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    Best mesh high viz over wear vest?

    Let me know if you have a high visibility, mesh vest that works great for wearing over your regular riding coat. I want cheap,light, not in the way, high visibility. Cheap high viz is easy to find starting @ 99cents, but what works best and isn't in the way,stays on,etc., is tougher.

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    olympia

    I bought the Olympia after checking out several others. Major advantage is the adjustability. It fits over anything, yet I wear it as "security" at events by itself.

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    You could always go to your local safety supply store and buy a vest to go over your riding jacket.

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    SafetyLine

    This outfit has a pretty good selection:

    http://www.safetyline.com/vests.aspx

    "ANSI Class II" means they meet visibility requirements and are legal for use for highway workers including flagmen.

    You want a zip-up vest on a bike. You can add a safety pin to keep it from unzipping, if needed. The zip-up vests provide more hi-viz surface to the sides than the cheap vests, too.

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    Visible vest

    Come to my town when the public works dept is doing a job, walk around the work site, take off one of those orange lemony colored things they wear from one of the guys or gals who is sleeping on the job. Works everytime and every rider in town has one! (Just kidding)

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    Quote Originally Posted by clowry View Post
    You could always go to your local safety supply store and buy a vest to go over your riding jacket.
    Yes & I've seen these as low as 99 cents but they are not user friendly for over wear on a bike. I have one of them that I wear in the woods during deer season on farm.
    I believe AKsuited has the thing, but I'll look at Olympia too

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    Since I work on a military base I have to wear a high viz vest often. I found that cheap in cost was crappy in construction. I had several that fell apart quickly. I finally settled on the Icon Mil Spec. It ain't cheap, but it works and it lasts.

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    A friend of mine, retired M/C policeman, runs a funeral escort business. He just bought a Hi-Viz vest, green w/blue trim. Now this is an experienced rider in traffic, and he says it is amnazing how much more he [is] seen / noticed than before. Even with his police lights flashing! He got his vest at a safety store. I believe he told me $10

    I myself am shopping for Hi-Viz tee shirts...in warmer weather, going to try them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71243 View Post
    ... I myself am shopping for Hi-Viz tee shirts...in warmer weather, going to try them.
    I have a tee shirt that's pretty close to international orange that I like to wear when riding when it's hot (which it is most of the time down here). My wife has commented on how bright and visible it is. Then again, I'm 6'5" so there's a lot of me to see. It's made by Carhardt.

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