Noxgear Tracer360 visibility vest £59.99

High-vis vest with a difference

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The Noxgear Tracer360 is a high-vis vest with a difference. It has a 3m reflective sport elastic belt, as well as LED lighting in a multitude of colours running round it to make sure you are seen from all angles.

It's easy to put on and use. It sits over a cycling top or jacket, and there's a clip buckle at the front plus dual adjustment sliders to help you get the perfect fit around your waist and shoulders. The power button lets you switch between six LED settings - from solid colour to strobing effect - simply and easily.

The Tracer360 is light too, so you barely notice your are wearing it. Even with the three AAA batteries and the padded plastic case they are housed in, plus the thin fibre optic straps, it only weighs 184g.

The 360-degree visibility it offers makes it good for commuting, although the LEDs will be hidden when riding with a backpack, so it's better suited to riding with panniers. It's rainproof and water-resistant too.

It does costs a bit more than some reflective vests on the market but has the added bonus of being able to be used as a light as well. The use of batteries is a downside - it would make more practical sense if it were rechargeable, although it is claimed that the batteries will give your up to 40 hours of working life.

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