question on us, why not wear denim on your commutes? And with its new Commuter Trucker Jacket, we find ourselves asking the same question. Why not?
This isn't some run-of-the-mill, one-off attempt at appeasing a subculture. Instead, Levi's worked closely with cyclists in multiple cities around America, distributing prototypes and accepting feedback. And, as a result of developing the jacket in accordance to critique, Levi's effectively dialed-in the fit, accoutrement, and finishes to what cyclists are actually asking for.
Accordingly, Levi's adapted its staple denim jacket to the purpose of cycling. The Commuter Trucker features a water-resistant and dirt-repellent NanoSphere protective finish to make commuting in hostile weather a little more acceptable, especially if your destination is the office. It's for this very reason that Levi's also incorporated an odor-resistant Sanitized finish to the jacket, too.
So, clever compositions aside, Levi's also gave the Trucker a cycling-specific cut. What does this mean? To start, the rear hem has been elongated in order to provide additional coverage while you're stretched out over the bars. Additionally, the arms have been lengthened for the same reason. Levi's has also created the pattern of the Trucker on a slight contour with built-in stretch panels running parallel with the torso. You'll also find specific features for cycling like a large flapped-vent across the back panel. Additionally, the elongated tail is capable of being moved up and out of the way with button closures. Furthermore, you're also able to let in or let out the waist hem with button closures.
For storage on your rides, the Trucker features a large rear cargo pocket, two buttoned chest pockets, and two hand pockets. And to increase your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions, Levi's also included reflective accents throughout the jacket's construction.
The Levi's Commuter Hooded Trucker 2.0 Jacket is available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black and Forest Night.
|Chest||35 - 37in
(88.9 - 94cm)
|38 - 40in
(96.5 - 101.6cm)
|41 - 43in
(104.1 - 109.2cm)
|44 - 46in
(111.8 - 116.8cm)
|47 - 49in
(119.4 - 124.5cm)
|Chest||38 - 41in
(96.5 - 104.1cm)
|41 - 44in
(104.1 - 111.8cm)
|44 - 47in
(111.8 - 119.4cm)
|47 - 50in
(119.4 - 127cm)
|50 - 53in
(127 - 134.6cm)
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure around your natural waistline, the point between your ribcage and hips.
- Measure under your arms around the fullest part of your chest.
What community has to say
This jacket is smaller than the sizing chart recommends. Though this is the size chart that Levi's has posted for this jacket I would say the sizing is more in line with the size of their tops. If you are right at the bottom of the size then you should be fine going with that size. If you are in the middle to upper end of the size then I would recommend sizing up to the next size. Levi's has fitted this jacket rather tight and unless that is the style you are going for you likely will fit the larger size best.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
A lot of thought went into this jacket, and its really well built. Many subtle technical details, and some not so subtle (i.e. air vent along top of back). Slightly longer sleeves, slightly longer tail... all ideal for riding. Beware of the sizing though: The size chart says Levi's "Jackets" M=41-44 chest, however its definitely more in line with the Levi's "Tops" sizing which is a more standard M=38-40 chest. Plus its a slimmer fit. I'm 6' 180lbs, slightly broader shoulders and wear a 40L jacket, I bought the medium based on the size chart but am exchanging for the large. Otherwise for the sale price on this site its a worthy investment. Only difference I could tell from the newer version of this jacket is that the back pockets have a more hidden side zipper access vs the flaps on this jacket, but is that worth $100? Jacket feels like it will wear well with age too.