Retro Reflectives

Suitably Chic...!

 

 Check out this review of our red houndstooth on Road CC "A clever way of remaining conspicuous in the saddle yet suitably chic around town"

http://road.cc/content/review/64101-vizavee-reflective-sam-browne-belt




Vizavee's Sam Browne belt is a contemporary take on a commuter staple that attracts the right sort of attention on or off the bike, regardless of whether you're wearing club or street threads.

Retro reflectives is a clever play on words too, referring to both the style and technical nature of the materials that beam back under the glare of vehicle headlights.

A choice of four colour schemes are printed on PVC using transparent inks for maximum UV resistance. This also means they're easily wiped down. Detailing elsewhere is sharp. Sturdy plastic buckles mean it snaps on and off in seconds, while the moleskin backing prevents unwelcome slippage and provides a secure mounting point for blinkies.

Designed with cycling in mind, its also intended for other vulnerable road users such as scooterists/motorcyclists and horse-riders. The latter is quite significant when it comes to sizing, Visavee have plumped for a one- fits most M/L supposedly gracing waists between 28 and 40 inches. Suffice to say, ours adjusted to my thirty-two in a matter of seconds and was largely unnoticed in the saddle. However, it wasn't readily adaptable to thicker layers or indeed a motorcycle jacket, so some further length would be welcomed in these contexts.

Incognito by day, the houndstooth pattern came alive from a distance of around two hundred and fifty yards on clear nights and unlit stretches, especially at junctions and roundabouts. Round town this falls to around 150. Red wasn't so effective in overcast conditions though, so I'd be inclined towards the orange/fairisle if you didn't fancy adding LEDs.

Verdict

A clever way of remaining conspicuous in the saddle yet suitably chic around town.


Written by christian cotterill — November 09, 2012

Velorution

 Velorution, one of London's coolest bike emporiums, will be stocking our winter range of reflectives. Checkout their window at 88 Gt. Portland St. W1.

Written by christian cotterill — October 23, 2012

The Guardian features our belts


Thanks to the Guardian for featuring our belts.

 

Written by christian cotterill — September 23, 2012

Sustrans now stocking Retro Reflectives

 Sustrans are the leading UK charity promoting sustainable transport. We're very proud that they now stock our range of retro reflectives. Check them out here http://www.sustransshop.co.uk/products/6235-retro-reflective-belts

Written by christian cotterill — August 01, 2012

Look Mum No Hands now stock Retro Reflectives!

Great news, top London cycling emporium and cafe Look Mum No Hands is now stocking a selection of range of our reflective bands. Pop in and check them out, then order a flat white and watch the Tour de France on the big screens.

Written by christian cotterill — July 16, 2012

The Big Ride

 The Big Ride (promoting cycle safety in London) starts rolling at Park Lane to Blackfriars by 2.00  http://lcc.org.uk/pages/the-big-ride

Written by christian cotterill — April 28, 2012

Tour De Chance

Interesting article in the Independent on riding in London

 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cycling-safety-riding-the-tour-de-chance--and-living-to-tell-the-tale-6655173.html

Written by christian cotterill — February 10, 2012

Hello from Vizavee

Hi, were Vizavee a new company specialising in reflective designs for clothing and accessories in London. We'll post info about this and anything cycle safety and style related.

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Written by Shopify — January 12, 2012