New out from Proviz for the 2018/2019 season is the Reflect360 performance cycling gilet. It is available in Men’s and Women’s versions in sizes XS-XXXL and 6-16 respectively and has been created to fit comfortably over the top of standard cycling gear for road cycling. The Reflect360, as you may have guessed from the name, has 360˚ reflectivity to help you be seen in the dark or when the light quality is reduced. The Gilet features Proviz’s retro-reflective material across the entire front, and across the shoulders and the lower back. This provides a huge surface area for any headlights to reflect off you.
The material used has millions of tiny, highly reflective glass beads, making it exceptionally visible when lights are shined on it - you will not be missed. There is panelling across most of the back and down the sides for breathability, and it has been designed to be used alongside your regular wet weather gear. This minimalist outer layer is lightweight at just 120g. It can be easily stowed away, ready to be deployed as soon as the light fades, and it has fitted shoulders to avoid excess material flapping in the wind causing you drag and annoyance. This also helps to keep the cold out when needed. On the inside there is a soft, moisture wicking mesh lining across the back and sides, which helps increase the airflow on warmer rides. The zip locks in place and has a garage – yes, its very own garage - which is basically a soft piece of fabric that prevents the cold zip coming into contact with your skin and causing irritability when fully zipped up. The Reflect360 has a tailored fit, for a slim profile that hugs the shoulders and waist, and the rear is slightly extended to protect your low back and butt from spray from the water roads. This Gilet is a great way to ensure that you are seen on the dark roads without adding bulk or restriction - a great stable product to keep in the bike bag. RRP £49.99
4.5 out of 5
REFLECT360 material for 360degree visibility
Rear and side moisture wicking polyester mesh
Lightweight (120 grams)
Zip guard and lock zip
Low profiled rear spray guard