High Visibility Products for the Rider - Horse - Pet
V-Bandz Ltd has been a leading innovator in equestrian high visibility for 17 years. Our product range for the rider has been tested and certified to the European standard of EN1150 (waistcoats and tabards) and EN13356 (accessories such as rider hatbands) which means that you can be sure you are buying a quality product which will last and provide additional safety day and night.
CE-certification is compulsory for all rider high visibility wear - if the item doesn't comply - DON'T BUY! .
Coming Soon to the Market
"Safety Camera In Use" Horse Bib
This has been developed as a partner product to our "Safety Camera In Use" rider waistcoat. It attaches onto the D rings of the saddle and fastens at the front of the horse's chest. There is also an adjustable strap which goes to the girth to stop it blowing upwards in the wind. The words, camera icon graphic and the clip on false camera lens will together hopefully encourage the more reluctant oncoming drivers to slow down because they think they are being filmed. From a distance the clip on lens looks like the real thing. It is in the process of production right now and will be available in a pony, cob and full size and in 3 colour options. If you want to be advised by email when the stock has arrived - please register you interest by clicking here
New On the Market
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The Trekking Waistcoat has been tested all year and is CE certified to EN1150. It is now available to purchase.
The waistcoat has 5 pockets in total:
-2 large front zip pockets made from a waterproof material to keep stuff dry
- 2 top expandable top pockets
- l zip pocket on the back (to keep your first aid kit in)
For more information please Click Here
The Dangers of riding in bright summer sunlight.
This horse and rider are visible to drivers at this point in the road but the moment they hit the shade of the trees overhanging the road they would become nearly invisible to drivers if they were not wearing high viz. Drivers need time for their eyes to adapt to the shade. Please make sure you wear lots of high viz if this sort of riding scenario applies to you. The drivers will see you so much quicker.
Plain yellow might not be the best colour to be seen under the trees, which is why we really advocate that you mix your high viz colours.
Why bother to wear Hi-Viz?
Wearing High Viz means even in the brightest of sunlight you and your horse will be much more visible to drivers. The fluorescent colour is seen by the human eye up to 3 seconds sooner than any other colour, even white. This means that a car travelling at 50mph could see you 250 meters sooner than when you are wearing no hi-viz at all.
Take a look at the pictures below; these were taken on a bright sunny day under the shade of trees.
We are not saying that car drivers cannot see the horse on the left - but they will certainly see the horse on the right first - hence the extra 3 seconds - Keep Safe!