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Old 07-04-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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Hi-Viz Vest

I'm in the market for a new hi-viz vest. I currently have a Bilt Hi-Viz vest that just isn't cutting it. I used to ride with a leather sportbike jacket, and the el cheapo Bilt vest worked just fine. However, I now have a Klim textile jacket and the Bilt vest rides up and flaps around my neck to the point that it is simply unusable. With the leather jacket, the flapping was bearable; it flapped, but it never rode up against my neck like it does now. I never liked the vest; it always felt cheap and flimsy, but it worked. With my new textile jacket, this vest just won't work at all.

For those of you who are using hi-viz vests, what are you using?
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:59 PM   #2
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I wear a neon yellow Hit-Air vest. It does more than just look pretty and it doesn't flap in the breeze.

There is a barely worn Fieldsheer vest hanging in my closet that fits nicely over a size medium to large jacket. If you want it for the cost of shipping, PM me.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:07 PM   #3
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I wear a neon yellow Hit-Air vest. It does more than just look pretty and it doesn't flap in the breeze.

There is a barely worn Fieldsheer vest hanging in my closet that fits nicely over a size medium to large jacket. If you want it for the cost of shipping, PM me.
That Hit-Air vest looks really great... But definitely out of my price range.

Thank you for the generous offer, but I'm solidly an XL size.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:06 PM   #4
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http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-athos-air-vest

This works better than a construction crew vest. I've seen 'em in person, and "blinding" is a rather apt descriptive!
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:11 AM   #5
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I had an Icon vest that was great when I was in the Air Force. If I was stateside I would also offer to send you that one for shipping costs. Don't need it now that I'm a civilian.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:56 AM   #6
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Olympia

I use the Olympia over my jacket and mesh suit. Very adjustable and versatile. Not inexpensive but effective.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:09 AM   #7
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+1 on the Icon Mil-Spec

I've had one for years and used it over a number of jackets and jerseys. It has nice adjustable elastic sides and fits well for me. I'm also an xl and dont seem to have any issues.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:13 AM   #8
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Icon Hi Viz - easy to adjust and a few pockets for quick storage.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:21 AM   #9
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I bought one for me and for the wife from a guy on this forum:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=43
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:18 PM   #10
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Was in the cage today and couldn't help but notice a rider wearing a high viz vest way up the road. All my gear is black or gray so I'm considering a high viz vest. What do you recommend? Thanks
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:29 PM   #11
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I use a Glowrider electro luminescent vest. It is hi vis and has added light strips for night riding. I got it on clearance as they got rid of my size (3xl). I wear it over my black leather jacket when commuting to work.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:14 AM   #12
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I wear a neon yellow Hit-Air vest. It does more than just look pretty and it doesn't flap in the breeze.
Great vest! I just got one last month and did 2,400 miles in it. It fits comfortable, light. I bought 2 extra cartridges jus in case I went down or forgot to unhook the lanyard.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:27 AM   #13
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Not a whole lot of fashion points but I got this from Amazon for my commute.

http://www.amazon.com/Neiko-Visibili...dp/B0030AA3YK/
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