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Review: Evade LED Commuter Cycling Jacket

Are you looking for an alternative to the hi-vis flourescent commuting jackets but want one that will still get you noticed on those dark winter nights? Evade Sports believe they have the answer with their brand new LED commuter cycling jacket. Having seen this jacket, along with some other excellent cycling gear, on their website we thought checking out this idea was too good to pass up and decided to acquire one to test. Our original plan was to give it to our owner for him to test on a daily commute but, it seems, as he is one of the larger build cyclists, he just wasn’t going to fit into it without it causing serious breathing problems! We then turned to our friends at the notinthepeleton website for help and so we are delighted to welcome Mark Tachon as a guest reviewer. He is new to cycling and has recently started commuting to and from work to keep fit so the perfect person to review this jacket. Read his thoughts here… As a novice to cycling, I had the misconception that simple front and back bike lights were enough for drivers on the road to see myself while on the road during early morning and evening commute into work.  After several near misses, I felt that I need stand out more to become more visible to drivers while on the road. ​The Evade jacket fits my needs. It is a stylish jacket and meets all the basic requirements that a waterproof jacket should be.  The jacket is highly waterproof, breathable and packs into my work rucksack without taking too much space. The key feature of the Evade jacket is the battery fitted LED lights that are integrated into the jacket. There are three LED lights on each sleeve and three LED lights on the back. The light emitted from the LED’s are very bright and have three different functions. ​I felt much safer on the road while commuting to work while using the jacket. Drivers seemed to be more aware of my presence, especially when using the flashing light function. The LED lights on the sleeves were beneficial when indicating as they are located on the side of the arms. The downside to the jacket is that the back-LED lights were covered by my rucksack and also the jacket it self is coloured black (not great for cycling in the dark) so I had to accessorise with a HI VIS vest to stand out even more. ​Overall the Evade jacket is an excellent commuting cycling jacket. If you want to stand out from the darkness and become more visible to commuting motorists, this is the great jacket. I would highly recommend it.  Many thanks to Mark for his time and for reviewing this jacket. If you would like any further information on this jacket or if you’d like to see their range of quality cycling and safety apparel including jerseys, shorts, gloves, jackets and more then click on the icon below to go to their homepage. Their aim is to bring you the best sportswear apparel for cycling/ triathlons and general fitness at an affordable price with a brand you are proud to wear. EVADE® Also thanks to our friends at the Notinthepeloton website for their help with this review. If you’d like to see more reviews for cycling equipment including tech, apparel, health & nutrition and fitness, climbs and favourite routes in the south of England as well as excellent cycling blogs, then visit their superb website here.

 Available online at Evade Sports £47.99

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LeisureCycling.co.uk

Review: Evade LED Commuter Cycling Jacket

Available online at Evade Sports £47.99

Are you looking for an alternative to the hi-vis flourescent commuting jackets but want one that will still get you noticed on those dark winter nights? Evade Sports believe they have the answer with their brand new LED commuter cycling jacket. Having seen this jacket, along with some other excellent cycling gear, on their website we thought checking out this idea was too good to pass up and decided to acquire one to test. Our original plan was to give it to our owner for him to test on a daily commute but, it seems, as he is one of the larger build cyclists, he just wasn’t going to fit into it without it causing serious breathing problems! We then turned to our friends at the notinthepeleton website for help and so we are delighted to welcome Mark Tachon as a guest reviewer. He is new to cycling and has recently started commuting to and from work to keep fit so the perfect person to review this jacket. Read his thoughts here…
As a novice to cycling, I had the misconception that simple front and back bike lights were enough for drivers on the road to see myself while on the road during early morning and evening commute into work.  After several near misses, I felt that I need stand out more to become more visible to drivers while on the road. ​The Evade jacket fits my needs. It is a stylish jacket and meets all the basic requirements that a waterproof jacket should be. The jacket is highly waterproof, breathable and packs into my work rucksack without taking too much space. The key feature of the Evade jacket is the battery fitted LED lights that are integrated into the jacket. There are three LED lights on each sleeve and three LED lights on the back. The light emitted from the LED’s are very bright and have three different functions. ​I felt much safer on the road while commuting to work while using the jacket. Drivers seemed to be more aware of my presence, especially when using the flashing light function. The LED lights on the sleeves were beneficial when indicating as they are located on the side of the arms. The downside to the jacket is that the back-LED lights were covered by my rucksack and also the jacket it self is coloured black (not great for cycling in the dark) so I had to accessorise with a HI VIS vest to stand out even more. ​Overall the Evade jacket is an excellent commuting cycling jacket. If you want to stand out from the darkness and become more visible to commuting motorists, this is a great jacket. I would highly recommend it.  Many thanks to Mark for his time and for reviewing this jacket.
If you would like any further information on this jacket or if you’d like to see Evade’s range of quality cycling and safety apparel including jerseys, shorts, gloves, jackets and more then click on the icon below to go to their homepage. Their aim is to bring you the best sportswear apparel for cycling/triathlons and general fitness at an affordable price with a brand you are proud to wear. EVADE® Also thanks to our friends at the Notinthepeloton website for their help with this review. If you’d like to see more reviews for cycling equipment including tech, apparel, health & nutrition and fitness, climbs and favourite routes in the south of England as well as excellent cycling blogs, then visit their superb website here.