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Spectrum Ultra Sport Vests are Back!

Riding down the California Coast back in 2013 wearing my original Red Spectrum Ultra Sport Blitz Vest. Who knew reflective vests could be so cool?

Riding down the California Coast back in 2013 wearing my original Red Spectrum Ultra Sport Blitz Vest. Who knew reflective vests could be so cool?

This vest came out 3 years ago and for a short time offered a unique, hi viz vest with a cool factor that other vests had not yet reached. Unfortunately they went out of business but under a new owner, they are reviving the brand and trying to start production again through their Kickstarter here. This time, the prices are much lower with the same bright designs (simplified color options) and a special price if you buy in as a supporter. 

I plan on purchasing one for my husband, since he has yet to jump on board the hi viz boat. I really want him to wear one at night, as that's when I find my vest to be the most useful. Especially since he pretty much wears black without any reflectivity. 

Of course I have to back this project and pick up a Black and Gold Blitz Vest! I convinced the man to pick up a black and silver one as well. The Kickstarter is going through Tuesday, September 6th.

You can read my review here, then sign up to be one of the first ones to receive a new and improved Spectrum vest. 

Wearable Technology.

wearable led light technology anders nelson kickstarter

 

What an interesting idea! Fashionable, wearable technology that also provides a safety element. 

Everything motorcyclists are searching for, right? Well, not that I'd run around town in a little black dress with an LED belt. Ok maybe, but underneath my leathers. Check out this kickstarter by Anders Nelson. He's hoping to raise enough money to produce these. Other options include patches that you can stick on anything. 

 

 

Spectrum Reflective Safety Vests

Spectrum High Visibility Vest

Looking for an ultra reflective vest with funky stripes? These new vests by Spectrum are a little better than your average safety vest. 

Using a combination of Corduro and 3M Reflective tape, these vests are more durable, brighter and will last longer than most reflective vests. 

 Pictured Above: Blue Chrome E Reflective, $149 http://www.spectrumultrasports.com/blue-chrome-e-reflective-vest/

I've seen a couple in person and they're pretty strong visually. I'd wear one, but I really really like my jackets and they way they look. (Yes, I do value style over function to a degree) 

I definitely would wear one for night riding. I generally don't ride long distance at night, mostly riding around San Francisco. My jackets all have a little bit of reflectivity and I'm normally carrying my Timbuk2, which has a huge center reflective strip. 

If you are considering a safety vest and want something durable and dare I say it, cool, check these out. They come in a variety of colors and patterns. 

Prices:  $149 - $189. 

Where to Buy: http://www.spectrumultrasports.com/

Jacket with Airbags

Yep, you heard that right.  A women's motorcycle jacket, protective and with Airbags! I emailed briefly with the sole US distributor (SaferMoto.com) for this Japanese brand.  He only has a Medium in stock right now, but is trying to generate interest to more women riders.  I hope to look at it in person soon. SaferMoto Hit-Air Lady's Jacket $399.00

http://safermoto.com/products/fr/index.html

They also have an air vest that inflates on impact! how awesome is that?

Hit-Air MV-2 $339.00 http://safermoto.com/products/vest_mv2/