British company Skute Design are releasing a new indicator glove called the Lumin8a.
Plenty of indicator gloves have been released in the past with varying degrees of success. These ones come with a red LED chevron on the back of each hand. When you want to signal, you press the button at the top of the forefinger with your thumb and the lights begin to flash.
The Lumin8a gloves are available in both short and long finger options and they are recharged via a built in USB connector. We’re told that they can be washed just fine, although we’ve not got a pair yet so we’ve not tried it. We do have some on the way for testing.
Here’s a short video of them in action…
The Lumin8a gloves are currently available at £39.99 from the Skute Design website although they’ll be making their way into bike shops soon.
Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.