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Extend your ride time.
All of the crisp air and rich foliage of fall makes for a welcome change to your weekend rides, but your opportunities to sneak a few miles in after work in the evenings grow more difficult to come by every day. Extending your rides a half hour longer can be as easy as buying the right light. If making yourself safer during dusk canyon descents and along tree-lined rural roads is your most important goal, we’d recommend taking a look at the Fabric USB Front Light.
Fabric’s a relative newcomer to the light scene, but the UK-based accessories company with a penchant for modern minimalism has seriously impressed us with its clean, functional designs. Fabric uses powerful Chip On Board technology to cast up to 30 lumens onto the road in front of you, alerting motorists to your presence in the shadowy hours just before and just after sunset.
The clear, strong beam can be set to high, medium, flash, or strobe modes, and the light mounts easily to your handlebars for a fuss-free setup. The batteries last anywhere between 3.5 and 10 hours and recharge quickly and easily with the included USB charging cord.
- A compact light to keep you seen by motorists at dusk
- Multiple modes keep you highly visible on the roads
- Sleek and modern define Fabric’s accessibly priced accessories
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
While I like the form-factor of the light, it is pretty flimsy. The threaded cap has cracked under normal daily use, in only a couple of months. Also, the battery-life is quite short. Also of note, this light is not waterproof. It will keep the rain out if it's sprinkling, but in a downpour: it leaks. For this price, I would certainly look at other options.