Lumo Herne Hill Harrington jacket review£250.00

Cyling jacket with integrated lights

BikeRadar score4/5

We first heard of UK brand Lumo early in 2015, when it smashed the crowdfunding goal in its campaign to launch a range of urban cyclist-aimed clothing with integrated LEDs.

The Herne Hill is a feature-laden take on the classic Harrington style. It’s made of windproof, breathable, water-resistant and stain repellent cotton with Schoeller 3XDry technology.

The collar is fleece lined and the sleeves have Lycra windblocking inner cuffs that are both effective and neatly hidden. It has a drop tail, long sleeves, articulated shoulders, vents, one internal and two external zipped pockets, plus a rear pocket.

The leds are clearly visible in traffic and provide a claimed six to 14 hours run time:
The leds are clearly visible in traffic and provide a claimed six to 14 hours run time:

The LEDs are clearly visible in traffic and provide a claimed six to 14 hours run time

The fit when riding is excellent, especially the shoulder mobility and arm length, and it’s proven very weatherproof. The long tail is good on the bike, though perhaps a bit too obvious off it. The torso is also cut quite large on our medium sample – great if you’re a big guy with a long body, but less so otherwise.

The LED strips are invisible when off and then light up with two modes, giving six to 14 hours run time and visibility from a claimed 400m. They aren’t blinding, and are no substitute for lights on your bike, but they’re bright on a dark road and clearly visible in traffic, too.

The LED strips are waterproof and washable. The small battery pack is removable for recharging via USB.

All in all this is a good idea, very well executed.

Lumo provides free worldwide delivery on all standard shipping.

Jamie Wilkins

Deputy Editor, Procycling / Editor, Urban Cyclist, Procycling Magazine
Rides fast everywhere, all the time. Jamie started riding age 12, first on mountain bikes, progressing through cross-country and downhill racing (followed by motorcycle road racing and a dark time as a runner). A dedicated roadie since 2007, Jamie has dabbled in road racing, crits and time trials, but has the most fun simply riding hard with a couple of friends, chasing daft average speeds. Needless to say, Jamie values pure performance above all else and loves aero kit. Fiercely honest in his reviews. Has a chain-cleaning fetish.
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 185cm / 6'1"
  • Weight: 71kg / 156lb
  • Waist: 79cm / 31in
  • Chest: 96cm / 38in
  • Discipline: Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Mountains, rolling stuff, flat and windy, hacking through the city…
  • Current Bikes: Ridley Noah SL 20, Scappa Purosangue, Canyon Speedmax 9.0 SL
  • Dream Bike: Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 LTD, in red, please. And a Pashley Guv'nor.
  • Beer of Choice: Recovering teetotaller, still working this one out
  • Location: Bath, UK

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