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    Retroreflective vest, sash, etc.

    I'm looking for a reflective vest to make myself more visible in light and dark conditions. My jacket has some reflective stripes on it but they aren't as noticeable as I would like.

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    Something I can wear over my Showers Pass jacket without interfering a lot with the ventilation. (back flap, etc.)

    Something I can also wear over my regular shirts when it's not raining/cold.

    This looks promising (also available in lime/white):


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    top places I can think of off hand would be Harbor Freight, Home Depot maybe wallyworld/target/kmart

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    I like this ANSI Class II model: http://www.safetygearonline.com/prod...?tid=4&pid=182 It has high-quality OmniBrite reflective tape. I think you're best off with the neon-lime color for the vest itself.



    On my vest, I also ironed an additional stripe of iron-on ScotchLite tape around the bottom, below the vest's bottom stripe of OmniBrite. When wet, the satin-finish tape loses significant reflectivity, whereas the glossy vinyl tape does not. When dry, the satin-finish tape seems to reflect a bit better. In any case, more is better.


    [SIZE="1"]Vest plus a customized Pearl Izumi Zephyr jacket, reflective legbands and riding pants with reflective stripe down the sides. If they can't see that, they probably don't have their lights turned on.[/SIZE]

    By the way, reflective legbands are an inexpensive boost to reflectivity, too. They're down low where low-beam headlights will hit them strongly, they move to attract peoples' attention, and they're 360 visible. I use the Jog-A-Lite ones from REI ($5 each). I also use a Planet Bike BRT-STRAP, which is somewhat reflective and also has an LED light tube that runs off one CR2032 coin cell:


    [SIZE="1"]Planet Bike's blinkie legband[/SIZE]
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    The refective strips on these stand out like a sore thumb. Most of the road crews around here wear them at night and they are extremely noticeable.


    http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/s...tegoryId=15080
    [SIZE="2"][SIZE="3"]Eat to Live[/SIZE][/SIZE]...[SIZE="3"]not the other way around[/SIZE]

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    Perhaps an Amphipod Xinglet?

    I recently purchased the Amphipod Xinglet to increase my visibility at night. I was looking for something that would not restrict my motion, become too hot and supplement the bright green/yellow t-shirt I wear. That being said, I'm 6'1" and it seems the Amphipod Xinglet just reaches my waist. It is a comfortable fit for me but if I was taller or had a thicker waist line it might not fit as well.

    Amphipod Xinglet

    http://www.amphipod.com/440-448/440.html



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    I can get to that site, but none of their links work for me. Tried two different browsers. Not sure what is wrong but I think it's them.

    Thanks tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweezak
    I can get to that site, but none of their links work for me. Tried two different browsers. Not sure what is wrong but I think it's them.

    Thanks tho.
    That's odd. Their links are working OK for me at this time.

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    Ackkk!!! THE GOGGLES, THEY DO NOTHING!

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