Dargelos Lighting Vest

The other day, we stumbled on Dargelos, an online store with stylish, thoughtfully-designed products for bicycle riders (some are great for NON bikers as well). We originally went to the site to check out their Lighting Vest, a hand-netted safety vest made from a specially-developed reflective 3M material that will make you highly visible to motorists (i.e. safe.)  It is lightweight, can fit in your pocket and layer over just about anything you want to wear. It’s so great looking, we could imagine wearing it just for the hell of it.

While on Dargelos’ site, we discovered many other cool things…

If you don’t want to spend $95 on a Lighting Vest, check out their The Net Tee, a 100% organic cotton scoop neck tee printed with reflective ink on both the front and the back to resemble the Lightning Vest. It, too, is highly visible at night, “lighting up” when a light shines on it.

dargelos reflective mesh tee

…We were thrilled to find Dargelos’ Trans//Porter bag , a design we’ve been looking for for years: a large tote that morphs into a backpack (When we’re walking around town, it’s great to be able to shift the load we always seems to be carrying.) It looks great in the video. We’ve just ordered it to check it out for real.

Another delight on Dargelos’ site is their blog, where we found other cool things…

Dargelos' blog bike rider with eggs
‘les oeufs frais du jour by daniel fauchon

via Swiss Miss

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4 replies on “gifts + inspiration for bikers (and walkers)

  1. This is a very elegant solution–effective, lightweight, fits over jackets or shirts without being restrictive and looks great. But it’s actually $95 on the Dargelos site–I wonder if we could improvise something cheaper. . .

  2. Yes, the price seems hefty, though it IS handmade and beautifully designed. Nothing else on their site seems out-of-line pricewise, so I’m thinking there’s a reason for it. Worthwhile perhaps to support handmade and local…
    …and I DO wonder if there is something to improvise ourselves. Wonder if we could find that 3M material…

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