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    hi-viz coat w/ pitzips?

    Anybody know a blinding hi-viz ANSI style raincoat w/ pitzips? Nobody seems to really go all out w/ the blinding color.

    We have this high dollar coat w/ ventilation up the wazoo but a matte finish:

    http://showerspass.com/cart/product_...484ded0794a67e

    This one that is not water or wind proof:

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=1130

    and this one which is hi-viz but not very ventilated:

    http://www.rei.com/product/759790

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    I have the Showers Pass Elite in the red...it's a bright red and everyone comments on it...but I would prefer a bright neon yellow for visibility. The yellow Elite is almost a mustard yellow. The Showers Pass Club jacket is lighter (and brighter) but not as durable as the higher end stuff. The best I've seen in the visibility department is the Pearl Izumi. They are so bright as to be almost hard to look at. Note that Pearl Izumi sizes run VERY small.

    http://www.pearlizumi.com/product.ph...uct_id=1231842
    Last edited by Tweezak; 10-07-2008 at 09:24 PM.

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    By the way, that REI jacket has removable sleeves...you can see from the pic that the zips start at the pit so you might be able to partially unzip the sleeves for pit ventilation. I'm not sure if it has a back flap tho.

    And...the Illuminite fabric will help your nighttime visibility. If that had waterproof zippers, I'd be all over it.

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    Here is another one that has more mechanical ventilation (openings) than that REI illuminite one:

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=1130

    I would be all over the illuminite one if I had more confidence in the venting. But it wasn't at the local REI last weekend so no hands-on exposure.

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