A Jacket That’s Visible to the Distracted Eye

Showers Pass Hi-Vis cycling jacket

Showers Pass introduces highly visible cycling specific jackets, the Hi-Vis Torch Jacket and Hi-Vis Elite, both featuring 4 LED Beacon lights that seamlessly integrate in grommets on the cuffs and back of the jacket, providing approximately 200 hours on high flashing mode, and ensuring the cyclist is visible regardless the time of day.

First of its kind, and unlike other reflective jackets on the market, the Torch is fully waterproof, stretchy and does not sacrifice breathability for visibility thanks to cutting-edge MapREflect Fabric as well as high performance neon green side panels for daytime visibility. The integrated LED lights automatically turn off after an hour on flashing mode and after 30 minutes on solid mode, offering maximum battery life for those longer rides. The jacket also features an internal venting system for adjustable cooling with core vents, a back vent and airflow-regulating cuffs.

For cyclists who demand extra ventilation for longer rides, the Hi Vis Elite Jacket offers 24-hour visibility without compromising comfort. Fully waterproof, and breathable fabric provides a slight stretch to move comfortably with the cyclist. Made with a highly visible neon green body and silver sides for pedestrians and motorcyclists.

Showers Pass Hi-Vis cycling jacket

“We didn’t want to use an off-the-shelf reflective fabric because none of them performed to our standards.  So we spent 2 years developing our MapREflectTM fabric.  Some in the industry have described it as the ‘Holy Grail of reflective fabric’, since it is highly reflective but also waterproof, breathable, stretchy, and light,” says Ranson.

The MapREflectTM fabric design is made up of 11 international cities known for cycling (Portland, New York, Washington DC, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, London, Newcastle, Berlin, Sydney and Taipei).  With its unique map design and the way the patterns are cut during production, no two jackets are exactly alike.

Hi Vis Elite Jacket Specs:

  • Waterproof and breathable eliteTM 3-layer ripstop fabric with brushed lining for maximum weather protection and warmth
  • Fully seam taped for wind and waterproofness
  • Waterproof MapREflectTM side panels are highly reflective
  • 4 removable Red LED Beacon Lights offer high visibility at night with 3 flashing modes.
  • YKK AquaGuard Vislon water resistant front zipper with storm flap
  • Core vents and large back vent for flow thru ventilation
  • Chest pocket with audio port and large back pocket
  • Exclusive airflow–regulating cuffs
  • 3MTM ScotchliteTM Reflective trim for even more visibility
  • Soft, moisture wicking lining at collar
  • Cinch cord at collar and double toggle cinch at hem
  • Hood compatible via hook and loop attachment points at collar
  • Locker loop at collar
  • Light loop on back vent
  • Men’s size medium weighs: 18oz

Men’s and Women’s Hi Vis Elite Jacket – MSRP: $279 / £214

Availble in Men’s and Women’s Size SM-XXL.

Hi Vis Torch Jacket Specs:

  • Waterproof MapREflectTM fabric on main body for high visibility to motorists
  • Waterproof and Breathable eliteTM 3-layer ripstop fabric with brushed lining  on the side panels for maximum weather protection and warmth
  • Fully seam taped for wind and waterproofness
  • 4 removable Red LED Beacon Lights offer high visibility at night with 3 flashing modes.
  • YKK AquaGuard Vislon water resistant front zipper with storm flap
  • Core vents and large back vent for flow thru ventilation
  • Chest pocket with audio port and large back pocket
  • Exclusive airflow–regulating cuffs
  • 3MTM ScotchliteTM Reflective trim for even more visibility
  • Soft moisture wicking lining at collar
  • Cinch cord at collar and double toggle cinch at hem
  • Hood compatible via hook and loop attachment points at collar
  • Locker loop at collar
  • Light loop on back vent
  • Men’s size medium weighs 20oz

Men’s and Women’s Torch Jacket – Retail $325 / £240

Available in Men’s Size SM-XXL.

cycling beacon lights

Beacon Lights Red LED Replacement 4-Pack – MSRP: $25 / £21

All lights are red with 3 silicone color options: Clear, Red or Neon Yellow

About Showers Pass

Showers Pass clothing is technically engineered cycling gear for racers, commuters, messengers and everyday cycling enthusiasts.  Showers Pass was born from the desire to develop clothing and gear that would get more people out on their bikes, no matter the weather. Inspired by the challenging rides and variable conditions of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, we have been combining high performance materials with innovative functional design for cyclists since 1997. With our roots in high performance waterproof-breathable outerwear, we have grown to offer a wide range of apparel and unique accessories for anyone who faces the elements – from city dwellers heading to the pub to pro cyclists heading to the top of L’Alpe d’Huez.  https://www.showerspass.com

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