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Reflective Clothing

FOR YOUR SAFETY IN THE DARK
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Reflective Clothing

FOR YOUR SAFETY IN THE DARK

 

A white front and red rear reflector are among cycling safety equipment. You can also often see reflectors and reflective details on schoolbags. When a retroreflective surface is illuminated by the headlights of a car, the reflected light is directed towards the car and its driver, which increase the visibility of unprotected road users, and thus also their safety.   

In many countries it is also mandatory for pedestrians to wear a reflective element in poor visibility when moving outside the village
along the side of the road or at the edge of the roadway in a place not lit by public lighting.

Read our article to find out how reflective elements increase your safety, how to choose the right reflective clothing and how it differs from warning clothing.  

Let the drivers see you in time

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Let the drivers see you in time

 

Police statistics show that fatal pedestrian accidents occur most often at night. On an unlit road, the driver does not see pedestrians, does not manage to react in time, and misfortune is imminent. If the pedestrian has no reflective element, the driver will not see them until the distance between them is 50 meters. At a speed of 60 km/h, he has only three seconds to brake or avoid the pedestrian. A simple reflective strip triples this distance – a pedestrian can be seen from 147 meters away and the driver has nine seconds to react. Visibility increases along with the size of the reflective surface, so you can see up to 289 meters in a safety vest and the driver's reaction time increases to 18 seconds.

HI-VIS or reflective clothing?

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HI-VIS or reflective clothing?

 

The terms reflective and warning clothing are often confusing. Simply put, all warning clothing is reflective, but not all  reflective garments serve as warning clothing. Warning (Hi-Vis) clothes are necessary equipment, for example, for road workers, construction workers, rescue workers, garbage collectors or air personnel moving on the airport area, in short for everyone who works in an environment where it is important to be seen. EN ISO 20471 determines the form of the warning clothing: the permitted colors are fluorescent yellow and orange, which seemingly glow during the day and at dusk. In addition, they are complemented by reflective strips that increase visibility in the dark. According to the total size of the reflective surface, clothing is further divided into classes 1-3, with class 3 providing the highest level of protection.

In addition, there are garments, footwear and accessories that do not meet EN ISO 20471, either because of the basic color or the size of the reflective surface, but are equipped with reflective elements: trousers and jackets with reflective stripes, hats stitched with reflective fiber or even shoes with reflective details light.

Such clothing and accessories are a great choice for anyone who is not required by law to wear high-visibility clothing, but wants to increase their safety in the dark and dusk during work and leisure, whether they move outdoors or in dimly lit indoor spaces. Check what CERVA has to offer to you.

Clothes for indoor work

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Clothes for indoor work

 

Reflective elements may come in handy also in warehouses or industry halls. That's why we have the MAX NEO REFLEX collection for you: work pants with and without bibs and a work jacket. The trousers have reflective stripes on the bottom of the legs, the jacket on the sleeves and back. The garments are available in two colors, blue and green, and are lightweight and breathable. However, you can also have the winter insulated bib pants in three colors: green, blue and black with red details.

The reflective clothing from the CIUDADES collection stands out for its light weight and breathability: the HUELVA waist work pants, the BADAJOZ bib pants and the GETACHE jacket. They are available in blue or gray. The trousers have reflective stripes on the bottom of the legs, the jacket on the sleeves below the elbows, around the waist and over the shoulders.

Outdoor clothing

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Outdoor clothing

 

In worse light conditions outside, the MAX VIVO REFLEX collection will make you shine. The collection consists of a jacket, waist work pants and bib pants. The basic color of the clothes is black completed with fluorescent yellow, reflective piping and stripes: the pants have them on the bottom of the legs and the jacket on the bottom of the sleeves and around the waist. You can insert knee pads into the knee area of the pants for more comfortable work while kneeling. The jacket has detachable sleeves, so you can easily turn it into a vest when it is hot.

Accessories and headgear

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Accessories and headgear

 

Accessories for work and leisure

Our offer includes a reflective tape that you can easily place on your sleeve, handbag or backpack. It meets the EN 13356 standard for visibility accessories for non-professional use. The REFROX elastic reflective cross belt complies with the same standard. It has an adjustable length over the shoulders and around the waist, so it fits every body shape and can easily be worn over a jacket. The ENIF socks with a reflective label on the back of the ankle can also increase your safety.

 

Reflective headgear

With inwoven reflective, winter knitted caps WRAXALL and CLEEVE REFLEX will ensure that you are warm and visible. They are available in warning shades of yellow and orange or in black. The perfect choice for hot days is the HARTEBEEST bump cap with reflective tapes on the shield and the lower circumference. The cap is available in orange or yellow. Do you need to protect your head with a helmet? Ventilated PALLADIO helmets, which can be complemented with reflective stickers, ensure comfort and safety.

Safety begins from the feet

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Safety begins from the feet

 

Even a small reflective element on the shoes means better visibility in poor light conditions. Therefore, in our product range of work footwear, you can choose models that protect your feet from various mechanical risks and at the same time also have reflective details. These are, for example, sporty-looking VINDWOOK low shoes with a toe cap and a puncture-resistant composite insole. The TORNAFORT ankle boots have the same design and features. MIRRADA safety sandals are a model designed for warm days. The LAMBDA NEOS safety boots from the Italian manufacturer PANDA with a toe cap and non-slip sole have a reflective element on the instep. From the same manufacturer, we also offer ESAGAMMA ankle boots with a reflective element in the ankle area, a non-metallic toe cap and an aramid anti-puncture insole. A great choice for cold days is the CERBIATTO insulated waterproof ankle boot with a non-metallic toe cap, puncture-resistant insole and non-slip sole and several reflective elements.

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