Visibility for runner – Shine Hat from Pearl Izumi

Shine_hat.jpgPearl Izumi, covered on talk2myShirt earlier with the Vertex MP3 Short keeps innovating and exploring possibilities how embedded technologies into apparel can add value (and safety) to sports gear.

The Shine Hat represents a great innovation for commuters and those who prefer to ride or run in twilight/darkness.

The lighting system provides enhanced visibility with either a blinking or constant on light symbol which acts as a reflective element when switched off.

The integrated light system runs off a CR2032 watch battery located in the top of the hat which provides power for 100 hours of constant light on and double of that in blinking mode. A soft on/off switch for the light is integrated into the hat as well. The battery and light module is removable for washing.

The Microsensor Thermal fabric is warm, soft and breathable and will quickly wick moisture away from your head keeping you warm and dry. The 18% spandex content gives the Shine Hat excellent stretch to fit any size head.

For $14.99, the Shine Hat is an affordable visibility enhancing gear for runners or cyclists helping to avoid close encounters with cars during nightly runs.

A simple but bright idea in every sense.

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