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Sugoi's bright idea.

It's dusk, overcast, and lightly drizzling. You want to get in a spin after work to clear your head and loosen up your legs. We all make this decision, and we all occasionally make the mistake of going out without proper reflective gear, putting ourselves in unnecessary danger in low-light conditions. With the advent of Sugoi's spectacularly redesigned Zap Bike Jacket, we no longer have an excuse.

This new jacket premiers what Sugoi is calling, alternately, Pixel or Zap Woven fabric. This fabric incorporates micro-glass beads into the actual material. Before Sugoi's Pixel, our only recourse in low-light situations has been a few strips of reflective material that, hopefully, catch headlights or street lamps at the right time. Even previous iterations of the Zap Bike Jacket were only given reflective highlights. But with Pixel, the entire jacket is reflective, from collar to cuff, shoulder to hem.

The Zap Bike Jacket also provides a high degree of less-revolutionary but equally appreciated water resistance thanks to its polyurethane component, and its exaggerated sleeves and rear hem keep your wrists dry and protect your back and saddle from the rooster tail of water that'll be pinwheeling off your rear tire in the rain. (Your riding buddies remain unprotected — but, if they don't like it, remind them that they can always take a pull or get off your wheel.) The full-length front zip is waterproof and the seams are taped to make sure there are no leaks. The rear pocket also zips shut to protect your personal effects.

The Sugoi Zap Bike Jacket - Men's is available in five sizes ranging from Small to XX-Large in the colors Black, Matador, and Super Nova.

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5 5

Be Seen From Space (not Really....)!!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Its finally here!!! Zap Bike Jacket looks normal in day light, but becomes CRAZY REFLECTIVE at night when hit by low light. Fully waterproof, drop tail, back pocket, this thing is the bees knees and you can't beat the price for all of that functionality. Mesh liner is an added plus so you never feel any friction from the jacket itself, this is SWEET!!!

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Jeff- It is nice that the manufacturer adds some comments to their products but I find it irksome that you include a 5-star rating. You could use Q&A or video entry instead.