Reflective motorcycle clothes - necessity or fad

Autumn is coming soon and the weather will not allow for frequent and long trips on a single track as if we wanted to. Driving after dark and in the dark will become an everyday necessity. It was then good to be visible and to see others. It is not necessary to explain the legitimacy of applying glare - this is how the article would start, but it will not start, if only because translation is necessary, especially among motorcyclists.

Although it often arouses mixed feelings, it is extremely lucid in this matter - the threat of a lack of visibility is enormous and if a well-chosen reflection makes its owner visible on the road from a distance of up to 150 m, its absence means that it will be visible only from a distance of 30 m! Research on the causes of accidents involving motorcyclists clearly indicate that people wearing reflective elements are exposed to an accident by 37% less frequently than people who do not wear any reflections. The helmet itself, in white, light or painted with reflective paint reduces the possibility of taking part in an accident from 19 to 24%.

Autumn is coming soon and the weather will not allow for frequent and long trips on a single track as if we wanted to. Driving after dark and in the dark will become an everyday necessity. It was then good to be visible and to see others. The stories quoted below have indeed happened last season, but they can be dated to any autumn or early spring evening. Way from school to home. 7pm. It is already very grayish, and with the background of an unlit roadside, two pedestrians and one cyclist merge. Their jackets glow in the dark with reflective fabric. "Oh, look! At last, people have thought about safety and wear reflections! Well, unless it is motorcyclists... "Of course, my statement works one hundred percent. If someone "shines", means - a motorcyclist. However, is it always? ... In practice, 120 m dividing the visible and invisible motorcyclist may be the only difference between a motorist alive and dead...

There are many criteria that must be met by motorcycle clothing - as a rule; it must be pleasing and well protected. In addition, how is it with visibility? How much do we pay attention to reflective elements? After all, they also increase our safety. David L. Hough, an authority in the field of motorcycling for many two-wheelers, in his book Motorcycle Player Perfect mentions how important it is to wear flares by people moving on a motorcycle. Hough plays a special role for beginner motorcyclists, but nowadays, especially in Poland, where the weather does not spoil us, regardless of the internship, it is worth investing in one's own safety.

Although there is many reflective clothing on the market, it is most often associated with a green or orange vest - banned by a large group of motorcyclists. Hated, but until recently treated as the only option to improve our visibility, especially on long journeys. It was difficult to deny its raison d'tre. Increasingly, however, professional motorcycle clothing is equipped with reflective elements. We do not have to think about the vest at the time, especially since the location of these reflections is thoughtful, so that the clothing looks aesthetically and does not scare large parts of reflective material, while also performing the function of reflecting light.

Reebok Spartan reflective shorts for rugged runners

Yes, these shorts are for rough actions like made. Thanks to the special reflective fabric, you can be rough runners moving through harsh obstacles, and yet there will be no wobbling, obstruction. The barbed wire symbol does not bear on its front for nothing. He is right in the collection of the Spartan Race mud fighters.

The manufacturer claims that when sweat, Mud Rivers, and barbed-up barriers or barbed wires come on, you can rely on these gates. He staked on Corduroy. You will most often encounter this fabric with equipment such as backpacks in nature, but also many items for the army. The fabric is very durable and is known for its very difficult to tear or break. So these shorts are right.

The pants are relatively simple cuts. The front panel is divided above by inserting a wedge-shaped cloth, which is a hint of a hat, but you cannot look for it anywhere. The fastening and tightening of the trousers at the waist is solved in an ancient proven way - by binding to the weave. The entire front panel of the yellow color is made of solid, durable fabric with reflective tape. Rear panels are flexible, so shorts do not limit movement. At the back, the belt is reinforced by a so-called solid seat. The waist circumference is so steady, fixed, and your pants will not come to you either when wet or just crawling through a mud ditch.

In front there is a large pictogram of barbed wire; the back of the pants is decorated with stylized black-and-white graffiti. On the left side you will find the brand of the manufacturer in reflection. The pants also have one large pocket with a zipper closure on the left hip. It is a bit unusually turned backwards so that its contents do not interfere with the craft already mentioned. For times when a person is not running Spartan Race and still wants to use shorts, I would welcome the same pocket on the other side.

The pant draw system has only a small deficiency - it is not as versatile as classic pulling by a drawstring, rubber or belt, so choosing a fitting size really needs to be chosen. It is available in six degrees from XS to XXL, so you should definitely do it. What to say at the end? The reflective shorts really did. They are becoming and durable, so if something goes wrong at the next muddy and other hurdle races, surely they will not. Running and mowing well!

Elche will use reflective clothing and accessories for the staff

Poles, flip-flops, high-heeled boots, sports and protective footwear, shirts, pants, anoraks ... Municipal workers must have adequate safety clothing and, for this, the City of Elche calls for tenders, normally every four years , A contract for the acquisition of work clothes destined to the personnel attached to different municipal departments. And now it is when it touches again to contest this procedure, which will assume, as the base bid price, a maximum outlay of 568,000 Euros over the next four years.

