How to choose your reflective cycling vest
Since 2016 and the law on the obligation to have safety vests in all vehicles, many businesses have offered poor quality safety vests. Inexpensive and inefficient materials, not necessarily aesthetic or very flattering and unsuitable for cycling.
European safety standards
To choose the right safety vest, several criteria must be taken into account. First of all, its compliance with European standards. The vest must meet the standard EN 1150, which governs high visibility clothing for non-professional use or EN 471 which relates to professional clothing. This information can usually be found on a label affixed to the vest. If a user manual accompanies the BC, which includes the CE mark as well as the names and addresses of the manufacturer and the inspection body, there is a good chance that the BC is compliant. Note that this standard includes fluorescent yellow vests but also other fluorescent colors: green, yellow-green, yellow-orange, orange, or pink.
Second criterion not to be neglected, the material. Some safety vests designed especially for 2-wheelers - bike and motorcycle are made with a stretch material that allows air to circulate through a breathable fabric. They adjust to the body and can and do close effectively with a conventional zipper. Machine washable, these safety vests are suitable for most sports and activities. Available from size XS to size XXXXL, you will find the waistcoat in your size, for children as well as for very large!
Usually suitable for adults, safety vests for children 0-6 and 6-12 are also available. These vests can be accompanied by other reflective accessories, such as self-attaching reflective armbands, light-up wristbands, or reflective pants. Thus equipped, the cyclist will be able to circulate serenely: he will be seen, and safer.
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