No two commutes are alike. People carry different items, wear different clothes, ride varying distances, and everyone has their own tolerance for inclement weather. Every staff member in our shop commutes by bike, at least part of the year, and we have several staff that exclusively commute by bike - ask them, and they'll tell you they much prefer it to any alternative.
Here is a list of items that we collectively agree, will provide a better bike commute for you. Here's the shortcut: Lots of Wool!