The purchase of work clothes, both summer and winter, as well as various supplements will be for the various municipal brigades, personnel Urban Mobility and Local Police, a disbursement that a year will amount to less than 142,000 Euros, according to forecasts.

At the time of its award, the composition of the reflective fabrics or materials used, the treatment, washing of the garment and cleaning of the garments will be taken into account and the number of washes for which indemnity is guaranteed must also be indicated. Companies that attend can choose one, several or eight lots in which the contract has been divided.

The successful tendered also undertakes to take particular measures and sizes of each of the officers, taking into account the different sizes of men and women. The costume delivery will be requested during the months of February of each year and must be delivered within a maximum period of 45 days. In addition, each package shall include the name of the official to whom it is intended.

As examples, the contract includes the provision of 390 light blue short-sleeved polo shirts, 400 short-sleeved T-shirts, 505 elastic pants, 60 anoraks, 40 water boots, 15 first-aid flip flops, 14 pot stock shots or 51 clogs Sanitary type, to cite some of the articles. However, it is in providing the Local Police with their uniforms and accessories to perform their functions where more money is intended. In fact, it is planned to supply 300 multistate trousers, 33 specific for bikers, 425 mono-colored poles, 80 caps or 40 jackets, to give some examples.

In addition, there are 100 whistles, 25 protective covers, 25 carrier cases and a police badge, and a few other safety-latching hooks, shackles, gun covers, defense sprayers, chargers, transmitters and raincoats And reflective vests, among other elements. In principle, the clothing lot for the Local Police is the highest of the eight lots, with a bid price of 75,000 Euros.

Councilor for Human Resources, Jos Perez, explains that this type of procedure is habitual and that when the contract is terminated, it should be withdrawn, as in this case to equip the staff, from the cleaners, to the first responders. Even if the pledge is damaged or there is a justified incidence, the public contract also contemplates the replacement; it does not take four years to replace it. The deadline for submission of tenders is 10 April and the most economically advantageous tender will be awarded on the award criteria.

Reflective clothing to avoid the paparazzi

The paparazzi have been, are and will be the great headache of celebrities. Fragrant photographs are the fear of most celebrities, as it can cost them the good image they try to show the public. Now the celebs can be quiet and all thanks to Chris Holmes. This well-known American DJ has launched a collection of clothes made with reflective materials that ruin any photo.

The musician has baptized his new line as Anti Paparazzi Collection since avoiding the shots is the end of his work. All the garments are made with a material of reflective fabric that reflects the flashes of the cameras. As a result, and in case a snapshot is taken, the subject's clothing shines to the point of concealing his face.

The original collection was inspired by the pieces of clothing with reflective tape that Holmes wore in his concerts with the group W.A.S.P, of which he was a guitarist, and "served to ruin the photos of the public." Years later, he decided to retrieve them "for a better purpose" and this was how he devised this innovative fashion firm, he explains in his online store.

The lightweight jacket with reflective tape for runners

No, this is not a fairy tale. This is a user test run of a lightweight jacket with reflective tape so you're probably no lighter yet in your hand. In truth, when we could see it for the first time, we mistakenly assumed that the Japanese mistakenly sent us a tissue paper model. Do you know all these lucky lamps? From light paper, somewhere in the middle you'll fire it, and its flying. Very imaginative, we said. Only then did we realize that this jacket is really real.

The lightweight 7D Jacket was really a great surprise. Running jacket in timeless, inflexible, waterproof, weighing 50 grams? A few days ago I would say that it is not possible. Ultrafine nylon fiber is durable, strong and lightweight.

The whole collar with a collar is made of the same material with a rips top finish. The small squares framed with stronger fibers prevent the fabric from further deteriorating in the case of damage to the fabric. The black jacket has a full-body zipper from the YKK quality workshop and has a fine graphic print on the shoulders and sleeves in the same reflective fabric green printing as the zipper itself. Ventilation under increased effort, both the sleeves and the bottom hem of the jacket are finished with elasticized waistband.

On the right side you will find a small double-sided zipper from the pocket, which also includes a larger mobile phone. If you do not use your jacket, you can pack it very comfortably into this pocket and use a stitched rubber strap to put it on your arm. The collapsed jacket, due to its small size, can fit virtually any pocket of other pieces of treadmill. In the shorts pockets, small pockets on a running jersey or vest. You can take it as a backup option anywhere for longer runs. You do not even feel weight in your pocket or backpack. At the same time, it is a piece of equipment that can literally save you in the mountains. In addition, all the prints are reflex.

Although the jacket is very thin and it may seem that its contribution to thermal comfort will not be stunning, the opposite is true. On the one hand, it creates a barrier capable of resisting the elements, and between the body and its cloth maintains a certain air layer. And that's what the thermal insulation is about. The immobile layer of air is a very good insulator. Even the famous goose feather is such a good insulator, precisely because it is capable of retaining air. On the other hand, these good qualities of the jacket will be greatly reduced if we have a backpack on our backs. Its weight in some places does not allow keeping the air-insulating interlayer.

