New cycle safety jacket draws clever inspiration from horse riders

Recently, I was pleasantly surprised when a lorry gave me the maximum amount of clearance on the road. The driver opted to safely overtake almost entirely in the opposite lane of traffic. It was nice to be spared that horrible loud noise and sensation that you get from inconsiderate drivers. A new jacket by HighVisibility may be the solution to having more pleasant experiences like this one.

Police notice - Think BikeThe design is inspired from hi-vis jackets that have been tested by thousands of horse riders. According to users of the jacket, the jacket has a huge effect on the way they are treated on the roads.

The jacket is fully adjustable so that you can fit it tightly no matter how many layers you are wearing.

It is currently available for £24.99.

Another product stocked by HighVisiblity is the Laser Light. Again, this is designed to be seen by traffic and also to encourage drivers to give you space on the roads.

Laser lightThe rear light forms a kind of projection on to the road that creates a bike lane.

It’s also integrated with a traditional bike light that gives you a wide visibility angle of up to 270 degrees.

The battery time lasts about 10 hours and the product is retailing at just £14.99.

I like the idea behind both of these products and it will be good to hear feedback from cyclists.

Competition!

HighVisibility have got in touch with me and want to give one lucky reader either a laser lane or a safety jacket. Usual competition rules apply (One winner, one entry per person, randomly chosen winner, open to UK residents only etc.)

To enter simply leave a comment below discussing which product you think you’d find most useful.

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