When the trek to work involves multiple modes of transit, this gear will ease your way.
1. Microsoft Surface Laptop
At 2.76 pounds, Microsoft’s newest ultraportable is light enough to practically
disappear inside your briefcase. And thanks to more than 14 hours of playback time, you can continue watching mov-ies when your evening train home is interminably delayed. |$999
2. Cole Haan 2.Zerøgrand Laser Wingtip Oxford
Your feet need mobility machines too. These resemble typical all-leather wingtip Oxfords, but the rubber outsoles, dynamic foam interiors, and tongue and Achilles padding say Go ahead, Usain, run for that bus.| $300
3. Tern Vektron
E-bikes are ideal for hilly rides—but schlepping the unwieldy things around train stations? Hard pass. Enter the Vektron, Tern’s foldable, carry-on steed. At 49 pounds it’s not exactly light, but it can go the distance: 20 mph and up to 80 miles per charge.| $3,400
4. Topo Designs Commuter Briefcase
If you’re going to be lugging a laptop, a Kindle, a power brick, and tasty snacks, you’ll need a bag that’s both soft and tough. The Topo even has convertible backpack straps for when it’s just too damn stocked for one shoulder to handle. | $189
5. Nau Quintessentshell Jacket
Safeguard yourself from frigid gales and dampening fog on the morning walk to the office with this waterproof, cotton-poly shell. The zipper extends up to your chin to shield your neck, and the cozy hood maintains your coiffure. | $245
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