Overall, the reflective jacket is probably not a mistake. It's very simple in both editing and execution, but you will not miss it. I think it's a great choice for challenging runs in worse conditions or uncertain weather conditions. At the same time, it will delight all who want the minimum weight of their equipment.

A Nike Flash high visibility vest for safety

When you find out what this safety vest is made of, you will certainly be able to exclaim: What?! Well yes, it's really made of goose down! And that's far from being the only gadget that will surprise you. The "Flash" in the title means that you will not just run like a flash, but you will also shine. This is exactly what this vest is going to bring to you this year, if you have been worthy of the whole year, helping the road and not choking anyone.

The vest has on the chest and in the upper two thirds of the back of the classic tunnels filled with thermal insulation material. You know exactly the same with feather jackets. But they are not so busy here. The waistcoat is designed to cool well, but not overheat when it is cold. The manufacturer had to take into account the specifics of active movement at low temperatures. This also corresponds to the processing of individual tunnels. Their departments no longer provide classic sewn seams, but seams welded with state-of-the-art technology. These joints are wider and in the middle of each you will find laser-cut, regularly changing smaller and larger ventilation holes. On the back, the vests pass through the reflective fabric, but on the chest there are two layers that follow on like bricks - where the top layer has an insulating charge, the lower layer has ventilation holes and vice versa. Even though the chest area is ventilated, the wind will not blow your vest.

Upstairs, the vest is ended by a small collar, which may give reason to regret that it does not have a proper roller collar. However, it is also well-calculated - when the runner heats up, the feeling of cold on his neck is gone, and he can enjoy the pleasant touch of a small elastic collar that does not squeeze out anywhere. The vest also has elastic side panels, so you do not have the least fear of limiting your movement during the run. Its rear is elongated, so you will not get back from it even in a very dynamic run.

The vest is fastened with a zipper with two opposite riders, so it can only be unlocked from the bottom when you need to step up in the mountains or hills, for example, and you do not want to clothe your garment. I was just a little surprised at the beginning that I had riders on the other side than I expected (and really it was a men's variant). It's just a habit, so the manufacturer has all the zips in the men's models. Enjoy the water-repellent finish of the overcoat, which will give you a relatively lightweight overcoat in relative dry conditions.

You'll definitely appreciate the pair of zippered pockets. Each of them holds a small secret. One includes a stitched elastic hand strap and a double-sided zip. So the vest is just enough to stuff the cloak into this pocket, turn it on - and you have a light, practical pack of warm clothes on the road. In the second pocket you will find a small internal pocket for the MP3 player or a key from the house.

The upper two-thirds of the front and rear waistline prints a huge number of reflective segments. If something in the dark shines on you, you will surely see it from an international orbital station. It's just a shine like lightning. Different wide lines also make up a very interesting design element, which optically opposes even under ordinary daylight. The same motif is used by Nike for other garments this year's winter collection. A large reflective strip is added at the back of the back.

I wonder in vain what's best about this jacket. Dust Goose Quill? Dazzling Reflector? Can you pack it into a small pocket and put it on your hand? I cannot decide exactly why a person falls in love with this warm girlfriend. But know that you will not want to leave from a run-of-date rendezvous with her. Do not even run away.

Kappa reflective rainwear SK101 Dry Plus

The autumn and its procession of showers are back. The opportunity to present Kappa whole reflective jacket and rain pants SK101 Dry Plus, a product that appeals to nothing less than a waterproof and breathable membrane.

Ally bikers and scooter riders in the winter months, rain combination currently are back deep chests and backpacks. Kappa took the opportunity to launch two new sets to wear over his equipment, including the SK101 Dry Plus, consisting of a jacket and trousers. Unlike most of his colleagues, he does not opt for a coated reflective fabric, but for laminated polyester with a membrane.

If this difference does not seem to change much on paper, in practice, the approval should gain: the membrane in question is indeed announced breathable, which will prevent the combination SK101 Dry Plus to turn into steam during prolonged use. Still, she would stand in the words of Kappa in a water column of two meters, guaranteeing good protection against the elements (wind or rain). Also in this context, the seams are heat sealed, and a Velcro flap covers the zipper of the jacket.

For better comfort, the combination has an inner lining. The Italian brand has even provided two external pockets (do still there to keep your phone ...) and an internal and a reflective stripe on the front.

If the idea of a wide cut unisex is appreciable, the adjustment entrusted only to elastic in no doubt. However there are settings by Velcro ankle for a better connection with boots. For storage, a cover with elastic belts (so-coat) is provided.

The reflective dress on the fashion show

The time of a pause, the discreet Anne Valerie Hash wear reflective dress and unveils. The City of Lace and fashion in Calais unfolds the first 13 years of creation of one of the few French women to have parade in haute couture.

The exhibition declines the process of creation and manufacture of a seamstress who does not approach the sewing work by the pencil but by the chisel and the needle. "" Delray "is a neologism that refers to the vocabulary of sewing, the" dice ", here, no traces of pencils, sketches or sketches, but traces of" chalk "tailors," describes Sylvie Marot, Curator of the exhibition. And scroll the canvases, buildings and other patterns, so many "drafts of clothes". The clothes are uncovered without glass, without filter.

