The LEDwear Rucksack Cover is a sensible addition to any commuter's kit giving you the added visibility that comes from the built-in LEDs and decent amounts of reflective material to boot.
The pack cover will happily engulf medium sized rucksacks and packs that range up to around the 35 litre mark, but this would depend to a certain degree on the shape of your pack, so try first if possible.
The Pro-viz Electro Luminescent Vest was designed by two brothers who commuted daily through the cut and hustle of London's mean streets and it shows. Looser cut than their gilet for a better fit over street clothes, it doesn't feel like a tent atop training jackets.
Essentially two products in one, the Respro Hump reflective backpack cover has justly become something of an institution amongst urban warriors thanks to super tough, weatherproof construction and eye-catching designs.
Lightweights reflective clothing dots are a relatively inexpensive and very effective way of jazzing up bags, gloves, arm warmers, overshoes and old race capes straight from the packet. However, for best results plan ahead and more delicate fabrics may not take kindly to ironing and therefore adhesion will prove less permanent. That said, ours have shown little sign of this despite several weeks and repeated machine washing.
Hand made by Katie Barton in London, these cute little SpotMe reflective badges are covered in a highly reflective Scotchlite-esque material. They come as a set of three, with four different hand-stitched designs available: ‘Love’ (hearts), ‘Whistle’ (squiggly lines), ‘Arrows’, and the racy ‘Oh la la’.
This is 86-piece Scotchlite sticker set from Lightweights attaches to the spokes and other moving components. Lighter and considerably more efficient than plastic reflectors, they don’t take up any space while getting you noticed at night and in misty, murky conditions.
Lightweights reflective dots not only make the perfect tertiary compliment to winter lighting but reasonable abrasion resistance means they double as frame protectors, safeguarding against the dreaded cable rub or simply concealing unsightly scratches. However, the most effective results require several packs and a peaceful morning while decent adhesives rule out dry runs.
Who remembers that Get yourself seen public information ad from the '70s? I'm not sure I want to 'take a brush to my bike' and paint it with white emulsion but I don't mind adding some tape, especially if it's nigh-on invisible in the daylight, like this black tape from Lightweights.
Don’t want to clutter expensive luggage with stickers, huge swathes of day glow ruinous to your street credibility? Then Respro’s clever, reversible bag tags might be the solution for greater nighttime and low light visibility alike.
Respro’s High Viz Super Waistcoat has all the practicality of the normal day-glow variety but with greater style. The black background and warm orange base are supported by large sections of uncluttered Scotchlite and the Sam Browne belt really commands driver attention.