Winter is coming – the solar-powered cycling jacket that glows in the dark

solar powered cycling jacket

At £270, the Solar-Charged Jacket by Vollebak is expensive, but it is undeniably clever; its fabric glows in the dark.

With just two hours’ charge from sunshine or any other light source,  it can still be glowing up to 12 hours later. And even on cloudy days,  daylight is bright enough to charge it up. At 230g the jacket is lightweight and packs down small.

solar powered cycle jacket

According to Vollebak: “An ultra-thin layer housed inside a translucent mesh that keeps rain out and lets sweat escape. Engineered with a phosphorescent compound it rapidly stores any light it comes into contact with and re-emits it slowly over time. When fully charged at night it glows in the green spectrum at around 530 nanometers before fading to silvery green then white.”

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  1. Steph


    Fantastic! This should put an end to the “Sorry mate, I didn’t see you” line!

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