On the cartels is detailed the number of pieces that was used to constitute the garment. In each showcase, a text chalked in chalk, reflective clothes, and photographs specially made for the occasion by Fabric Larches, a close collaborator of Anne Valerie Hash.

From the first piece, a dress made from men's trousers, to the last one, a lace and reflective fabric tailoring suit, the exhibition develops a thematic course organized around the lexicon of sewing where it is question of "" Debase, "" disintegrate, "or even" unfold.” Since her first collection in 2001 called "Filename", Anne Valerie Hash defends her style and defines her identity: a male locker room totally disfigured to develop a women's locker room. The seamstress decays, decodes and sews. "Its luxury is to take the time to undo and do," says the commissioner. And the visitor discovers by how little trousers can become a jacket, the art of disproportions, and the dissymmetry: "Some pieces have parading carried in several senses", decrypts Anne Valerie Hash. "I love workshop work and accidents," she says.

Reflective fabric is used for dome cinema

The lightest domed cinema makes it possible to immerse yourself in the world of the oceans.

In order to dive into the sea, visitors who wear safety vest first have to look up: the ceiling is arched, from there up sparse daylight penetrates down into the deep sea, which surrounds the visitors. Fish and jellyfish streak past, and suddenly one is in the middle of the experience ocean. The fact that you can keep dry during the exciting dive is due to the modern technology: the ground is a 360-degree film projection, with a planetary dome on all sides.

The Koppel Kino belongs to the Helmholtz Center, Center for material and Coastal Research. It is inflatable like a bouncy castle and thus extremely easy for a cinema. Only 100 square meters of free space is required to build it, one day working time and one hydrant, because the dome does not blow away, it is held on the ground with a water ballast of eight tons. A reflective fabric for the projection is sucked in on the inside - and the temporary round-the-screen cinema, which can hold up to 35 spectators, is finished.

The airy design is mostly on the road to give viewers the opportunity to gain insight into the work of scientists all over Germany. Currently, a film about the so-called small marine vertebrates is running in the Koppel zest. Until recently they were unknown; In the meantime, researchers have found that they have a significant influence on fish stocks, the transport of energy in the oceans, the great turbulence in the world's oceans and the climate. However, other films are also conceivable for the inflatable dome cinema: people like to stay in the cinema are to be able to look virtually into reflective materials and enter molecules.

Stroke: the technical reflective clothing

Not only shoes, but also t-shirts, pants, bra and stockings is important. Because even the reflective clothing is that you wear while running can help you improve performance. Or move you to give up.

L' clothing to wear during the race is critical: the use of inadequate leaders may negatively impact performance. A non-breathable mesh, for example, may result in excessive sweating, while not appropriate socks might be responsible for annoying blisters that will lead them to abandon the training sooner than you planned.

I've always preferred tanks and t-shirt read, not too tight and soft, which the skin to breathe and cool the overheated body from the race. In case of rain do not be discouraged: a technical jacket made with reflective fabric will protect you from the water, but at the same time leave the sweat evaporates keeping the body dry. Avoid waterproof garments that retain moisture, cool the body and, in contrast to what many may think, do not help at all to burn more fat!

As for the pants are preferred those tight, is which in addition to absorb the sweat keeping your muscles warm. In the market there are different lengths, above or below the knee or ankle and with support bands. Almost all models are equipped with micro-pockets with zip useful heat sealed to contain keys and even devices to listen to music while exercising. Those who prefer can also wear classic high-cut model, perfect in summer.

Do not underestimate the importance of a proper bra to protect and sustain during the race. In many cases there are top with incorporator bra. Even socks or other reflective material product have a fundamental role to prevent the occurrence of troublesome (and painful) blisters. During training forget the classic cotton sock and prefer technical socks, thin instep and thicker on the plant.

Hot news for the winter cyclist

To continue their cycling or bike commuting in the winter months requires discipline and workout clothes with reflective tape. Here is the news from the Craft Sportswear; workout clothes for cyclists who are not slopes for winter weather.

Among the news Craft Sportswear presents for the winter are collections Movement Rain, Siberian and Escape. There are three collections that are developed and designed for joggers and bike commuters who want to have a good protection against wind and rain in the winter.

The ranges of accessories are reflective fabric gloves, helmet and protective booties.

Move rain jacket. Lightweight jacket is that resists wind and rain with reflective print for better visibility. Move thermal jersey. Soft and warm cycling jersey pocket are in full length and pockets on the back. A warm jacket with a napped inside that protects well against rain and wind. The jacket is the perfect outer layer when winter days are cold. Escape the rain jacket. Very light wind and waterproof cycling jacket with taped seams and openings in the sides. Its made of thin, elastic material and fits easily in bike jersey back pocket. Reflecting details is that provide good visibility in the dark.

