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 worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. 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, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes.