PEdAL ED has confirmed that its new Hikari Reflective Collection is now available in stores and online. Designed to complement PEdAL ED’s existing range of cycling jackets and leisure/adventure products, the Hikari Reflective Collection includes a jacket, hat and gloves (‘incorporating full reflection along the fingers, plus gently elasticated cuffs and generous finger-pulls’).
This reflective cycle-specific range aims to provide riders with the reassurance they are as visible as possible to other road users, crucial in the changing light and weather conditions typical of the autumn/fall and winter seasons. Waterproof and with internally taped seams, the Hikari Reflective Collection aims to keep riders ‘dry and safer, whatever and wherever they ride’.
Jacopo Porreca, PEdAL ED Brand Manager, said “When designing the Hikari Jacket we had two objectives in mind: to make riders visible ‘our way’, like no other reflective jacket before and to keep them dry during their winter rides at night or during the day.
“This is why we developed a new idea, inspired by city lights at night. The all-over reflective print on both sides of the jacket, stuck to the most visible parts of the upper body, can be seen clearly by car lights. But this wasn’t enough for us. This is why we combined the new reflective technology with a totally waterproof rain jacket, taped seams and two big mesh cargo pockets.
He continued, “This jacket was tested in the hardest conditions during the Transcontinental Race and the Silk Road Mountain Race and turned out to be an essential item for any time the riders need to be seen, whether that be in long distance riding, commuting or training.”