The Best Urban Commuting Gear of 2021

Hestra Frode Gloves ($135)

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Cold fingers can ruin your day before it’s even started. With their soft brushed polyester lining and protective, durable elk-leather exterior, the unisex Frode is a stylish and practical bus stop essential.

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American Trench Recycled Marl Socks ($20)

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These recycled ­cotton-polyester socks are our wardrobe heroes on cold commutes. Cushy and insulating but not bulky, they keep your toes warm without crowding in your favorite boots.

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Canada Goose Toronto Jacket ($1,495)

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We love the versatility of this down parka, which has a removable liner for warmer days. Thoughtful features include reflective accents and a metro-card wrist pocket.

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Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 ($400)

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Bose’s newest ’phones let you adjust how much you want to hear: turn off noise canceling to hear train announcements or crank it up to immerse yourself in a podcast.

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Billykirk No. 235 Leather Tote ($420)

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Crafted with latigo cowhide, the No. 235 patinas beautifully and is comfortable to carry even when loaded up. A sturdy base means no embarrassing spills.

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Blundstone Heeled Boots ($200)

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Blundstone’s up­dated classic Chelsea is water-­resistant even when tromping through deep slush. The low heel and slim design fits in at laid-back start-ups.

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Pendleton Donegal Merino Sweater ($169)

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No itch here. Made with a soft blend of merino and alpaca wool, this women’s turtleneck is warm enough for an icy commute but won’t make you sweat in an overheated office.

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Outerknown S.E.A. Legs Slim Rugged Pants ($118)

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These organic cotton khakis are stretchy and have a just-right fit for slim male builds. They’re classy enough to wear to work and keep in rotation for weekend outings.

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