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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.


    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.

    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:


    Planet Bike's blinkie legband
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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.


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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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