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3354031.jpgJust collected mine yesterday and I am pleased. Bright and does the job!
I do like the motion sensor built in so in case of a hard break all the lights flashing in red! Even the cheapest similar product is over £10 from China...3354031.jpg
Bikehut Backpack Indicator
The Bikehut Backpack Indicator signals which way you're heading while also acting as a large rear light to increase your visibility. Simply attach the panel to your backpack with the bungee straps & connect wirelessly to the handlebar mounted remote control. Then press the relevant button on the remote control to signal left, right, straight ahead, or activate the flashing red light. Speed sensing technology detects when you're slowing down and automatically illuminates the stop signal.

The signal that's displayed on the panel is also shown on the remote control so you always know what other road users are seeing. And at only 140 grams you won't even notice that it's there.

Bikehut Backpack Indicator Extra Info

Large ultra high visbility LED panel
Direction signals
Wireless remote control
Panel is USB rechargeable
Remote control powered by 2 replaceable CR2032 coin cell batteries
Max run time - 5 hours
IPX4 Weather Resistant
Weight: 140g
Universal bungee cord and clip attachment
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So does a right arrow mean the bike is intending to turn right, or is it an instruction for traffic behind to overtake on the right?

Could be a costly area for confusion.
furiousjammin02/12/2019 17:03

You get it, i get it, and (i would hope) the majority of HUKD gets it.But …You get it, i get it, and (i would hope) the majority of HUKD gets it.But what about 80 year old Betty in her VW Polo on her way back from Bingo...


I am 73 and i get it clearly. And Betty does as well i presume because she has been driving possibly a few decades more than you
Mr_Gus02/12/2019 17:00

I get what you are saying, however it is a simplified "indicator" of …I get what you are saying, however it is a simplified "indicator" of intent of direction to be performed just like a regular vehicle. (bearing in mind that some don't start indicating till they are actually performing the manouvre).Besides if you were in court they'd say you are meant to use your vision & judgement to make sure its all clear before you move out regardless, (as a supposedly competent vehicle driver)...I don't think you'd have a leg to stand on (especially if crushed by an engine shifting & pinning you)


You get it, i get it, and (i would hope) the majority of HUKD gets it.
But what about 80 year old Betty in her VW Polo on her way back from Bingo...
Problem is that these aren't visible from the front. So you still need to use your arm anyway!
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Looks good
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So does a right arrow mean the bike is intending to turn right, or is it an instruction for traffic behind to overtake on the right?

Could be a costly area for confusion.
I like hazard lights, because you're gonna be having your back to traffic when your bike "breaks down"
Depends if it's flashing :/
furiousjammin02/12/2019 16:40

So does a right arrow mean the bike is intending to turn right, or is it …So does a right arrow mean the bike is intending to turn right, or is it an instruction for traffic behind to overtake on the right?Could be a costly area for confusion.


I get what you are saying, however it is a simplified "indicator" of intent of direction to be performed just like a regular vehicle. (bearing in mind that some don't start indicating till they are actually performing the manouvre).

Besides if you were in court they'd say you are meant to use your vision & judgement to make sure its all clear before you move out regardless, (as a supposedly competent vehicle driver)...I don't think you'd have a leg to stand on (especially if crushed by an engine shifting & pinning you)
Mr_Gus02/12/2019 17:00

I get what you are saying, however it is a simplified "indicator" of …I get what you are saying, however it is a simplified "indicator" of intent of direction to be performed just like a regular vehicle. (bearing in mind that some don't start indicating till they are actually performing the manouvre).Besides if you were in court they'd say you are meant to use your vision & judgement to make sure its all clear before you move out regardless, (as a supposedly competent vehicle driver)...I don't think you'd have a leg to stand on (especially if crushed by an engine shifting & pinning you)


You get it, i get it, and (i would hope) the majority of HUKD gets it.
But what about 80 year old Betty in her VW Polo on her way back from Bingo...
furiousjammin02/12/2019 17:03

You get it, i get it, and (i would hope) the majority of HUKD gets it.But …You get it, i get it, and (i would hope) the majority of HUKD gets it.But what about 80 year old Betty in her VW Polo on her way back from Bingo...


It simply wouldn't carry much sway in court ..but maybe Betty would have her manslaughter charges reduced.
Only IPX4 so probably no good in the rain.

Whatever happened to arm/hand signals?
Is the current thinking that I see that when turning right move across to the centre of the road just prior to the turning without signals the new way?

If this improves safety then fine but if your going to move your hand to operate the button then why not just indicate the way all drivers expect.

Good deal none the less.
Edited by: "trbal" 2nd Dec 2019
trbal02/12/2019 17:13

Only IPX4 so probably no good in the rain.Whatever happened to arm/hand …Only IPX4 so probably no good in the rain.Whatever happened to arm/hand signals?Is the current thinking that I see that when turning right move across to the centre of the road just prior to the turning without signals the new way?If this improves safety then fine but if your going to move your hand to operate the button then why not just indicate the way all drivers expect.


