As cycling levels in rise again due to cash-strapped commuters driving less, leading British cycling brand Madison have released a new range of reflective cycling apparel to help keep cyclists safe and seen as Autumn approaches. Available to view and purchase online at freewheel.co.uk
Founded in 1977, Madison Clothing has been outfitting cyclists with elegant and functional apparel using the latest technologies for over four decades. Allowing wearers to fully concentrate on the ride and enjoy all the benefits that come with being on two wheels.
Resetting the standard for affordable hi-visibility apparel, Madison proudly presents a capsule range of reflective cycling jackets and gilets for men and women – each designed to provide comfort, protection against the elements and sublime low-light visibility. All styles encapsulated within the brand’s ‘Stellar’ range that’s designed and tested with the commuter cyclist in mind.
For those who enjoy the darkest of commutes or simply want maximum 360° visibility on the bike, look no further for a jacket that offers the perfect blend of performance, function and design. Constructed from waterproof and breathable mesh lined fabric that’s rated at 10k/6k. Meaning it can withstand 10,000m of water per square inch from the outside, and releases 6,000g of water vapour per square metre from the inside.
This level of breathability ensures comfortable rides during temperature downpours as seen in the UK and is further heightened by innovative rear panels that have been perforated to boost breathability but are still resistant to water ingress.
Finer details of the jacket include elasticated cuffs that securely seal over wrists and gloves, even when riding at speed, plus a soft-to-touch fabric collar to give riders a comfortable range of head movement when scanning their surroundings.
Plus, the perfect lightweight layering piece to maximize low light visibility to all other road users, the Stellar Shine Reflective Gilet steals style and design cues from its same-named jacket counterpart.
A great layering option when it’s cool and dry, the added benefit of this sleeveless hi-viz garment is wholly unrestrictive arm and hand movements when turning and signaling. Clever design features include ‘pack into pocket’ stowability, a full-length water resistant zipper for maximum air-flow in the heat and a zippered chest pocket for any small valuables.
Elasticated mesh drop pockets can be found on both hips for further storage, he mesh lined waterproof fabric keeping your core dry in any flash rainstorms you might encounter with the added protection of an elasticated dropped hem.