There was a time when riders looking for reflective clothing were strictly limited to the commuter section in bike shops – but that’s not the case anymore.
Gone are the days when reflective clothing meant literally just that – clothing purely designed to be seen in the dark. Now a number of clothing brands have cottoned on and produce a range of high-performance, safety-conscious clothing which wins in the style stakes, too.
With daylight hours at a premium in winter, if you want to get the miles in then, chances are, you’ll be riding either in low light conditions or the dark at some point, whether that’s on the commute to work, a mid-week training ride, or just an early start on a weekend group ride.
Luckily, nowadays reflectivity no longer need not come at the expense of windproofing, waterproofing or breathability, with no shortage of options out there if you want a jacket to help keep you seen on the road.
With that in mind, we’ve picked out eight of the best (and most stylish) reflective jackets. Here’s what made the cut.