Siberian glove

Wind and water resistant glove with fleece lining for cycling in cold conditions. Ergonomically shaped for optimal is fit. Silicone palm provides optimum grip. Cuffs with Velcro closure and reflective material for extra visibility

Colors: Flamingo and black.

Rain helmet cover

Wind and waterproof protection to put on the helmet to protect against wind and rain and that makes you more visible in traffic.

Be like lightning with a running reflective vest

To find out what this safety vest is made, surely he can accomplish on the exclamation: What?! Well yes, it is indeed a goose feather! And that's not the only gadgets that you find this piece for connoisseurs surprise. "Flash" in the name implies that you run not only as a flash, but will also shine so. Exactly this waistcoat will this year bring Jesus if you were nice the whole year, you're helping travelers and exalted above anybody.

The vest has on the chest and the upper two-thirds of the back classic tunnels filled with insulating material. Here, however, they are not so packed. Filling vest is designed that when a cold paddocks plays well, but at the same time not overheat. The manufacturer had to take into account the specificities of active movement at low temperatures. This corresponds with the processing of individual tunnels. Their departments do not have the classic stitched seams, but the seams welded latest technologies. These connections are wider in the middle, each with a laser-cut, regularly alternating smaller and larger ventilation openings. On the back permeate right through the reflective fabric vests, chest, however, in two layers, which follow one another like bricks - where it has a top layer of insulating material has a lower layer ventilation holes and vice versa. Although that ventilates the chest area, while you keep the wind does wind.

Above is topped with small collar vest, which may at first sight give reason to regret that he had no proper turtleneck collar. However, it is well recalculated - when the runner is hot, cold feeling will pass on his neck, and he can enjoy a pleasant touch of a small elastic collar, which avoids stiffness longer covered. Vista also has an elastic side panels so you do not have the slightest fear that when you run limit movement. Her back is extended, leaving you out of it even in a highly dynamic running back.

Vista is switched zip with two counter-rotating drivers, so you can unbutton from the bottom and only when, for example, in the mountains or hills you need to extend the step and you do not want your clothes summarized. I'm just the beginning always a little surprised that I'm the rider on the other side than I would have expected (and indeed it was the men's variant). But it's just a habit, so the manufacturer has fitted all zips for men's models. Please superstructure, which gives you a relative drought and spend some have lighter.

You will definitely appreciate a pair of zippered pockets. Each conceals little secret. One contains a sewn-in elastic armband and has sided zipper. So vest Wooden HOUSE enough to cram into this pocket, turn it on - and you have a lightweight, practical package of warm clothing for the journey. The second pocket can be found even small internal pocket for an MP3 player or perhaps a key to the house.

The upper two thirds vest front and back is printed huge amounts of reflective segments. If you something shining in the darkness, you will definitely see even from the international space station. It's just glitter like lightning. Having a different point also forms a very interesting design element that even under normal daylight interesting opalescent. The same theme uses Nike and other apparel for this year's winter collection. At the rear of the back is a large additional reflective stripe.

TIP: The vest is machine washable. Once you do so, put her (in addition to the appropriate device) is also a tennis ball. Feathers remain fluffy and will not stick to each other so much.

In vain I wonder what the best reflective vest is this really. Goose quill? I cannot decide on what the exact reason why a person in this warm girlfriend falls. But know that the cross-country with her you do not want to leave. Nor run away.

The high visibility bicycle panniers of the brand Ortles

"Make you visible" is one of the recommendations made by the Association Prevention Router for all cyclists. The ORTLIEB brand has found the light solution for waterproof bags: the new High Visibility collection.

The preventive cyclist often wears clear clothing and retro-reflective material. The Ortles brand extended its signaling to the bicycle saddlebags. Indeed, the latter are designed from a yellow fluorescence and black material, but also reflective strips on each side of the saddlebags in order to be well seen by other users. Moreover, the fabric that composes them is completely crossed by an extremely luminous reflective thread. Day and night, the cyclist can be spotted on 360 . Another major advantage of this collection is that the bags are 100% waterproof thanks to the waterproof thermoplastic coatings inside the bags.

The pair of Front-Roller bags is positioned on a front rack, while the pair of Back-Roller bags is installed on a rear rack. These bags with reflective tape have several characteristics such as:

Significant visibility over several kilometers

Extremely high degree of sealing

A Quick-Lock 2.1 rack fastening system that simplifies the installation and un-installation of the panniers while optimizing their stability

Adaptability on any luggage rack up to 16 mm in diameter

An adjustable strap for carrying bags

A winding closure system

A volume of 50 liters for the pair of Front-Roller bags

A volume of 80 liters for the pair of Back-Roller bags

The Ultimate6 M is the reference for the handle bag. In the High Visibility collection, it brings even more visibility for cyclists. Its characteristics are as follows:

Extremely reflective fabric

A very high seal

Click-Fix bracket is really solid and practical for its installation and un-installation

Compatibility with conical handlebars up to a diameter of 31.8 mm

A removable strap for carrying the bag

A magnetic closure system with lockable lid

A volume of 7 liters can hold a load of 3 kilos.

