Testing the U-Road Sport Uglow retro-reflective/luminous vest
The brand Uglow specialized in the design of safety products equipped with luminous devices. Browsing their website, you can find vests, armbands, water-bottle holders, backpacks...
The U-Road Sport vest has large retro-reflective strips that go from the shoulders down to the waist, at the front and at the back. They hold the active ligh-emitting system that makes the originality of the product. A retro-reflective strip also goes around the waist, but without lighting. Contrary to the black vest of the brand equipped with the same system, the U-Road Sport is flexible and is shock resistant.
The light switch is on the battery box, which is a little less handy than on the black Uglow, but it remains reachable.
The lighting system has 4 positions:
- Continuous light
- Slow flashing light
- Fast flashing light
The manufacturer indicates an effective range of 600 m in continuous and flashing modes. It is confirmed with use if you find yourself in total darkness. The interest of that product lies in the combination of yellow vest + active lighting. The long-range lights make you visible from further and safety is optimized compared to a simple retro-reflective vest.
Uglow mentions on its website that an additional USB rechargeable lithium battery can be purchased.
The U-Road Sport retro-reflective/luminous vest by Uglow will prove to be useful for street skate staff skaters, but also during solo outings in the dark. You will have difficulty to find a more efficient device, both for short and long range.
Strong points and points to be improved
- No remote light switch like the black Uglow
Model: U-Road Sport
Type: Light-emitting system with 4 modes
Estimated lifespan: 6000 hours at 800 hz
Use range: -20°C to +80°C
Battery: 2 AA Ni/Mh 2700 mAh batteries
Available sizes: S to XXL (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
- 9 hours in continuous light mode
- 13 hours in slow flashing mode
- 11 hours in fast flashing mode
Option: USB rechargeable lithium battery
Translation: Chloe Seyres
Photos : Alfathor, Ligne Droite and UGlow