The 10 Best commuter gear
From light bags to a little light reading, these accessories are just the ticket to make the daily slog to work less painful
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Since launching in the 1980s, the Poems on the Underground project has provided welcome relief for commuters.
It's rare to find in-ear headphones that cancel noise so well. This pair produce super clean, deep sound while shutting out all the unwanted hubbub around you.
Don't get held back waiting for your bevvy to reach drinking temperature – take it with you to work. The elegant Metro Mug will no doubt lead to envious looks as you sip from it on the bus or train.
£2.99 iOS, £2.49 Android
Allows you to find your next train, its platform and any delays within seconds. Real-time app allows you to message contacts what time you are due to arrive.
For lazy underground travellers, Tube Exits is essential. The app tells you which train carriage to board so you always arrive adjacent to your platform exit.
Join the new generation of free-wheelers and cruise from the train station to your office and back on what is now considered less of a toy and more of a design classic.
An elegant way to carry your computer when you otherwise need to travel light. The bag features a shoulder strap as well as lightweight padding and extra pockets for accessories.
These mini backpacks – perfect for getting your essentials to work and back – are made from 100 per cent waterproof tarpaulin vinyl and come in a range of vibrant, statement colours.
A full-size rucksack that can be rolled up for easy storage when not in use. There's an interior notebook sleeve, as well as a pouch for spare trainers on the front.
The ultimate in commuter transport, Brompton folding bicycles are renowned internationally for their remarkable design. Wraps up in under 20 seconds.
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