Wear reflective clothing play table tennis in the dark

This second edition of Dark Ping Tour begins with La Retz on 25 November! Sports and playful start and player will wear reflective material clothing.

The Table Tennis departmental committee chose 44 Table Tennis Club La Bernerie to inaugurate the second edition of the Dark Ping Tour (or table tennis in the dark) Friday, November 25. The Bernerien Club is the first club selected for a tour of twelve dates in the Loire Valley.

For participants, it is to play in the dark, wearing reflective clothing specific, and the stripes on the tables and nets, adequate light.

Accessible to all, licensed or not, registrations are to home. The departmental committee provides eight tables and ensures the organization of this special sporting event.

Practical information:

Open to the public spectator, competition will be held Friday, November 25, 2016, at 20 pm at the sports hall of La Bernerie. A bar and a small restaurant stand will be available for the activity and players in reflective fabric clothing.

How to choose the reflective material school bag for September

The weight of the backpack is not the sole responsibility of poor posture and injuries. By checking a few essential details like reflective tape you provide good security for your child.

The start of school approaching and it is time to renew the school supplies for children. The satchel is one of the key elements among the purchases of that period. Since it is supposed to last a few years, it is essential to choose a product for children, easy to use and secure to protect his back. Here are some tips on this:

A backpack distributes the weight balanced on the shoulders and back unlike a shoulder bag. Explain to your child why it is important that the door on both shoulders. Padded shoulder straps and lap belt even better distribute the weight across the back and hips. Portions reflective fabriccan improve the safety of the child if he has to walk on the side of the road in the early morning or evening. Finally, check that the seams are of good quality and that the zippers are protected with a cloth so that water seeps inside.

The weight

Once completed, the bag must not exceed 10% of the weight of the child, said the site of the Ministry of Education, so be sure to choose a strong but lightweight product. Leather, for example, is very heavy. Check that the back part is well padded: children sometimes throw all their stuff in the bag and can hurt themselves when they schoolbag on his back. Ideally, the heaviest books should be placed in the central part.

How to wear

The binder should not go lower than the curve of the back, or not lower than 10 cm below the waist. To identify, count between 2.5 and 5 cm between the attachment point straps and upper shoulders. A reflective material bag worn too low can lead to poor posture and cause back problems.

New design with reflective tape

Arancha has spent years painting with reflective tape and "inside" of a shoebox. The last chapter is ”Appliqu Painting" sculptures that arise from the result of experimenting with the remains of materials.

"Appliqu painting" is a work that started working in 2012 and is still in process of development. This is a piece whose origin or source of inspiration is in the House of Pilate in Seville, a palace that fuses the Renaissance, Gothic-Moorish art and romantic revision of both, and I visit whenever I travel to that city, by the tranquility and serenity that he breathes, his garden and, especially, by the magnificent collection of exotic tiles that cover the walls of their rooms. But after this revelation on such an important source, it is necessary to add that in no way intend to make a faithful reproduction of, its forms and geometry, or use the same technique with ceramic what have been made. What interests me is to build and interpret a contemporary vision of the whole, of the sensations produced in me as a spectator, and all plastic and move it to a coherent language with my own career.

Paneling adhesive

In this sense, the title itself, "Appliqu painting" refers to the technique used. It is small cuts self - adhesive vinyl as a 'stickers' or stickers to matte, shiny or reflective material colors stuck on a surface of PVC of 10 x 10 cm. With these small elements, units or modules, which obviously have a parallel with the fragmentation own tiling, I make different compositions by panels adapted as required to the exhibition space, or what is the same, the architectural space.

My personal experience has taught me that the works, or lines of work, often arise from casual and unexpectedly. In this case, due to personal circumstances, in 2012 I found the paradox that had no physical possibility of going to study , so I had to adapt to a new way to organize my work and my own creative space in a format, say, walking. To do this, inside a shoebox I got the basic material consisting of strips of adhesive vinyl of different colors and sizes, scissors and finally, PVC pieces of 10 x 10 cm. It is best that overcome that situation and since, said housing has become my mobile studio and store. Currently working both within my study in other works as well as almost anywhere, just taking my little shoebox and reflective fabric, allowing me to continue "Appliqu painting" which is now made up of 3,000 pieces of 10 x 10 cm.

A continuous becoming delocalized

The creative process of this work falls thus become delocalized in a continuum, where are contingently linked with other ideas. Therefore, many of these modular units, which already are small miniature paintings, has me interested them out of the context in which they were conceived , taking them to another level, giving another meaning and adapting them to other technical solutions. Hence the series "Small landscapes" pieces of 30 x 30 x 6 cm, bearing the subtitle "Models for parts impossible" emerged. It is, in this case, of small notes which emerges a work and that, in turn, it may also be the germ of another future work.

