I’ve never been more excited upon receiving an email to do a review of a light-up hoodie. Electric MVMT has designed an original glow-in-the-dark, light-up hoodie in several color schemes. I received my package from them very fast and got to playing around with it this weekend.
At first I wasn’t sure what to think about how this thing was even going to operate. Upon opening the package, which arrived in a simple brown box with the product packaged in a clear bag inside, I unzipped the sweatshirt to find a battery pack inserted in an inside small Velcro pocket. I instantaneously started laughing and the only thought that came to mind was, “wow, I’m totally gonna get electrocuted if I wear this in the rain.”
The wires are strategically connected from the battery pack to the colored light-up tubing that runs along the length of the zipper into the lining of the hood. It’s quite nifty (yes I totally just said, nifty) how it all is intertwined, sewn inside and connected. Please note though that the batteries are NOT included. The sweatshirt requires 2 Double A batteries (AA).
The hoodie I received was perfect; white with pink light-up tubing. The battery pack inside has 1 button on it, as initially I figured it was one click on, one click off. To my surprise, however it was not like that at all! It was 1 click for on, the second click makes the light-up tubing blink slowly AND THEN, a third click will make you feel like you’re at a rave. The light-up tubing repeatedly blinks very fast and the fourth and final click will turn the lights off.
The sweatshirt is definitely high-quality, as Electric MVMT is selling them for originally $90.00 on their website (currently they’re on sale for $65.00). They come in Black with Blue Illumination, Black with Pink Illumination, White with Blue Illumination and White with Pink Illumination. I have to say the truth, I kind of want each color combo!
They’ve taken the time to not only create a glow-in-the-dark, light-up design that is unique and not really seen before, but they’ve also given you the quality of a soft, nice fitting sweatshirt, a custom sewn-in label and a cute little embroidered design on the sleeve of the hoodie which is a circle with 3 lines in the middle – which just happens to be their logo.
I have to say that Electric MVMT really took the time to think out and design a product that is not only creative and most definitely unique, but is also comfortable, stylish and well put together. They didn’t skimp on any area of the product itself and that’s hard to find these days. A lot of companies figure if they’re putting the money into one aspect of the design (say the light-up technology Electric MVMT has) then why bother with a custom label or even add the additional embroidered logo. Overall they’ve done a great job with this sweatshirt and I would recommend anyone to shop with them!
Now, I will not say for sure whether or not the wired technology in the lining is dangerous at all in certain weather conditions, though my Dad has assured me that I will not get electrocuted (lol). The only thing about the sweatshirt is it’s slightly delicate or at least I feel so to handle with the battery pack in the Velcro pocket. It’s behind the normal sweatshirt pocket so not really in the way but there’s extra wire hanging out that could possibly snag on something especially if that hoodie is left unzipped when worn. I don’t find this to be a huge problem or become any sort of disaster if it did snag on something but I’d worry it might mess up the ability to light the sweatshirt up if it did catch.
There is one final thing that leaves me wondering about this product and that’s that there are no washing instructions. I mean, not that I’m a slob, but you’ve given me a white hoodie here, what if I need to wash it – clearly I cannot throw this thing in the washing machine. I didn’t expect a tag to have washing instructions because I felt they’ve paid a lot of close attention to detail already, however a print out in the package might have been nice, even to simply state ‘hand-wash’ or perhaps maybe I need to unhook something before doing so. I’m guessing it’s going to be just a spot treatment type process and assuming they don’t expect you to wear this out every day (though it’d be a lot of fun to) to where you’d dirty it so much, but clothes do need to be washed at some point in time. But overall, aside from my conscious thoughts on how I’d get this clean IF I did indeed dirty it, I really love this damn thing and I had an impromptu photo-shoot in the dark with my Mom wearing the hoodie AND I even got it on the dog.
Electric MVMT does not currently sell any other products, but it looks as if they plan on including some accessories in the near future. They are in several retail stores that you can find on their website and they explain that their hoodies have you covered for every occasion from, “Out at the club, on a bike, hitting the bars, or recovering from a rough night with an early morning jog.” Hey, think of it this way, now people don’t have to wear those goofy reflector vests when they go for a run at night, just hit up Electric MVMT for a nice glow-in-the-dark, light-up hoodie! You’ve heard it here first – I think they should make some glow-in-the-dark animal clothing next. Just saying!
Electric MVMT, “the best thing to happen to clothing since the invention of the button.” Check them out on Facebook and on their Website while the hoodies are still on sale! I’ll definitely be heading back to pick up a few more for myself too!