Noxgear Tracer360 Review
Noxgear is a company founded by two engineers with a vision. But the interesting thing about the company is not when it was started. It was how. Noxgear was founded by two young entrepreneurs, and the inception was greatly helped by the plenty of people that had faith in them. And in their brand new product of course. Lots of people had faith in the product. Back in 2013, Tom Walters and Simon Curran made a campaign on the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter.
They set up a goal to raise 18,000 dollars in order to create their first product. In fact, they raised almost 30.000 dollars in just 42 days. So, by the end of the campaign, they had enough funding and support from the financial backers; and with that, The Tracer 360 was born. A reflective and illuminated vest for safe running in the dark. It’s great for everyone that loves to run or do any type of physical activity but hates doing that at night in the dark. Because of poor eyesight, poorly lit surroundings or because of general safety, running (or cycling) at night is not easy.
But, thanks to the Tracer 360, it very well could be. It’s unisex, it’s multicolored and versatile to wear with any type of clothing. So you can run both in the summer hot nights and in freezing conditions of the long and dark days. What are the pros and cons of this vest? Scroll down to find out.
Easy to use
Sweat resistant and comfy
Made with a belt that’s chaff-free
It’s made with glow in the dark material. It’s both elastic and adjustable to the size of your chest. Which means it won’t cause any problems with the fit and potential chafing as you’re doing your physical activity, and it’s fastened with a special type of clip buckle in the middle of the chest. It makes the vest easy to put on the body and easy to take it off. A much larger optical core sits on the back of the vest, and X shaped straps with lead lights are inserted on the sides of the vest. The straps fall nicely on the shoulders of the person that’s wearing the vest and they also glow with the same color as the rest of the vest.
Another great advanced feature here is the battery notification. Powered by LED lights, it gives you a nice and discreet blink when the vest has its power on and when it’s off. How cool is that? It goes hand in hand with the recessed button, but this is more notification for you, as the wearer of the vest that the battery is actually on. It’s double check security for you and the battery that’s been inserted in the gel core. Both of them are extremely useful in preserving the batteries’ life and in allowing you to have the best possible experience while wearing the vest.
When you’re running the last thing you want is the vest sliding down your T-Shirt because of the sweat that’s been pouring down your body. Nope. The sweat-resistant band will keep you all tight and secured in the chest area, and the X-shaped straps on the sides will do that as well. They won’t fall off; they won’t slide and there will be not struggling with the vest to keep them in place. The vest is also breathable and the fabric used in the making of the vest has minimal contact with the body. The minimal touching will leave you chaff-free because the fabric won’t trap the moisture of your body.
The same goes with the strap on your chest. It nicely positioned and fastened in the middle of the chest, and there’s no way it will slide down the body, or suffer some major damage. And last but not least, the gel core at the back is amazing. Lightweight and barely noticeable it will remain in prime condition for a long time, despite the fact it will most likely be exposed to all types of weather conditions. Don’t worry. All three components of the vest will remain unchanged and won’t get damaged.
But the colors, the AAA batteries that come with the vest and the brightly colored electronics are the basic functions. The Tracer360 has an interesting LED type of battery notification that reminds you when the vest is in use and when it’s off. The vest also has a very handy dandy recessed button what helps you to prevent any inadvertent activation. Why waste the battery life for nothing? If there's one way to describe the style with all these additions, it would be- powerful.