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Torch Flux backpack has an LED taillight for extra visibility

Torch Flux backpack has an LED...
The Torch FLUX adds some light
The Torch FLUX adds some light
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The FLUX is made from Cordura fabric
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The FLUX is made from Cordura fabric
The removable LED recharges via USB 2.0
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The removable LED recharges via USB 2.0
The FLUX interior is coated with tarpaulin vinyl
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The FLUX interior is coated with tarpaulin vinyl
The FLUX's LEDs can also be mounted to a seat post
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The FLUX's LEDs can also be mounted to a seat post
The Torch FLUX adds some light
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The Torch FLUX adds some light
The FLUX makes you more visible at night
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The FLUX makes you more visible at night
The FLUX has flash and solid modes
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The FLUX has flash and solid modes
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Just a few weeks after releasing its LED-illuminated bicycle helmet, Torch is back – on your back. Like its T1 helmet, the Torch FLUX backpack is designed to keep bicycle commuters a little safer on city streets thanks to its integrated LED lighting.

The FLUX is a rugged pack built of 1,000-denier Cordura nylon. It includes a waterproof vinyl-coated polyester lining. A waterproof fiber optic panel on its face lights up with the help of an LED unit, adding a wearable taillight that shines red. The LED unit is removable and can be mounted to the seat post for trips that don't require a full backpack. It runs for two to five hours and has USB-rechargeable batteries.

Torch is currently offering the FLUX at an introductory pre-order price of US$120. The suggested retail price is listed at $180.

Source: Torch

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3 comments
mrhuckfin
I'd like to see these come in to use here on the Gulf Coast of Florida, bicyclists seem to get hit at a prodigious rate even by the police!
freedomsailor
Not so sure this is a good idea. In the past 3 weeks, 2 bicyclists have been hit (run down) by drivers who's eyes fixated on the bikers bright, solid lights on the back of the bikes and then, inadvertently, ran right over them. I use a very bright blinking light. That seems to work much better.
c w
"The LED powered fiber optic panel is flexible, waterproof and less than 1mm thick making it just as durable as the backpack itself. The electronics have a run time of 2-5 hours depending on steady or flash and are completely removable and USB rechargeable."
from link above