Product Brooks Nightlife Cap
RRP £28 Best Price £18.46 + Free Delivery www.Chainreactioncycles.co.uk
Technical Information
This night owl delivers ample retro reflectivity and a flat LED light to keep you visible in any condition. Its removable battery pack — which uses one CR2032 Lithium 3V battery — makes it easy to replace batteries and wash your hat, while also doubling as a portable pen light.

• Fit: One size fits all
• High-visibility fabric, flashing rear L.E.D. light, and 3M™ Scotchlite™ retroreflective piping dramatically enhance visibility
• Fabric provides weather protection
• Adjustable hook-and-loop backstrap

 

Review
As the nights draw in and training runs are more likely to be in the dark we turn our thoughts to safety.  If like me you get too hot in a beanie but need to be seen a night this is the perfect cap for you.  Coming in black with high reflective panels, pink or neo yellow there are colour choices for everyone.  Very few caps on the market have thought about rear visibility but this reasonably price cap has a built in rear red LED in the Velcro fastener with can used in 2 modes: on and flashing.  This cap would have been perfect if it also had front facing LED’s to make you visible in all directions but spending no more than £3 on Ebay will get you a 5 LED clip on light for the peak to finish it off.  The cap is lightweight with the battery pack easy to remove to allow for washing and the sweat band does the job to help you keep your eyes on the road.

 

Pros

  •          Stylish, good fit
  •          Great visibility with lots of reflective material
  •          Flashing mode on red light
  •          Battery pack removable for washing

 

Cons

  •          No front LED lights

@mattupston