Field Test: Aether’s New Riding Apparel

From autobahns in Germany to highways in California, we put the brand's gear to the test

Although style is subjective and typically way down on the list of priorities when it comes to motorcycle apparel, it’s still something riders take into consideration. In recent years, being forced into a decision between style and safety has become less common, courtesy of brands like Aether Apparel. What started as a high-end sportswear brand offering only six jackets has grown into a fully fledged …

Levi’s New Google-Equipped Trucker Jacket

Using Jacquard by Google, a simple denim jacket can provide directions, read you the news, alert you of texts and calls and more

Levi’s introduced the first jacket equipped with Jacquard by Google years ago with the intention of servicing cyclists and keeping them off their phones while riding. Called the Commuter, it had a bulky sleeve with the technology woven within. You could program readable gestures to trigger directions, music, texts and calls. But, it cost over $300 and had an inherently niche audience. Now, Levi’s aims …

Outerwear for Rainy Spring Days

Stay dry and protected in unpredictable weather

Wet, blustery, unpredictable weather is a shared predicament in many parts of the world—as are the woes that come with it. Here in NYC, the rain arrives in the spring, pays several visits through the summer and occurs sporadically until the precipitation ultimately turns to snow. In the warmer, but still wet months, having outerwear that’s breathable is essential—so many raincoats trap in heat, making …