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Old 01-08-10, 01:42 PM   #1
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Default Hi-Viz clothing

I have been "um-ing" and "er-ing" about this since I started using bike.
No one really wears Hi-viz stuff when racing (except Vale because he loves fluorescent yellow,) but, on the roads people need to see you more then when they are on the track.

Anyway, I had never really been a fan of Hi-viz clothing, but, I bought a hi-viz vest recently, that is, in my opinion, very smart looking and I am more then happy to be "Hi-Viz & proud" now.


But, what do you think? Hi-viz still "uncool" or is it more something that is a necessity in modern biking?
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Old 01-08-10, 01:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: Hi-Viz clothing

Being visible is more important than looking cool.
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Old 01-08-10, 01:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: Hi-Viz clothing

But, does this serve both purposes; Hi-Viz
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Default Re: Hi-Viz clothing

I prefer to think I am invisible, at least that way I assume they have not seen me and ride accordingly.
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Old 01-08-10, 05:08 PM   #5
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But, does this serve both purposes; Hi-Viz
That looks better than most Hi viz council looking waist coats..where did you get that from?
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Old 01-08-10, 06:22 PM   #6
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how about the mil spec fluo waiscoat from icon
http://www.ultimatebikegear.co.uk/pr...or-Orange.html#
Tis quite cool, and gonna be my next clothing purchase
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That looks better than most Hi viz council looking waist coats..where did you get that from?
I got it from Polo in Hamm when I was in Germany

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how about the mil spec fluo waiscoat from icon
http://www.ultimatebikegear.co.uk/pr...or-Orange.html#
Tis quite cool, and gonna be my next clothing purchase
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That is £52

Mine was €25, alright it doesn’t have any pockets or a built in St. Christopher pendant, but, I bought a tank bag for storage
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Old 01-08-10, 07:11 PM   #8
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Default Re: Hi-Viz clothing

Hi-Viz kit is definitely getting more an more popular, lots of textile jacket designes now come in Black, blue, red, grey and Hi-Viz yellow. As it gets more popular, it will become less un-cool. Who cares anyway?
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Default Re: Hi-Viz clothing

It is not so much the "cool-ness" factor that bothers me, as I think I look great in my Hi-Viz and that is all that matters to me.

My main question of the thread was asking if people actually think Hi-Viz clothing makes a difference
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Old 01-08-10, 07:39 PM   #10
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This jacket looks cool
http://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/moto...rod/708/37092#
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