Be safe be seen this 2018!

Motorcyclist at night

Hello and welcome to Alex’s Blog,

I know that it is technically still Summer and I am not wishing that away, but the longest days of Summer are now behind us and the darker nights are drawing in. Don’t get me wrong, we are still in for some good weather yet so don’t go putting your lightweight mesh kit away just yet, but it may be time to think about ways to make yourself more visible out on the bike for the nights drawing in.

Firstly, a more subtle addition for you to carry around with you. The Oxford Bright Back Pack Cover. This doubles as a waterproof cover for your ruck sack but also adds high visibility to you when out on the bike. It is small, lightweight and very compact so ideal to carry around with you at all times as well as very easy to just put on your bag for instant visibility. Not only is the cover bright yellow but this has reflective detailing. Ideal for darker nights.


Oxford Bright Back Pack Cover
Oxford Bright Cover

Oxford Bright Back Pack Revese
Oxford Bright Cover Reverse

If you don’t carry a rucksack or you want to make sure you are seen from the front as well as the back, you can always go for a Hi-Viz vest. The Frank Thomas VIZ017 vest is a best seller for us here at J&S. Like the ruck sack cover this is light and compact and very easy to carry with you at all times. This also has reflective detailing for added visibility and is adjustable for give a great fit and comes in a range of sizes.


Frank Thomas VIZ017 Vest Front
Frank Thomas VIZ017 Vest Front

Frank Thomas VIZ017 Vest Back
Frank Thomas VIZ017 Vest Back

Of course, you don’t have to only wear Hi-Viz gear once it gets dark. You can be prepared all the time! The Frank Thomas DV06 flip-front motorcycle helmet has a matt finish with fluorescent yellow graphics. Stand out from the traffic at all times in this helmet which also comes with an integrated sun visor and the versatility that a modular helmet gives you.


Frank Thomas DV06 Flip-Front Motorcycle Helmet Open
Frank Thomas DV06 Flip-Front
Motorcycle Helmet Open


Frank Thomas DV06 Flip-Front Motorcycle Helmet Closed
Frank Thomas DV06 Flip-Front
Motorcycle Helmet Closed

Another modular helmet that will keep you visible but with a higher budget is the HJC Rpha 90 Rabrigo flip-front motorcycle helmet. This is a premium helmet that is ultra-lightweight and quiet. This also has an integrated sun visor and is also Ride recommended.

The Alpinestars Andes V2 Drystar textile motorcycle jacket will not only ensure you will be seen but will also keep you dry. This has an Alpinestars Drystar membrane which is also breathable as well as this very eye-catching fluorescent yellow and black design. The Andes V2 jacket also has reflective detailing for added night visibility, CE approved armour at the shoulders and elbows and a thermal liner.


Alpinestars Andes V2 Drystar textile motorcycle jacket front
Alpinestars Andes V2 Drystar Textile Motorcycle Jacket Front

Alpinestars Andes V2 Drystar textile motorcycle jacket back
Alpinestars Andes V2 Drystar Textile Motorcycle Jacket Front

Any little helps and it may seem like gloves won’t make a difference, but any amount of visibility helps out on the bike. The Frank Thomas 01-17 WP motorcycle gloves are made from textile and leather and are fully waterproof. Ideal.


Frank Thomas 01-17 Motorcycle Gloves Back
Frank Thomas 01-17 Motorcycle Gloves Back

Frank Thomas 01-17 Motorcycle Gloves Palm
Frank Thomas 01-17 Motorcycle Gloves Palm

We have a lot more hi-visibility gear available online and in our 30 stores nationwide. Make sure that you are seen.

Until next time, stay safe

Alex