Resolute Bay has just launched a reflective cycling jacket called LS2 on Kickstarter, designed to be reflective at night while looking like everyday clothing off the bike.
Resolute Bay released a run of 40 reflective jackets towards the end of last year, and has since updated the design, fit and construction for the version offered on Kickstarter.
The LS2, aimed mainly at cycle commuters, is made from a nylon/polyamide fabric with a 10,000mm waterproof rating (so it’ll keep you dry in moderate to heavy rain), a DWR (durable water repellent) outer coating and breathability of 8,000g/m²/24hrs (which is moderate).
Reflective thread is used in a pinstripe style to provide nighttime visibility from all angles.
The LS2 features two waterproof zip side pockets, a back pocket, an internal chest pocket and a detachable hood. You get a large back vent, articulated shoulders and arms, and adjusters at both the wrists and the bottom hem. The jacket is available in three different colours – grey, black and orange – and four different sizes
We’ve not yet seen the jacket for ourselves but Resolute Bay says that all prototypes have been signed off, and if the £30,000 Kickstarter funding target is met the fabric will be woven and the jacket produced for delivery in October.
You need to pledge at least £100 to be in-line for an LS2 jacket. That early bird price is half the retail price. The usual Kickstarter rules apply.
We’ve covered Resolute Bay products here on road.cc several times in the past, and they’ve always done very well.
For more information head over to the Resolute Bay LS2 Reflective Cycling Jacket Kickstarter page or visit www.resolutebayclothing.com
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, 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 winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.