Swedish clothing company Craft has launched a new high-visibility range called Brilliance including jackets, vests and accessories designed to provide 360 degree visibility, ideal for training and commuting this winter.
A recent study says reflective, not high-visibility, clothing is the answer to being seen in the hours of darkness. With this in mind, Craft’s new range aims to offer all-round reflectivity and uses a reflective material made from 85% Polyamide and 15% Elastane coated with a layer of polyurethane with embedded micro glass beads.
This material is used in this new Brilliant jacket, available for men and women, a lightweight windproof that uses the reflective panels generously on the arms, shoulders and torso. It’s touted as offering an ergonomic fit and is available in sizes from XS-XXL. There are vented panels under the arms and openings out back, with zipped pocket for keys and other valuables. It costs £85 and is available in three colours.
There is also the Brilliant Vest, offering more versatility if you want to pair it with an existing jacket. It has a large reflective panel stretching across the top of the shoulders with additional reflective details. It’s intended as a multi-purpose top, so ideal for running and cross-training as well as cycling. It’s available for men and women, in a choice of colours and sizes from XS-XXL.
These Thermal Multi Grip Gloves are made from a lightweight flexible polyester fleece material in bright yellow or white, with a silicone palm and finger details to provide plenty of grip on the bars and brake levers. There are loads of reflective details so ideal when signalling a change of direction.
The last item we’re going to highlight from this new range is the Thermal Hat. It’s a lightweight stretchy polyester fabric with reflective prints, so a good one for wearing on its own or under a helmet.
There is plenty of choice in the hi-vis cycle clothing market, as our guide showed recently.
You can see the full range at http://shareyourbrilliance.se/
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.