Stroke: the technical reflective clothing

Not only shoes, but also t-shirts, pants, bra and stockings is important. Because even the reflective clothing is that you wear while running can help you improve performance. Or move you to give up.

L' clothing to wear during the race is critical: the use of inadequate leaders may negatively impact performance. A non-breathable mesh, for example, may result in excessive sweating, while not appropriate socks might be responsible for annoying blisters that will lead them to abandon the training sooner than you planned.

I've always preferred tanks and t-shirt read, not too tight and soft, which the skin to breathe and cool the overheated body from the race. In case of rain do not be discouraged: a technical jacket made with reflective fabric will protect you from the water, but at the same time leave the sweat evaporates keeping the body dry. Avoid waterproof garments that retain moisture, cool the body and, in contrast to what many may think, do not help at all to burn more fat!

As for the pants are preferred those tight, is which in addition to absorb the sweat keeping your muscles warm. In the market there are different lengths, above or below the knee or ankle and with support bands. Almost all models are equipped with micro-pockets with zip useful heat sealed to contain keys and even devices to listen to music while exercising. Those who prefer can also wear classic high-cut model, perfect in summer.

Do not underestimate the importance of a proper bra to protect and sustain during the race. In many cases there are top with incorporator bra. Even socks or other reflective material product have a fundamental role to prevent the occurrence of troublesome (and painful) blisters. During training forget the classic cotton sock and prefer technical socks, thin instep and thicker on the plant.

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European Standard EN 471 of safety vest

Employers shall make available to workers carrying out activities in the workplace with traffic flow, personal protection devices conform to the provisions of Title III of the TU 81/2008.

High-visibility clothing based on the provisions of:
• Legislative Decree 475/92 "Code Rules of the road"
• DM June 9, 1995 "Technical regulations on requirements related to clothing and autonomous devices to make it visible from a distance the personnel involved in road conditions poor visibility”
• DM10 / 97" directives Implementation 93/68 / EEC, 93/95 / EEC and 96/58 / EC relating to PPE”
• for 4 March 2013" road signs for work activities carried out in the presence of vehicular traffic”
• UNI EN 20471: 2013 "high-visibility clothing - Methods of testing and requirements"
• UNI EN 343 that provides protection against precipitation such as rain, snow, fog and humidity.

On 28 June 2013, the "EU Official Journal" published the new standard EN ISO 20471: 2013, which officially replaces as of the same date the current EN 471: 2003 + A1: 2007.

The EN ISO 20471: 2013 specifies requirements for reflective vest can visually signal the presence of the rescuer, seen by the operators of vehicles or other mechanized devices in all conditions of daylight or the light of vehicle headlights in ' darkness.

This includes the performance requirements related to color and retro-reflection as well as the minimum areas and dispose of materials in protective clothing.
Via saying summarize the information and major changes of the standard relating to us as rescuers, but does list them all.
For more detailed information, we recommend getting a copy of the complete standard to which to refer.

Main changes
• Eliminates the distinction between professional and non-professional use
• It examines the analysis and assessment of risks to the choice of high visibility clothing appropriate to high-risk situations
• Keeps grouping system in three classes for garments based on minimum areas of high visibility materials: Fluorescent and reflective
• Excludes the risers as they cannot be certified as complying with the requirements
• Excludes from the calculation of the required minimum the area covered by symbols, letters or logos
• Expected that the bottom material (fluorescent) must surround all the relevant parts (chest, arms and legs) with a minimum width of 50 mm
• Delete the requirements for the separate performance reflective material Class 1 specified by Standard EN 471
• Offers that beside the pictogram must be reported one number indicating the class of the garment
• features that in the information for the user must be dacha plowed the maximum number of wash cycles
• The extension of the provisions on health and safety for all workers
• The review and coordination of supervisory activities
• The financing of promotional and training activities for the work safety
• the review and the tightening of the sanctions system
• lightening of bureaucratic burdens on businesses
• New rules for drawing up the "single document the risk assessment"

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Reflective logo and color changes of its uniforms

A massive job of rebranding that wants to liberate the image of the brand from that of competitors.

It has just made official a massive job of rebranding through an official statement of the CEO Will. Simplified shapes and flat colors have reinvented not only the reflective logo of company but also the uniforms of the employees.