I try not to throw anything. In this respect, the shoebox has also become a perfect storage container for small waste generated my own work. Any cuts of material, trivial as it may seem, may be the trigger to make way for a first idea that will serve to address a new work. Now I'm at a point where I feel like experimenting with volume, make sculptures, objects exempt from the wall. Small amorphous shapes that have achieved with excess material that maybe I should have thrown are, in this case, the starting point of pieces that are still only being created. In a few months we will see if they reach a port...

Researchers develop an air-based optical fiber

US researchers have developed an "air waveguide" a kind of immaterial fiber composed of air, thereby improving the strength of an optical signal.
This is the ambitious project that just presented the team Melcher Howard, professor of physics and electrical and computer engineering from the University of Maryland, in an article published by the journal Optical.
But even concentrated light produced tends to lose intensity with distance and diffract in the air. Unlike the optical reflective fabric, by reflection phenomenon of the light signal on the walls of the plastic support, guide the laser from one end to the other of the connection without (almost) loss.
An infinite number of milliseconds

It is this ability to guide that wishes to reproduce the researchers but by exploiting the air as physical media. Howard Melcher has developed an "air waveguide" by playing on the difference in density of the gas. He built a "wall" low density of air around an air core with higher density. The wall then acts reflective walls of the optical fiber allowing the heart to guide the signal light to its target (see diagram).
The wall is generated from a laser powerful enough to create an air particles collapse into a narrow beam, called a filament, the time of a spark. The "channel" produced by the spark (or filament) certainly a few milliseconds but long enough to receive the laser pulse. "Milliseconds are endless," says Howard Melcher in a statement.
1.5 times the strength of a signal without air guide

This air waveguide strengthens 1.5 times the signal strength relative to a program that is free. Which seems low but can make the difference over long distances? For now, the researchers were able to generate an effective signal of 1 meter and are now working on distances greater than 50 meters.
If the research is conclusive show, applications would be in electronic communications (where the optical fibers with reflective tape cannot be deployed) but also to analyze the atmospheric composition in hard to reach places (such as nuclear reactors) in the topographic achieving high resolution terrain but also a new generation of laser weapons. NASA, which is experimenting with laser communications between the ISS and Earth, could be interested in the project loan.

Members the French Federation of Angry Bikers

They threaten to block Carcassonne and Narbonne on 13 February.
"We are forced to cancel prevention day we had scheduled February 13 in Ornaisons" is he unworthy. "Why? Because different authorities, policy makers, officials, as they say, do not we have never answered for operation during which we wanted through various workshops educate young bikers trajectories and realize an educational rally on the Crosiers roads " he says. Jean-Louis Errand is even more outraged that different people Road Safety, police, gendarmes, "Mr. Moto", but also firefighters, they interact on the ground, agreed to participate in the demonstration on February 13.
"No more demonstrations bisounours"
"we cannot make a day of prevention, well it is a day of demonstrations they will have the same date. We will block if necessary Narbonne and Carcassonne, that is the end of bisounours events, "says the spokesman of FFMC11. But the cancellation of this operation is not the only object of his anger: "The technical control project for motorcycles, the fluorescent jacket made with reflective fabric under the seat, wearing gloves mandatory .... Prime Minister envisages total twenty-two measures! Now when it comes to road safety is to touch the wallet biker, this is not the road but the renter Prevention ... there is only repression," s unworthy spokesman bikers angry, determined to mobilize its troops. On Saturday, February 13, undoubtedly the decibels will resonate in the streets of Carcassonne and Narbonne to illustrate the raps-le-boll bikers in safety vest.

Firefighters coverall made of reflective fabric

l Three years ago, the county Department of fire and rescue (SDIS 64) launched a study on the protective suit against the fire of his firefighters with reflective fabric. After two years of testing in different centers fire and rescue (CIS) department, the first held, responding to regulatory changes, improving personal safety of firefighters and providing better comfort use were delivered in July.
Tuesday, October 7 is from the rescue center Mourned / Arty, captained by Joel Prod man, Lieutenant Colonel Ararat, head of group general means, came to the presentation of these outfits front number local councilors and the deputy chairman of the SDIS 64, Michel LaTourette.
"We were asked that our expectations for protection, comfort and efficiency comments Humid Raga firefighter in Mourned rescue center, with some of his colleagues, had worn the new uniform for this presentation.
Exit dark blue, red square, decorated with reflective tape, "much more visible in all circumstances", after the Colonel. Second change, this new outfit is composed of a shorter jacket and pants amount, allowing a better ease in the squatting position. It is lighter and sorting complex layer allows evacuation of water, so heat.
Many small practical details, passersby for inches that prevent the handle back, reinforcements at the back and shoulders for comfort when the firefighter carries the breathing apparatus, a front pocket to the dimensions of the new radio stations portable, two large pockets on the legs to put the material, two rings on the safety jacket to hang the gloves and harness passes for fall protection kit.
The interview was also thought. The quality of the fabric, seams and reinforcements gives an average life of tracksuits about 8 years, against 6 for the old. The washing protocol no longer requires re-treatment product and 25 washes are guaranteed. "Its d is therefore a long-term investment. This outfit meets our regulatory and practical issues, while coming within a controlled budget, "said the colonel Ararat.

