Kickstarter of the Week: Halo Belt 2.0

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The Halo Belt 2.0, an exciting and new take on the "reflective vest".

Product: Halo Belt 2.0 – Bright LED Illuminated Safety Belt Location: San Francisco, CA Link: Kickstarter Website: halobelt.com Kickstarter End Date: April 27, 2014 Current Pledge: $31,807 of $10,000 (GOAL MET!) If you know me, then you know I am an avid safety enthusiast. I usually run in the early mornings and late nights on the roads of SE Portland and am always in need of good reflective gear or bright colors. The Halo Belt 2.0 takes this to the next level with a LED fiber optic system paired with a 3M reflective elastic that is both adjustable and rechargeable. This belt is multi-use and intended for runners, cyclists, children, safety workers, and just about anyone who needs to be safe in dark conditions.

Running, Cycling, or just for visibility's sake. Halo Belt 2.0 does it all!

Running, Cycling, or just for visibility’s sake. Halo Belt 2.0 does it all!

The Halo Belt 2.0 is rechargeable via USB outlet and fully charges in just two hours, fully charged the Belt provides 36 hours worth of illumination. The benefit of the Halo Belt 2.0 is that regular 3M reflective tape only illuminates the wearer if light is projected onto the tape. The Halo Belt 2.0 makes you visible at all times because of the LED fiber optic capability.

As a runner, I have had a slough of close calls with cars on the dark streets in SE Portland, the Halo Belt 2.0 is an attractive and inventive option to what is currently on the market and I like that you can put it around your shoulders, waist, or anywhere else you choose. I think it would make a really exciting addition to this years’ Portland World Naked Bike Ride, don’t you?

If you pledge $35 or more to this campaign, you can receive an orange, green or blue Halo Belt 2.0. I am thinking I might pick up one myself. I don’t even feel like I really need to “sell” you on this, safety that isn’t bulky sells itself. Go grab one and

No-frills buckle and easy adjustments.

No-frills buckle and easy adjustments.

Okay, my kid might need one too... Love this!

Okay, my kid might need one too… Love this!

1 Comment on Kickstarter of the Week: Halo Belt 2.0

  1. That would definitely have done double duty as a safety gear and fun wear back a few years ago when Portland used to have the NIght Ride. 🙂

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