This rather stylish number is the new Ike Windbreaker jacket from Chrome Industries, and takes pride of place in their autumn/winter collection.
With a reputation founded in smart and bombproof courier bags and shoes, they're starting to expand their clothing range based on the same principles that makes their clobber one of the hottest labels in the city.
The Ike is packed with technical features and technology that ensures it works where it matters the most, on the bike, yet it has a very understated and stylish look that ensures you're not going to look out of place off the bike and down the pub. Or cafe. Or wherever it is you hangout after a bike ride.
Inspiration for the jacket came from the cropped military jacket made for President Eisenhower and uses a brushed polyester wool-like twill fabric with windstopper front panels. The fit is of course tailored for when you're on the bike with longer arms but it's not so snug that it will be uncomfortable when you're just, you know, hanging out.
A full-length two-way zipper lets you ventilate easily and there's also pit vents when it gets a bit stuffy on the inside. Cargo and chest pockets, reflective details and zippered cuffs complete details on this fine jacket.
Head over to chromebags.com to take a closer look or find your nearest dealer.
David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes.