A light in the dark -- the RYZON way
We athletes become almost invisible in the dark season. In order to be able to pursue our passion safely even on short days and in difficult weather conditions, we need to be seen out there. Making athletes visible; that was our credo when developing the new Lumina Reflective Rain Bike Jacket.
Our Tech Lab was faced with a special challenge. Because RYZON stands for minimalistic designs and colors that do not impose themselves, how could we create something that would attract a lot of attention visually, but at the same time meet our design standards? The task was to develop something that both fulfilled the function of visibility and corresponded to the RYZON DNA.
A jacket made of glass
In its search for a suitable material, the Tech Lab quickly came across glass, a material that is also used to increase road safety. In the form of so-called retroreflectors, it ensures that reflectors, obstacles, traffic signs, and road markings are clearly visible at night in the headlights.
When road markings are applied, for example, extremely fine glass beads are scattered into the still-wet marking paint, which then reflect the headlight. The principle of retroreflection ensures particularly good visibility here as the incident light rays are largely reflected in the direction from which they came -- namely towards the driver.
The same principle is now also used for the Lumina Reflective Bike Rain Jacket. Microscopic glass particles are integrated into the jacket's membrane. When illuminated, the glass particles reflect the incident light. The jacket thus ensures optimal visibility when training in the morning and evening hours or in poor weather conditions that restrict visibility. This allows us to concentrate on the essentials: The moments that let us experience the training in this special season.
Braving the elements
The answer for rainy rides in the dark season. The Lumina Reflective Bike Rain Jacket not only offers optimal visibility in poor visibility conditions, but also rain protection and high breathability. This is thanks to the special construction of the three-layer fabric from Italy. The microscopic glass particles are incorporated in the middle of the three layers. Above this, the transparent exterior provides reliable protection against rain and wind. If the jacket appears rather inconspicuous in daylight, it shines particularly brightly in the dark and when the light shines in. The inside of the jacket is made from soft mesh, which makes the jacket feel pleasant on the skin, even during intensive rides.
The three-layer construction allows for high breathability despite the rainproof and windproof properties so that moisture can escape from the inside to the outside. The small pack size allows you to store the Lumina Reflective Bike Rain Jacket safely in your jersey pocket to be prepared for any weather change. The reflective rain jacket is made in Italy.
More to come
The reflective, cycling jacket is the first product in the Lumina Series. Later this year, there will be a second jacket in the series, the Lumina Reflective Athletic Rain Jacket. Stay tuned!