The headline feature of Proviz’s jacket is the PixElite fabric incorporated into the arms, sides, shoulders and lower back. This means when riding in the dark the jacket lights up when caught in the beam of a car’s headlights. But it’s not just a bit of kit for when the light’s low, as it’s windproof and water resistant to boot, making it a great choice for early morning or evening training rides in autumn, through winter, and into spring.
For the most part, the PixElite jacket is made from a soft stretch mix of polyester and elastane with a brushed thermal microfibre lining. The exceptions are the undersides of the sleeves, across the shoulders, around the collar and the three rear pockets that have an infusion of the PixElite fabric. PixElite is a super reflective fibre that’s woven through the material and makes it look like it’s been covered in silver dots. But it’s not until you’re out in the dark that you realise just how effective it is. It’s like whole areas of the jacket have been covered in Scotchlite. The difference s that PixElite is extremely flexible, being part of the material itself rather than an add-on, and shouldn’t crack over time nor does it disrupt the fit.