Equisafety confidently describe themselves as “The most prominent reflective sportswear company in the world”. They have proven their international pedigree with the latest range of luxury, high-end reflective clothing. Now they have teamed up with three-time Olympic equestrian champion Charlotte Dujardin to reinforce the ‘Gold Medal’ status they have earnt. The Charlotte Dujardin range of jackets and waistcoats aim to get you noticed. The easy to spot reflective technology makes the range high up on any riders demands.
Here at Equine Superstore we are proud to stock the top of the range Charlotte Dujardin Mercury Jacket!
Who are Equisafety?
Equisafety first made groundbreaking moves in sportswear with their ‘POLITE’ clothing collection. This was an innovation in the safety of horses and riders. Using extreme high visibility EN471 fabric, they put the rider in control of how visible they are when out and about.
The success of this established Equisafety’s standing in the Hi-Vis clothing industry. However it also proved to be an extremely positive movement for driver awareness, highlighting the dangers of driving too close to horses. They soon became the fastest selling Hi-Vis collection in the UK. They continue to thrive on an international scale. Equisafety now cater to a wider range of activities, including cycling, motorcycling and dog walking. They continue to prioritise equestrian and the development of stylish new riding wear, so who better to team up with than a nationwide equestrian hero?!
Who is Charlotte Dujardin?
First of all, Charlotte Dujardin achieved fame when she took both team and individual Gold Medals at the London Olympics in 2012. Consequently, this earnt her an OBE in January 2013, having been first Brit to ever win Dressage Gold. The Enfield born rider’s career took off from there, going on to win consecutive World Cup Gold’s in 2014 and 2015.
This was a great build up to the 2016 Rio Olympics. In February 2016, she announced that she would be sponsored by Equisafety for the upcoming games. This proved a successful partnership, claiming another Individual Dressage Gold and Silver for the team. These accolades gave her the full recognition she deserved. Consequently, she finished the year with her own Equisafety clothing line.
What is the star of the new line?
This range of new products includes the Charlotte Dujardin Mercury Jacket. This is a lightweight, super reflective riding jacket that is the pinnacle of the Charlotte Dujardin collection. Crafted almost entirely from EN20471 reflective glass fabric, this jacket has a ‘4 way stretch’ design. This allows a much wider range of movement and providing a better fit to any body type. The revolutionary soft touch fabric makes it one of the most reflective items on the market, with 360 degrees of reflection to provide hypersensitive visibility.
This image illustrates the illuminating qualities of the Mercury Jacket. With direct light it transforms from a subtle grey colour into a glowing white beacon, ensuring your visibility on even the darkest of nights.
What are the best features of the Mercury Jacket?
The Mercury perfect for dark conditions but it’s ideal for braving the harsh weather too. It’s 100% waterproofing makes it unstoppable in the rain. The addition of a drawcord hem and longer cut sleeves allows you to tailor the jacket to your specific needs. This in turn provides ultimate protection in stormy weather. The combination of the lightweight fabric and full breathability makes this jacket a great all-purpose piece. It’s equally at home on a casual walk to the shops as it is galloping through wet and muddy fields. They haven’t scrimped on functionality either; the Charlotte Dujardin Mercury Jacket is as convenient as ever. The two large zipped front pockets are great for the safe storage of valuables. A third internal pocket with a headphone hole, allows you to listen to music whilst keeping your phone dry.
Besides all of these excellent technical features, the jacket also looks great! It’s vibrant colour and bold appearance are just a few of the reasons why it sells so well. It isn’t often that style is combined with practicality so seamlessly. As a result, Equisafety have encompassed just about every element a rider could want in a jacket. Genius.
So if you want to look and perform like an Olympic Champion, head to our store to see if this acclaimed jacket lives up to its name…
The Mercury is available in Silver/Orange or Silver/Pink in sizes X Small – X Large