Reflective Cycling Clothing
Especially in the autumn and winter months when days are short and the weather is often grey it is of major importance to be seen in traffic in twilight or darkness. Bicycle lighting alone and city lighting do not suffice. During this time of the year as a cyclist you should deliberately choose very well visible equipment such as e.g. neon coloured and reflective cycling clothing. Because it can significantly reduce the risk of you as a participant in traffic being overlooked.
Reflective Cycling Clothing – a must-have for enhanced safety in traffic
As a car driver you probably know what it is like to perceive a cyclist literally at the last moment despite bicycle lighting. The various light sources in a city environment from cars, city lighting, traffic lights and advertisements draw your attention towards the brightest sources of light when it is dark. And unfortunately usually these are not the cyclists …
By wearing reflective cycling clothing you can contribute efficiently to being seen. Simply shine bright enough so you are not overlooked! Deliberately choose bright or neon colours if you often ride in traffic situations. Start with your helmet. Being one of the key elements of reflective cycling clothing and as the highest point of a cyclist it should always be very well visible. Choose a cycling helmet with a high ratio of white or even a neon coloured one. A cycling jacket with striking colour and highly reflective elements will not be overlooked. And reflective legs moving in the dark help others even roughly estimate the speed you are moving at.
Reflective Cycling Jackets – here functionality and style meet
A reflective cycling jacket is the core element of reflective cycling clothing. It does not need to display the somewhat sober notion of a safety vest since there is reflective clothing with numerous modern and attractive reflective prints, with reflective applications or panels made from reflective material. What is important is that your reflective jacket features very well visible elements all around so it shines all around.
In reflective jackets usually the reflective elements mare placed in exposed areas such as shoulders and lower back. Often the rear pockets feature reflective piping or also the rear hem. Cuffs and front zips are often reflective. And of course upper arms, chest and shoulders sometimes feature reflective prints and logos. Meanwhile fabrics are available which appear charcoal grey in bright conditions and are completely reflective in dark conditions. Individual reflective elements in reflective cycling clothing are almost standard. It is the size and the positioning of these elements which makes the difference.
Neon or fluo colours are reflective in themselves. Reflective cycling jackets with neon colours meanwhile do not have anything to do with fashion merely, the colour simply draws your attention and thus greatly contributes to your safety. Yet we think that neon coloured cycling clothing can really be compelling in terms of a sporty style. And neon colour combined with reflective elements makes safety unbelievably attractive!
Completely reflective clothing for maximum safety
In addition to your reflective cycling jacket it is advisable to also choose cycling accessories with regard to their contribution to visibility. Neon coloured cycling gloves or neon coloured shoe covers with additional reflective applications or reflective prints immediately catch your eye. Among most long black cycling trousers you can find many with large scale reflective elements. Clearly also reflective cycling vests play a major role. They present the classic outer garments between seasons when jackets are still too much and neon cycling jerseys, are already too light.
Within the Bobshop range apart from reflective clothing you will also find numerous accessories and equipment such as:
When cycling in the city with your non-reflective everyday clothing it is crucial for you to wear a safety vest on top. Safety vests only deserve their name when their brightness has been CE marked. Always look for this quality label.
Even as a pedestrian it pays off to opt for reflective clothing in low light conditions, as a cyclist though reflective cycling clothing is indispensable in traffic. There can never be too much reflectiveness only too little!