Ur­ban Glow RideS­tar

RRP: £65.95// Tested by: Peter Hen­shaw

Motorcycle Monthly - - Tried & Tested -

The Ur­ban Glow has been around a few years now, and it’s a great idea – a black mesh waist­coat with hi-vis strips to wear over your nor­mal jacket. It some­how man­ages to look cooler than any other hi-vis so­lu­tion – so cool, that ap­par­ently even Ewan McGre­gor has one – and has been a hit with cy­clists and horse rid­ers as well as bik­ers.

The lat­est vari­a­tion on the theme is the RideS­tar, which is ba­si­cally the same as the orig­i­nal TriS­tar vest but with sleeves car­ry­ing ex­tra hi-vis. It’s based on the same black mesh which zips up the front and has two zipped cor­dura pock­ets for keep­ing odds and ends in. Just like the TriS­tar the hi-vis is avail­able in Lime, Sil­ver or Elec­tric Pink, all of which do the re­flec­tive thing at night.

It’s slightly more cum­ber­some and bulky than the TriS­tar I used to use, partly in­evitable with arms, partly be­cause I’ve got the XL, which is prob­a­bly a size too big for me. But the ex­tra vis on your arms is wel­come and I feel a lot more vis­i­ble when wear­ing it. Also nice to know that the RideS­tar is Made in Eng­land – there’s not much mo­tor­cy­cle kit which can claim that any more.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit: www.ur­ban-glow.com

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