Currently debating on of these myself. I ride everyday to and from work in the dark.

Agree with what you're saying about moving your hand to operate a button being just as easy, but I like the idea of a 'latched' button, the reason being that in some corners it's much better/necessary for me to have both hands on my bars (+brakes!) and this would allow for this where arm signalling would not.
furiousjammin02/12/2019 17:03

You get it, i get it, and (i would hope) the majority of HUKD gets it.But …You get it, i get it, and (i would hope) the majority of HUKD gets it.But what about 80 year old Betty in her VW Polo on her way back from Bingo...


Why are you bringing my aunty into this?
furiousjammin02/12/2019 17:03

You get it, i get it, and (i would hope) the majority of HUKD gets it.But …You get it, i get it, and (i would hope) the majority of HUKD gets it.But what about 80 year old Betty in her VW Polo on her way back from Bingo...


I am 73 and i get it clearly. And Betty does as well i presume because she has been driving possibly a few decades more than you
Problem is that these aren't visible from the front. So you still need to use your arm anyway!
What's the need for the plus sign on deal image, it's more clearer without it.
Any good for an e-scooter?
trbal02/12/2019 17:13

Only IPX4 so probably no good in the rain.Whatever happened to arm/hand …Only IPX4 so probably no good in the rain.Whatever happened to arm/hand signals?Is the current thinking that I see that when turning right move across to the centre of the road just prior to the turning without signals the new way?If this improves safety then fine but if your going to move your hand to operate the button then why not just indicate the way all drivers expect.Good deal none the less.


Grip, speed momentum, the ability to use brakes & control body & bike through a turn (for instance) especially in adverse conditions / slippy roads.
Yes I still signal & likely would even with this on a pack.
I doubt there is nothing to stop car owners from using hand signals just that indicators make it easier.
(my grandads car still had those "flap board indcators" you pulled a rope / button to activate to signal turning) ..progress eh!?
Edited by: "Mr_Gus" 2nd Dec 2019
OB102/12/2019 18:03

Problem is that these aren't visible from the front. So you still need to …Problem is that these aren't visible from the front. So you still need to use your arm anyway!


use them when traffic is behind you based on the build up of traffic behind you due to the massive differential of bike speed vs engine powered vehicles.
It will likely have a disclaimer about using these in addition to hand signals anyway.
trbal02/12/2019 17:13

Only IPX4 so probably no good in the rain.Whatever happened to arm/hand …Only IPX4 so probably no good in the rain.Whatever happened to arm/hand signals?Is the current thinking that I see that when turning right move across to the centre of the road just prior to the turning without signals the new way?If this improves safety then fine but if your going to move your hand to operate the button then why not just indicate the way all drivers expect.Good deal none the less.


Arm signals aren't very clear at night which is a good portion of the time at the moment and navigating the often rough road surfaces one handed can be a bit treacherous. With this device you can have the controller sitting beside your thumb so you can push the directions without even taking your hand off the bar, the indicator arrow will show clearly directly in front of other road users and it will stay flashing for some time.

I have this device and still use arm signals as I normally do, as someone noted you still need them for people in front of you but I like to have something that people can not just see where I'm planning to go but just something else to light me up at night.

I'm not sure how long it will last as it feels pretty cheap although it's reasonably well protected from the rain since it's sheltered on the backpack. I'd be interested to know of any good alternatives as it's something I've wanted for a while but not seen anything else I thought was good, Garmin had a system to tie their Varia lights together but aside from being pricey I didn't think it was very effective as it used a pair of red lights down on the seat stays.
MR112302/12/2019 18:08

What's the need for the plus sign on deal image, it's more clearer without …What's the need for the plus sign on deal image, it's more clearer without it.


Those are just the markings on the device but you don't really see them when the LEDs are active.
Do they make one that flashes:
"I do my best not to slow you down, but if you must insist on overtaking me when there's another car approaching in the other direction, make sure you give 1.5 metres clearance. And no I don't need to pay road tax. You dumb motha funkster.".

Just wondering
Mr_Gus02/12/2019 18:26

Grip, speed momentum, the ability to use brakes & control body & bike …Grip, speed momentum, the ability to use brakes & control body & bike through a turn (for instance) especially in adverse conditions / slippy roads.Yes I still signal & likely would even with this on a pack.I doubt there is nothing to stop car owners from using hand signals just that indicators make it easier.(my grandads car still had those "flap board indcators" you pulled a rope / button to activate to signal turning) ..progress eh!?


Bit tricky using hand signals to turn left in a car. I know you rotate your right arm out the window and palm up in the car for straight on lol. As for cornering it's slow in and fast out not fast all the way round.
Edited by: "trbal" 2nd Dec 2019
furiousjammin02/12/2019 17:03

You get it, i get it, and (i would hope) the majority of HUKD gets it.But …You get it, i get it, and (i would hope) the majority of HUKD gets it.But what about 80 year old Betty in her VW Polo on her way back from Bingo...


