Silva – Visibility Vest and Jacket

Both Silva’s visibility jacket and its visibility vest do a great job of making you more easily seen. Both tops are richly dyed and given a generous amount of luminous strips. The jacket boasts 3m of high-vis tape across the chest, back and along the sleeves. The vest has slightly less tape given that it lacks arms, but does comes in three colours – green, white and yellow, with the top I tested being the latter.

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Silva – Sprint Plus headtorch

In number terms, it kicks out 1030 Lumen, which is enough to stop most ‘my torch is bigger than your torch’ conversations, but what it does with those Lumen is more impressive. A central extremely intense LED throws out a spot of light bright enough to run, cycle or pinpoint your lost keys with at 30 metres away. Four smaller LEDs then add a wide angle of light so that you get an excellent sense of depth. You don’t need to move your head around in order to see things off to the sides of the trail.

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