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SpotMe reflective badges



Perfect Christmas stocking material for the cyclist in your life, irrespective of gender, age or cycling persuasion.

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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’.

Given the pins on the back, you may not want to attach them directly to your fragile technical fabrics, but it should be easy enough to find a bag strap, zip tag or similar to fix them to. Small and light, they’ll snazz up a boring bag in a jiffy, and the extra reflectivity means you’ll be more visible at night.

With designs that should appeal to men or women, young or old, they’re actually pretty good value for money when you consider that they’re hand made. Presented pinned to a piece of fabric, they make a visually appealing gift.


Perfect Christmas stocking material for the cyclist in your life, irrespective of gender, age or cycling persuasion. test report

Make and model: SpotMe reflective badges

Size tested: n/a

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Aimed at style conscious cyclists who are looking for extra reflectivity for safety

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Did you enjoy using the product? Yes. Very much.

Would you consider buying the product? Definitely. I might buy some for friends too.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 37  Height: 1.65m  Weight: 67kg

I usually ride:   My best bike is:

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, general fitness riding, mtb,

Lara has been riding bikes for longer than she'd care to admit, and writing about them nearly as long. Since 2009 she has been working as part of the review team whilst championing women's cycling on the side, most notably via two years as editor of the, sadly now defunct, UK's first and only women's cycling mag, erm, Women's Cycling. 

Believing fervently that cycling will save the world, she wishes that more people would just ride a bike and be pleasant to each other. 

She will ride anything with two wheels, occasionally likes to go fast, definitely likes to go far and is always up for a bit of exploring somewhere new and exciting. 

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