The Food delivery service was born in England but is now active in several countries around the world, including Italy. Through the words, the company says that it has made this change to make even more efficient, safe and satisfying:
Our evolution is a process of which we are proud: after our ambition is to create the best food delivery experience, and we know that we will succeed only by continuing to raise new challenges, to adapt. And that's what we're doing, through the creation of several new things: an even safer kit for our riders with highly visible clothing and ultra-reflective fabric, visual identity that puts on center stage the food and our restaurants, and a logo that we hope will become the symbol of the possibility of home receive anywhere dishes of the best restaurants.

One of the most felt needs, likewise, was to be able to differentiate sharply its visual identity from that of the competitors, one out of all Uber EATS, whose dark dress uniforms personnel, chromatically similar to those previously used.

The company switched from color teal and the kangaroo, then, as we read on the official blog, a " distinctive mark by reflective material that became the symbol of excellence in food and could act both as a Faison that on a billboard."

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Amsterdam police in new reflective outfit

All agents of the police unit Amsterdam are stabbing himself on Monday in a new guise. More than 3,200 agents in Elsmere, Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Diemen and Althorn get new reflective uniforms where several other brigades running around already in the country.

The formal uniform with blue and white are thus making way for a modern suit in blue with striking bright yellow stripes. It consists of a worker, a polo shirt, a jacket, boots, a cap and a safety vest. "Every citizen will see at a glance: there are our police. A police fitting at this time, "said police Chief Gerard.

The new uniform is provisionally intended only for officers who actually work on the street. The police officer behind the counter or the spokesman on television keeps the current uniform with reflective tapes. The same applies to officers on official occasions.

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Safety vest compulsory in Germany

Since July 1, the road in Germany is required to have at least one reflective safety vest in the car. This measure applies to motorists, lorry and bus drivers.

Safety vests must be stored within reach, not in the trunk. The ANWB recommends that you take a safety vest for all occupants in the car.

In commercial vehicles (including foreign) must now present a safety reflective vest for each passenger. For motorcycle and motor home drivers vest is not mandatory.

The vests are mandatory in several other European countries, including Belgium, France, Austria, Spain and Italy. Who can not show after July 1 when the vest control risk a fine of € 15.00?

Wondering what else reflective products you need to have in your car in Germany?

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Special reflective textile jacket

An ultra-ventilated model for high heat Mesh fabric, Super reflective fabric reinforcements, elbow and shoulder pads, H2Out membrane, thermal lining

Side presents Net stream Tex, its new reflective jacket for the summer season. The Italian manufacturer proposes an ultra-ventilated model and realized in mesh 3D fabric. This design makes it easier to circulate the air and thus limit the pilot's sweating.

Additionally, Super fabric polyester inserts are inserted into the area’s most exposed in case of fall to ensure better resistance to abrasion. Safety is also achieved through the use of CE approved Multitask shoulder shields and Force Tech at elbows. The latter are CE certified and removable.

The cut of the Net stream remains true to the habits of the equipment manufacturer with many possible adjustments, in particular to the size by a band Velcro. The model is also equipped with a waterproof and breathable H2oute membrane as well as a thermal lining to be able to adapt to the changing climatic conditions.

Features Side Net stream Tex reflective jacket
3D Mesh Fabric
Abrasion Resistant Polyester Super fabric Inserts
Mesh lining
Pre-arranged to receive a thermal or watertight inner liner
EN1621-1 certified Multitask Shoulder Protectors
Force Tech Protections EN1621-1 certified at elbows
Warrior back protector
Adjustments to the waist by Velcro fastening
Reflective Material
Clip for trousers
Pockets: two outer, one inner
Weight: 1.1 Kg

Availability / Prices
Color: Black / yellow; Black red; Dark Grey; Black / Black
Sizes: S to 3XL (4XL in Black)
Price: 199 Euros

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An artist built a house mirrors by reflective material

An artist built a hut made of a reflective material, in the California desert. A building reflecting as a landscape is constantly changing that what the viewer wants to see.

Since February 25, sixteen works have been installed throughout the Coachella Valley for the festival Desert X. This exhibition is the place of expression of local issues like world, from climate change to immigration. The entire desert is an opportunity for the canvas of artist ambitions have carte blanche to express themselves. For only witness the progression of their labor, land, sky and rocks. Among the projects presented this year, the work Mirage is perched alone in his corner.

This small cabin created by artist Doug plays its location in the desert of Palm Springs. Built in a mirror material with reflective elements, the house reflects it around as much as she background, like a chameleon. No doors, no windows installed, simply openings. In steady flow, the sculpture is never the same at different times of the day. Inside, it is a kaleidoscopic effect that invades the visitor. The strength of this work of Doug, it's more that we can see what you want and it will reflect the dreams and aspirations.

