Having launched via two successful crowdfunding campaigns in 2015, LUMO are going back to Kickstarter with three new products this autumn season starting at under £100: The Clissold Bomber Jacket, Brixton Messenger Bag, and the Holloway Gilet. These London-inspired designs all feature the signature LUMO LED lighting system visible to traffic from up to 400 metres away, yet completely hidden until it is switched on. With an understated British style, the range is designed to look as good in a bar as it does on a bike.
We were lucky enough to get a sample of their Clissold Bomber Jacket to try out before the launch of their new campaign and can easily say it's one of the most well designed city cycling jackets that we've tried.
Inspired by the military issue MA-1 flight jacket, the Clissold has been adapted for life on the bike and is the perfect crossover from cycling specific clothing to stylish outerwear. The lightweight Schoeller® 3XDRY® cotton fabric is both water resistant and breathable, with waterproof LED lights on the front and back visible to traffic 400 metres away.
“For our autumn 2016 collection we have had the benefit of feedback from the hundreds of backers from all over the world that supported our launch campaign. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and one thing that we have been consistently asked for is to make some of our range more affordable. So, having scoured the world to source the best value fabrics and manufacturers, we believe we have found the perfect mix of style, visibility and comfort all for under £100.” Lucy Bairner, Co-Founder.