About this project
We design cycling apparel to be seen in, on and off a bike.
We've taken design inspiration from classic British outer-garments and bags and combined them with state-of-the-art wearable technology features with cycling firmly in mind. Our jackets and bags feature subtle in-built LED lights that make you more visible than a fluorescent jacket, yet are completely concealed until they are switched on. Using fabrics that wouldn't look out of place in a designer clothes store yet come straight from a science lab, you will look and feel as good riding a bike as you will walking into a bar.
Designed for the eye, built for the bike.
All LUMO rewards are detailed below. More information on reward combinations can be found in the FAQ section.
The Regents is a futuristic adaptation of the 1960’s classic mod Parka. Schoeller® C_Change™ fabric combines a sleek wool-based exterior with the very best in membrane technology, making it water- and wind-resistant, breathable and reactive to body temperature: keeping you cool when it's hot and warm when it's cold. Available in mens and women's specific cuts. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
A contemporary twist on the iconic British Harrington style, the Herne Hill has been crafted from 100% Gabardine Cotton twill and lined with a contrast bonded Chambray. This luxurious fabric has been treated with world-leading Schoeller® 3XDRY® technology to add functional performance to its sharp looks. Comes in mens and women's specific cuts. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
Drawing inspiration from vintage British military rucksacks, the Bermondsey is a versatile roll top backpack designed for city cycling. Constructed with beautiful yet rugged 100% British waxed cotton canvas, these bags get even better with age and form a unique character over time. Width: 30cm, height: 46cm (60cm with rolltop open), depth: 14cm
Taking a slim fit cotton polo and adding a dash of cycling heritage in the detailing, the Camden is perfect for summer days and evenings. Made from a dapper cotton piqué with a touch of Lycra® for riding comfort and a moisture-wicking Hydry® finish to keep you cool and dry. Comes in mens and women's specific cuts. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
A fresh take on the traditional French casquette, the Wembley melds vintage styling with state-of-the-art yarns and fabrics. Ideal for keeping both sun and rain at bay, the Wembley also brightens up any dark evening. One size fits all.
The Kickstarter exclusive Kit Bag has been designed to store your change of clothes after your cycle into work. It fits neatly inside a regular sized backpack and is water resistant with a frosted black finish to hide it's contents.
What happens when you combine the latest in advanced Ultra-High Brightness (UHB) LED technology and a patent-pending system for integrating them into jacket and bag designs? We have worked with the world's leading developer and manufacturer of wearable electronics technology, to develop a unique and distinct lighting system that improves your visibility to other road traffic and is completely hidden until switched on.
We want to make sure your item fits you perfectly. We will get in touch with you via email after the campaign to ask a couple of questions to ensure we provide you with the size that's right for you. For reference, the jackets and polos are both available in mens and women's specific cuts and sizes XS, S, M, L, XL.
We have developed and tested final prototypes of all of our styles and are ready to go to production. On reaching our funding goal of £50,000 (~$80,000), your pledges will go directly towards taking the very first LUMO London Collective range from final prototype stage into production.
We have rewards to suit all shapes, sizes and bank balances! Here's a breakdown of what's available:
WHAT WE STAND FOR
City cyclists don’t just dress for the journey, we dress for the destination too. Until now, high quality cycling wear has largely been targeted at weekend warriors. We want to change that and make beautiful garments that are designed for city riding and living. Our mission is to help as many people as possible to experience the realisation that cycling is the most sustainable and satisfying way of getting from A to B. That’s why we’re also pledging to donate 10% of our profits annually to projects and charities that help to get people onto bikes. Cycling shouldn’t be a privilege, it should be an accessible mode of transport for everyone.
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Risks and challenges
We've spent most of the last year working with our partners to mitigate as many risks as possible, yet we know there will still be hurdles along the way. We will always be transparent with our community about challenges, including these:
Ship date: We have built in extra time for the manufacturing process and are confident we will ship by the projected dates, but there is always a chance that things will take longer than planned.
Product changes: As we refine the range based on additional community feedback and more product testing, slight changes may be made. We'll only make changes that enhance the products.
Supplier coordination: We work with a variety of suppliers to source the very best materials and ensure the product is developed correctly. Each supplier has its own challenges, which may affect its partners, including us.
Regents Parka: the one caveat of releasing this stretch reward so close to the end of the project is that we can only get it into production if we receive at least 25 pledges for the Regents Parka. If we don’t the get 25 pledges, we’ll offer you an exchange for another reward option plus refund you the difference in cost, or a full refund if it was Regents Parka or nothing for you. We’ll be in touch with you directly after Kickstarter ends to arrange this if it is applicable. We hope you understand and are willing to take the chance, we're pretty sure there are at least 25 Regents Parka fans out there though.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes. The LED strips are 100% waterproof and washable. The only thing that needs to be removed before washing is the USB rechargeable battery unit which removes easily from the inner pocket. The fabrics have been treated with Schöeller finishes that also make them dirt-repellent so hopefully you won't need to wash them as often as regular jackets too.
No. The LEDs in LUMO jackets are brighter than average bike lights but the idea is to make yourself even safer than you would be with regular bike lights rather than replacing them.
We want to remove any risk from you whatsoever. We will contact you at the end of the campaign to gather a few measurements from you to ensure you get the right size. If that size doesn't fit you as you would like it to, we will offer to:
1. Exchange it for an alternative size
2. Exchange it for another LUMO product (balancing any difference in price)
3. Give a full refund
The LEDs are designed to be incredibly robust and have an expected life of over 20 years if you used your jacket/bag for two hours every day. If anything does go wrong though, we will guarantee to replace your LEDs free of charge.
Yes. Should you wish to buy more than one item, please add the cost of that item to your existing pledge and drop us a message. For example, a backer who has already pledged for the Herne Hill Harrington and wishes to add the Wembley Cap simply adds £20/ $27USD to their existing pledge and writes us a quick message to let us know. We will then make sure it gets added to their order.
Here's how much to add for each item:
LUMO Kit Bag: £12/$16 USD
Wembley Cap: £20/$27 USD
Camden Polo Shirt: £40/$67 USD
Bermondsey Backpack: £150/$200
Herne Hill Harrington: £165/ $264
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