Torch showed off their bicycle helmet with integrated lights just before Interbike with promises that they’ll be back. Like the Terminator, the dark red glowing lights have returned, except this time in backpack form and enhanced with fiber optics!
The Flux is constructed of 1000 denier Cordura Plus nylon with tarpaulin liner to make it waterproof and tough. What sets it apart is the massive, flexible fiber optic panel on the back. A USB rechargeable LED light pack slots inside and connects to a light tube that illuminates the entire lower portion of the pack. The button cell batteries will run for 2-5 hours on a full charge depending on if they’re running blinking or steady. The light/battery pack is completely removable for easy charging and can be mounted to your seatpost as a normal tail light for use without the pack.
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The fiber optic panel is just 1mm thick and waterproof. A small button on the shoulder strap lets you toggle between steady and blinking modes.
It’s available for pre-order now for $120. When regular retail kicks in, it’ll jump to $180.