- Truly 360 degrees of reflective fabric with glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls
- Very warm winter jacket for eBike or non-eBike commuters
- The fabric keeps the elements out; water-resistant, windproof, insulated
- Repreve fabric made from recycled water bottles
- A relaxed fit allows for layering
- The thermal stretch fabric prevents the jacket from being restrictive
- Loads of storage with pockets inside and out; mesh inner doubles as ventilation
- Two-way zippers for comfort and to control body temperature
Price: $224.00 (on sale)
Color: Reflective (other versions of this jacket with less reflective surfaces and available in yellow or black)
Sizes: 2-16 (women’s), XS-3XL (men’s)
Fabric: Dupont Sorona synthetic down, Repreve meshed fabric made from recycled water bottles, TSS+ thermal stretch fabric
Obtained by: Company sample
RBR advertiser: No
Highly Visibility, Premium Warmth, and Multi-purpose
Proviz Sports may call this an eBike jacket, but it has many other applications, like fat biking, commuting, and hiking. The company developed this new winter jacket as a result of feedback from eBike users. When riding a pedal-assist eBike, it requires less effort, and the rider doesn’t produce as much heat, thus getting cold. Every detail of this jacket is purposeful and impressed me.
Proviz sent me the REFLECT360 version of the jacket a couple of months ago. I’ve been waiting for a cold, blustery day to test it and today was the day. I was nice and toasty on my fat bike, with the windproof fabric keeping out the frigid northern wind of 15+ mph. The synthetic quilted-down fabric panels on the front and back also provided warmth. Thermal stretch fabric side and rear panels and sleeves provided unrestrictive movement.
The jacket was warm, and after a test ride, I now know to wear fewer layers underneath. The two-way front zipper works perfectly for ventilation as well as comfort. Both side and rear pockets unzip to expose a mesh lining made from Repreve fabric to facilitate ventilation. Made from recycled water bottles, Repreve fabric uses 5-7 bottles per jacket.
Proviz even installed a center snap to further assist with ventilation, allowing you to unzip the jacket but avoid it flying wide open and flapping in the wind.
360 Degree Visibility
The REFLECT360 version (silver) of this jacket has the highest percentage of the reflective surface of all three styles. If I had to guess, 75% of the coat has a reflective surface, hence the 360. You are truly visible from 360 degrees. Being visible to drivers is critical for commuters who are often riding in low to no light. Proviz even added glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls.
R360 technology is a highly reflective fabric engineered using millions of tiny, reflective beads. During the day, it looks like an ordinary grey fabric, but the moment light hits it, WOW, it’s reflective. I had it hanging in my office, and even with the lights off, any bit of light hit the jacket and lit up.
Pair the jacket with Proviz’s REFLECT360 neck gaiter for added warmth and visibility. Check out my past review of the item.
Sizing and Fit
The Platinum E-Bike jacket comes in men’s and women’s styles, with both being a relaxed fit to allow for layering. There’s a cinch cord at the bottom hem to adjust fit as necessary. The men’s version comes in extended sizes from XS to 3XL. Unfortunately, the women’s version has fewer larger sizes options; sizes 2-16.
The new REFLECT360 Platinum E-Bike Jacket from Proviz Sports delivers high-end design and performance. It is manufactured exceptionally well with thoughtful details. Yes, it is pricey, but it will last you for many winters and can double as an everyday winter jacket, too.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women’s cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri’s full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.
Dan Boice says
Thanks for another thoughtful and useful review, Sheri.
Can you recall what the temperature was on your “cold, blustery” day? I’m wary of so-called “Winter” jackets that are apparently crafted for winters in the Florida Keys, and trust that our Chicagoland Rider will not fall for that!