For those interested who have planned a detour to California soon follow the reflective tape sign, sculpture Doug will remain in place until 31 October. The visit is free.  

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How to measure the rate safety on Czech roads

Perhaps we all have some experience with speed measurement. Whether measured and the police in safety vest stopped us directly, and we just saw the car standing somewhere radar. Or we go to places where the operation of section speed measurement. Some people agree with measurements, but a lot of people perceive that the speed is usually measured just make it as easy chosen as much money, not make it good for safety.

That suggests the number of unmarked cars that exist for "covert surveillance", but this supervision is usually only measure the speed, nothing else. While on the roads every day we see things that are dangerous or annoying more than speeding. However, aggressive and reckless drivers who while the speed limit rarely exceeds we see on the roads every day enough.

Perhaps we all have some experience with speed measurement. Whether measured and the police in reflective jacket stopped us directly, and we just saw the car standing somewhere radar. Or we go to places where the operation of section speed measurement. Some people agree with measurements, but a lot of people perceive that the speed is usually measured just make it as easy chosen as much money, not make it good for safety.

That suggests the number of unmarked cars that exist for "covert surveillance", but this supervision is usually only measure the speed, nothing else. While on the roads every day we see things that are dangerous or annoying more than speeding. However, aggressive and reckless drivers who while the speed limit rarely exceeds we see on the roads every day enough.

Second laser speedometers
Laser meter, a device based on the issue and return receipt beam of electromagnetic waves with wavelengths in the near infrared region of the spectrum, the Czech police used to measure the increasing use since 2008. The use of laser measuring municipal and state police, but each has a slightly different device. Their range is about 1000 meters, but they can reliably take the photo roughly 200 meters.

Some laser meters are also able to recognize that he was disturbed by jet, and you cop the display message. In contrast, some jammers are able to interfere with the laser beam so that it did not recognize the device. All of these meters in the service of the state police are portable, sometimes standing on tripods, sometimes holding a policeman in the hand. There are many reportedly estimated around 100, which would soon be interchanged within the purchase of 103 new "pistol”.

Municipal police forces also used in addition to Truce meter Polaner III, which operate on the same principle of the laser beam, just a little different look. Work by a policeman in the viewfinder will choose a vehicle that wants to measure, aims mostly at the license plate because it is metal and straight, and pull the trigger. The instrument sends laser beam that bounces back and calculated according to the measured speed of the vehicle.

Previously, it was approved up to 100 m; today it is permissible to measure up to 400 m. At a distance of a man police hardly notice, even if he was wearing a reflective vest. Modern laser meter, for example. Truman said; also have a video mode that is used for documenting offenses other than the measurement of speed. Not giving turn signals. Even they can work in automatic mode, thus completely unattended.

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Drivers received reflective vests from police

Surprise for driver and passenger caused traffic control. People in the car by uniformed men handing out reflective warning vests, informed the server police spokeswoman Barbara.

From mid-November this year until the end of February next year, runs a nationwide project, which focuses on the visibility of passengers in emergency situations on the road. This week, the action also involved the police Kramer traffic inspectorate and policewomen of the press and prevention.

While it’s checking traffic patrol stopped the vehicle, cop drawing attention to the security of the vehicle crew while cars save reflective vests.

"It is important that passengers were standing in the event of an emergency and when moving around the vehicle easy to see," she reminded the public police spokesman that handing out reflective safety vest will continue early next year.

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Pedestrians must wear reflective elements or fine

Walkers will need to wear a Saturday in poor visibility reflective elements. In fact it enters into force an amendment to the Road Traffic Act. It stipulates that if, for example, people at night, twilight or fog moving outside of the village on the shoulder or the edge of a road that is not lit, you must have a reflective element.

For failure to comply will be face a fine of up to two and a half thousand crowns. "Instead of imposing sanctions, however, police patrols will be more people to negotiate and distribute them with reflective vest, tape and bags, so next time do not violate the law and moved the road safer," says the ministry.

Pedestrians do not have to wear a reflective vest, and should be enough tape or reflective elements that are part of the clothing or backpacks.
The aim of the law should be the prevention of serious and fatal accidents caused by pedestrians on the road was not visible enough.

Between 2012 and 2015 died by the Ministry of Road 523 pedestrians, 303 of them at night. "Suitable reflective material and can save considerable number of lives. See and be seen is the basic rule of safety on the roads, "said the transport sector.


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