The Ultra-Reflective Cycling Backpack Catching Attention on Kickstarter
Blending cycling functionality, style and safety in cycling clothes and accessories has become increasingly popular amongst cyclists recently, and one of the most eye-catching projects currently on Kickstarter certainly ticks all three boxes.
RA Reflective have come up with two backpack designs (the ‘Reflect | Pack’), along with a beanie hat, that look great in terms of style, but are also magnificently reflective to ensure your safety on roads after dark.
The Reflect | Pack boasts a classic, minimal backpack style, except that is made from specialized water resistant Matte Reflective Fabric. On the inside, the main compartment includes a padded laptop sleeve (for a device up to 15”), along with a zipped pocket for smaller bits and bobs. On the outer, you’ll also find two easy access pockets on the side panels (big enough for a drink bottle), and also two adjustable utility straps which can be used to holster a U-Lock. The backpack has a capacity of 17L.
But it is the reflective nature of this backpack that is most impressive about this product, as you can see from some of the images below.
RA Reflective also enjoyed a successful Kickstarter campaign last year when they released their beanies and eye-catching range of jackets. Since then they’ve improved their beanie range further, with the hats now made from an acrylic base integrated with a reflective twine to add bright, yet subtle reflective qualities. Indeed, in the daylight hours, you wouldn’t even recognise that these beanies are reflective.
How the Reflective Technology Works
Much like in a construction worker’s safety vest, the retro-reflective material used in RA Reflective’s products ensures that any light reaching the backpack or beanie will reflect directly towards the source of the light – ensuring maximum visibility and safety – and is visible from up to 140 metres away.
You can find a more technical explanation of how this technology works in the video below.
What’s a pledge worth?
RA Reflective is looking for support on Kickstarter for their new products and have just a few days left to get it. If you’d like to help them out – and bag yourself a seriously discounted reflective product while doing so – you can see what a pledge can earn you below. Of course, just like with every Kickstarter campaign, if they don’t hit their campaign target, your pledge (i.e. your pennies) will not be taken.
All prices are in US Dollars, but delivery is available worldwide.
Pledge $30 or more – Get an RA Reflective Beanie
Pledge $65 or more – Get an RA Reflective Reflect | Pack (black)
Pledge $85 or more – Get an RA Reflective Reflect | Pack (silver/full reflective)
Pledge $95 or more – Get an RA Reflective Beanie and Reflect | Pack (black)
Pledge $115 or more – Get an RA Reflective Beanie and Reflect | Pack (silver/full reflective)
Pledge $125 or more – Get two RA Reflective Reflect | Packs (both black)
Pledge $150 or more – Get two RA Reflective Reflect | Packs (one in silver/full reflective and one in black)
Pledge $165 or more – Get two RA Reflective Reflect | Packs (both in silver/full reflective)
Pledge $180 or more – Get two RA Reflective Beanies and two Reflect | Packs (black)
Pledge $200 or more – Get two RA Reflective Beanies and two Reflect | Packs (one in silver/full reflective and one in black)
Pledge $220 or more – Get two RA Reflective Beanies and two Reflect | Packs (silver/full reflective)
Pledge $240 or more – Get two RA Reflective Beanies, two Reflect | Packs (any colour) and one Men’s Reflective Jacket
Post sponsored by RA Reflective, but written in full by Discerning Cyclist.