Hi-Viz Vest

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by eric1514, May 16, 2012.

  1. eric1514

    eric1514 (R)

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    A Hi-Viz vest at Home-Depot costs about $20. A motorcycle specific vest runs $50 and up. Is it worth paying the extra dough?

    Thanks,
    Eric
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  2. moggi1964

    moggi1964 Tiger Keeper

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    I did and it is a much better made product.

    I got it from the high-vis company you find in the Vendor section and they do offer a discount to ADV Members though I didn't bother as it was good value in my opinion.

    ACTUALLY mine cost less than $20 (i didn't realize) and it still supports an ADV vendor
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  3. a2ronm

    a2ronm Been here awhile

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  4. JR356

    JR356 Long timer

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  5. ranmafan

    ranmafan Been here awhile

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    Hardly. Bought the cheapest of the cheapest mesh "traffic safety" vests years ago myself.

    Does it fly off at highway speed? No. Is it bright and reflective? Yes. Does it impede airflow much? No.

    What else could you possibly need from a hi-viz vest, seriously?
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  6. VStromTom

    VStromTom Long timer

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    Other than a lot of the safety vests have velcro rather than zippers, the cheapies work just fine. The velcro fasteners are a PITA tho, IMO. Damn things stick to everything, but the vests make you more noticeable which is the goal.
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  7. danh600

    danh600 Been here awhile

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    That pretty much sums it up.

    I did buy one at cyclegear. It had the elastic ties at the bottom to keep it from riding up. The safety vest we have at work don't have those. I also liked the cyclegear one because it had more reflective material then most other vest.
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  9. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    It does need to mc specific. I wore an engineers vest for years I liked that one because it had a belt in addition to the zipper so it would not flap at high speeds. I just would look for something that has a zipper and fits you kind of close.
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