The second of Vulpine’s Autumn range, the Nightfall Commute jacket majors on reflectives


Back in early August, Vulpine launched its Indian Summer range, promising us three more sets of urban cycling clothing as we progressed into the Autumn, which were designed to keep us comfortable when commuting through the winter months.

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We guess we’ve had our Indian Summer now, because Vulpine is back with its Nightfall collection, designed to deal with the rapidly dwindling hours of daylight and the return to Greenwich Mean Time when the hour goes back in just under four weeks’ time.

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The Nightfall range consists of just one jacket, the Nightfall Commute, in a men’s and a women’s version, which is available in either Orange (which Vulpine calls Mandarin) or Navy. It’s available in men’s and women’s sizes from XS to XXL.

The Nightfall jacket comes in Men's and Women's versions in Dark Navy or Mandarin

The Nightfall jacket comes in Men’s and Women’s versions in Dark Navy or Mandarin

The main feature of the jacket is the reflective fabric used. This has small reflective dashes that cover the whole of the jacket. The dashes are subtle enough not to scream out “reflective”, but extensive enough to provide a lot of visibility in a car’s headlights.

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Vulpine says that the Nightfall Commute is also waterproof and breathable as well as being well ventilated, thanks to its separate yoke at the back of the shoulderr. It features a high, close fitting collar, waterproof YKK zipper and shaped sleeves with cuffs designed to extend some way over the tops of your hands when cycling. It’s priced at £195. More details on Vulpine’s website.

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Reflectivity comes from the dashes that cover the fabric

Reflectivity comes from the dashes that cover the fabric

Yet to look forward to are the Rainy City and Luxury Winter collections – fortunately we haven’t had too much call for either so far this autumn.