She will run you over regardless
furiousjammin02/12/2019 17:03

You get it, i get it, and (i would hope) the majority of HUKD gets it.But …You get it, i get it, and (i would hope) the majority of HUKD gets it.But what about 80 year old Betty in her VW Polo on her way back from Bingo...


That’s more of an argument as to wether our dear old Betty should even be legally on the road at her age without prior displaying competency behind the wheel and a competent base of current knowledge regarding the Highway Code
What about if it runs out of battery during a ride?
alieus_uk2503/12/2019 07:21

What about if it runs out of battery during a ride?


Once you switch it on and the battery 🔋 is lower than 20% a red light will indicate that.
Edited by: "sisqoboy" 3rd Dec 2019
Bought, thanks! 🙃
Ordered, thank you!
Thanks OP. Excellent thing for my son who cycles to an early morning job every weekend.
This is a great bit of kit. Had one for 12+ months and so good, just needs charging every 12 or so hours of use
alieus_uk2503/12/2019 07:21

What about if it runs out of battery during a ride?


You are on a bike, a battery doesn't have legs, if it did they would be very short legs, you can cycle faster than the battery can run!
(That is what you meant right)!?
andrewwedlock12303/12/2019 09:13

This is a great bit of kit. Had one for 12+ months and so good, just needs …This is a great bit of kit. Had one for 12+ months and so good, just needs charging every 12 or so hours of use


good to hear, likely knock that time back for cold weather use its still good enough (take battery kit in or battery will get cold sluggish & hate you)!
drummerian02/12/2019 17:17

Currently debating on of these myself. I ride everyday to and from work in …Currently debating on of these myself. I ride everyday to and from work in the dark.Agree with what you're saying about moving your hand to operate a button being just as easy, but I like the idea of a 'latched' button, the reason being that in some corners it's much better/necessary for me to have both hands on my bars (+brakes!) and this would allow for this where arm signalling would not.


Yup, I encounter roundabouts & have problems with cars ignoring my hand signalling & lane positioning this could help stability potential on slick road days when you just have a car behind you (not ahead obviously)
furiousjammin02/12/2019 16:40

So does a right arrow mean the bike is intending to turn right, or is it …So does a right arrow mean the bike is intending to turn right, or is it an instruction for traffic behind to overtake on the right?Could be a costly area for confusion.


And does the up arrow mean "I'm about to turn the rockets on" or "run me over"?
Mr_Gus02/12/2019 17:08

It simply wouldn't carry much sway in court ..but maybe Betty would have …It simply wouldn't carry much sway in court ..but maybe Betty would have her manslaughter charges reduced.


Who cares about court? The primary motivation on the roads (whether on foot, 2 wheels or 4) is to stay safe and keep others safe. Legal arguments of who would be in the "right" should always be secondary.
reality_check03/12/2019 07:20

That’s more of an argument as to wether our dear old Betty should even be l …That’s more of an argument as to wether our dear old Betty should even be legally on the road at her age without prior displaying competency behind the wheel and a competent base of current knowledge regarding the Highway Code


the Daily Fail said "allegedly" betty likes a tipple of sherry at Xmas ...she's clearly been drink driving for the last 40 years, ...hang her I say. 👎

...and lettuce gives you cancer.
Thanks for bringing the truth to the nation Lord Rothermere
furiousjammin02/12/2019 17:03

You get it, i get it, and (i would hope) the majority of HUKD gets it.But …You get it, i get it, and (i would hope) the majority of HUKD gets it.But what about 80 year old Betty in her VW Polo on her way back from Bingo...


The cyclist shouldn't automatically move out just because they have given a signal. They should look behind to check if it's clear so the responsibility is on both parties not just the driver.
ANDYGUY02/12/2019 18:01

I am 73 and i get it clearly. And Betty does as well i presume because …I am 73 and i get it clearly. And Betty does as well i presume because she has been driving possibly a few decades more than you


It's quite easy to get it when sat on a computer and you have a second or two to process it. But I can certainly imagine this being dangerous for people who haven't seen these before (which is most people) and have to process it in a split second.

I think this is one of those technologies that is best avoided until it's more widely used and known about. Let the pioneers take the risk first
alieus_uk2503/12/2019 07:21

What about if it runs out of battery during a ride?


It shouldn't matter because the cyclist should still be using hand signals as well as their natty backpack indicator lights.
edanfalls03/12/2019 09:30

Who cares about court? The primary motivation on the roads (whether on …Who cares about court? The primary motivation on the roads (whether on foot, 2 wheels or 4) is to stay safe and keep others safe. Legal arguments of who would be in the "right" should always be secondary.


M'lud my defence counsel would like to express his view on the case via interpretational dance & mime ... Marcel Marceau Q.C.
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