The Brompton cycle jacket nominated for Design of the year which was designs and produced by Blue Associates.
The Brompton cycle jacket was nominated for design of the year due to the clever “stealth” cycle features that made you visible and protected from the elements when on the bike but maintained a classic and stylish look and handle of a traditional corduroy jacket.
The fabric was a permanent water repellent corduroy that was finished with a bespoke treatment that allowed the rider to breath without sweating but repelled water. It was also designed to be machine washable so it it became dirty then could be easily washed and line dries.
The Brompton cycle jacket was constructed so that all of the facing and interlinings inside the jacket maintained a tailored look but maintained breathability and could be washed easily.
Features to be seen on the bike included a yellow high visability flap that unzipped from a hidden seam at the back of the jacket that protected the jacket from splashed wheel marks but also made the jacket very visible from behind, especially with the reflective print.
The lapel included some hidden buttons and was cut so that you could enclose the front of the jacket completely to protect your chest from driving rain and wind.
The ends of the cuffs had a discreet turn-up that you simple flap down to reveal some reflective trim for when you indicate at junctions and also add the additional length to the sleeve a cyclist requires when riding.
The collar also included some reflective detailing when pulled up and we included some large storage pockets with buttoned flaps to the front of the jacket to carry any equipment you may need when on the bike and hark back to 1920’s traditional tailored sporting jackets.
MP3 pockets inside the jacket and a zipped security pocket for you valuable with a hidden union jack flag finish the Brompton cycle jacket and made it worthy to be nominated against some of the leading product designs of the year.
BLUE ASSOCIATES designed and developed the Brompton cycle jacket