Activating
the Lights

We’ve spent years perfecting our patent activation switch: metal plates embedded to the index finger and thumb parts of the glove. These plates are padded on the inside and have a sturdy metal feel. Press the plates together and the lights start blinking and will stay blinking until the plates are released.

Signaling

Signal behind you just like any other vehicle on the road. Simply extend your arm out in the direction of your turn and then naturally activate the light panel.

Increase your visibility to oncoming vehicles. Our patent pending design allows you to signal while keeping your hands on the handle bar of your bike. The surprisingly bright LED lights grab the attention of everybody around you.

Product Features

Machine Washable

This glove is tough enough to survive your washing machine. Remove the batteries and machine wash in cold water with your other clothes. Hang dry.

High Quality Textiles

We wanted to create the best possible glove that would compete against the top glove makers. Therefore we added comfortable leather palms, an absorbent towel around the thumb, retro-reflective trim and breathable spandex throughout.

Surprisingly Bright

How can they be so bright when using such a small battery? Efficiency. Our LEDs are the most efficient on the market at converting power into light.

Rechargeable Coincell Battery

You won’t believe how much power these pack in such a tiny package! We found the newest and best battery technology available.  After three weeks of moderate daily use, plug the batteries into your charger. We include a second set of batteries allowing uninterrupted glove use.

FAQs

What sizes are you offering?

We are offering the gloves in sizes small, medium, and large.

Why did you decide to have the turn signal point at a right angle? Shouldn’t the arrow point toward the knuckles?

The US, Canada and Europe allow alternative signaling in which you extend your arm out in the direction that you intend to turn. This is how we recommend you use Zackees™ Turn Signal Gloves™.

Furthermore, having the arrow position in our product allows you signal in front of you without having to take your hands off the handle bars!

If there is no on/off switch, how can I be sure I won’t waste the battery?

If the signal is not blinking, they’re already off! The gloves wake up from their off state whenever they detect that the contact pads are pressed together.

If I throw the gloves in my backpack and the contact pads get stuck pressed together, won’t that drain the battery?

The gloves will automatically shut themselves off after a set period of time of being on to prevent the battery from draining in situations like these.

Why not put the turn signals on the bike?

Mounting the turn signals on the bike has four main drawbacks:

1) The turn signals can be stolen while the bike is parked.
2) The placement of lights under the seat is not very visible.
3) It’s cumbersome and time consuming to mount.
4) Signaling in front and behind requires two sets of mounted turn signals.

Zackees™ Turn Signal Gloves™ are a better solution because the gloves can’t be stolen off your bike, the lights on the gloves are more visible, there is no mounting involved, and there’s less clutter on your bike.

What kind of batteries can I put into my gloves?

Two types of batteries are supported, both in a “2032” size (20 mm diameter, 3.2 mm thick):

1) Disposable batteries supported are 3 volt “lithium” cells. Battery models of this type will include the following names on the package: “CR2032”, “BR2032”, “DL2032”, “EA2032”, “ECR2032”, “LM2032”, “5004LC”, “KCR2032”, “L14”.

2) Rechargeable batteries supported are 3.7 volt “lithium ion” cells. Battery models of this type will include the following names on the package: “LR2032”, “LIR2032”.

See our Kickstarter video

Zach Vorhies

Founder

Zach Vorhies is a Google Engineer obsessed with making the worlds’ best cycling glove – one that can save your life.

This obsession comes from the personal trauma of witnessing an aftermath of a hit and run, where the victim was his 10 year old neighbor.

“I know how dangerous it is and riding in traffic is often terrifying” says Zach. ”I made these gloves to alleviate my own personal fear of not being seen while riding. Now I’m hooked on my own product so I’ve dedicated my life to bringing this revolution in cycling to the hands of cyclists everywhere.”

 

Zach is also a bit of a celebrity maker, making an appearance in 2016 on the hit competition show, “America’s Greatest Makers” (link).

Zach was also featured on the documentary, F@Cking amazing (link).

In his spare time, Zach makes custom LED clothing for burning man (link). And can sometimes be seen programming a new visualizer in his LED piano (link).

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