Testing Catelli Tempest rain leggings

Catelli recently introduced a new range of products called Tempest. Clothes and reflective accessories are suitable for the most extreme conditions such as cold, rain and also the night.

I tested the Tempesta leggings during very wet and cold leads in the months of November and December.

Where many brands offer products rather inconspicuous rain, Catelli attempts to combine the two.

Let's see if these leggings, costing more than € 80, are of interest.
These pads are in the form of traditional leggings, except the material, particularly at the bottom, which is largely different. If you ride in the rain without mudguards, you will quickly found that the projections of the front wheel were quick to wet the bottom of your legs. And capillary phenomenon, then what are your socks, despite your rain shoe covers, which are then wet.

This is why Catelli offers this Tempest. For the top, there is a fairly common fabric with the Nio Flex technology to provide excellent water repellency.

The lower legs Reflex fabric is waterproof raincoat for better protection and greater visibility.

Zip ankle is present and welcome, as this Reflex material is more rigid than a traditional textile and above all, not at all elastic.

As you can see below, the Tempest offers a highly reflective fabric. We are not only in the presence of a light reflective tape, while the lower leg ensures safety in low light.
'Asked one to test size M, size I use most often. A reception, impossible to mount the leg above the knee as it is narrow. I swapped for a size L. I feel better, but even there; it's pretty tight at the top of the thigh. I hope that the spring will relax a little.

Do not hesitate to take one size above your usual size.
The implementation of these leggings is done quite easily, by cons, you feel the difference immediately in texture between the top and bottom.

On the top, a soft textile and therefore rather "hot" while the bottom is much cooler. The holding strips Gyro 3 on the upper leg hang perfectly and are very comfortable.

During rainy outings, we appreciate the protection offered by Tempest leggings. While the fabric on the lower leg is more "cool" than traditional fabrics, the protective effect of moisture and windproof that it is not cold, not even temperatures close to 0 C.

Although tested in all possible puddles of water to penetrate the fabric waterproof Reflex has perfectly fulfilled its role, and I'm never got around. Only the sensation on the lower leg is a little less pleasant than traditional leggings. But more likely it is slightly down in comfort and stays dry.

These leggings are data for use between 0 and 20 C, but above 15/16 , SLR waterproof fabric with reflective tape will tend to sweat a little more on the calves. But protection against splash water is total, as the safe side with this great reflective area.

Reflective protective clothing for fire fighter

Functional protective clothing for firefighters in action (survival) is important. That's why the fire department Aachen has invested in new personal protective equipment (PPE). They comply with the latest standards and offer the colleagues of professional and volunteer firefighters without safety vest in dangerous situations additional seconds safety.

Around 800 firefighters are regularly in the Imperial City in use, they rely almost 252,500 inhabitants. "Whenever our colleagues go for others at risk, we must be sure that they are well protected", says Use Weir, head of application engineering at the fire brigade Aachen. Two years ago, it was therefore decided to buy new clothes and to provide the emergency services maximum safety to the highest standards.

Prior to the purchase, however, was initially a complex selection and testing procedures: For one year various jackets and trousers of different manufacturers were collected and analyzed. Finally, four models were taken shortlisted and tested at an additional two-day test paces. "During this endurance test, we wanted to know exactly - from the wearer trial in gas-fired fire containers until the temperature measurement under the clothes," says White.

The result was clear: Protective clothing company Isotope with outer fabric made of DuPont ™ Nomex Tough best cut off. Nome is an inherently flame-resistant meta-agamid fiber with a particular property. When the fiber is exposed to extreme heat, it absorbs heat energy, whereby the fiber quilt and compresses the outer reflective fabric. This offers the wearer additional protection against fire and sincerer him precious seconds during the retreat from the danger zone. At the same fabric is made of Nomex fibers particularly soft and light. The high air permeability allows the derivation of the body heat from the suit and thus the reduction of heat stress.

The clothing is also distinguished by different applications, which has been specially designed with and for the fire brigade Aachen Friedrich Vorndamme, Managing Director of Heinrich Vorndamme OHG-ISOTEMP - this includes, for example, an integrated restraint system for fall protection in the use of jacket and the special material structure "DEFENDER-PTFE" with a high air inclusion - because air is the best and lightest insulator.

The high quality of the clothing is characterized by a label inside the clothing that distinguishes the manufacturer Isotope as a partner of the Nomex Partner Program. These partners have privileged access to DuPont fiber and fabric innovation, its technical knowledge and to the company's own testing facilities as the Thermo-Man or Arc-Man. This allows a precise monitoring of the quality and performance of the finished protective clothing.

Another change is immediately recognizable at first glance: The formerly dark blue jackets and pants are now golden. "This has inter alia the advantage that we are Thanks to the bright color and the special reflective tapes in the dark now even more visible."

The fact that the clothes proven in daily practice show the reactions of colleagues in Aachen, as White says: "Since delivery in August, we have been denied so many applications. The feedback from our Firefighters is very positive. "


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