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Old 05-25-08, 11:32 PM   #1
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High-Vis Backpack

I bought this back pack a while ago and thought I should share it with the forum.

I bought it for motorcycling but never saved up enough money for the motorcycle I wanted. I kept the bag, and then when I recently took up bicycling (mainly mountain biking), it started coming in very handy.



Below is the website I got it from. It is an English website and I live in the US, but they shipped it to me in a timely manner. The main website is currently down, but there is a link on the page to an alternate site that sells the same items.

http://www.bikeseen.com/

Here is a direct link to the shop page. The bag is at the bottom.

http://www.icu-ucme.co.uk/shop1.php

The Back pack is of pretty good quality. It holds all of my tools and various bicycle accessories I like to bring (chain, lock, pump, wallet etc...). The reflective strips are sewn on, sturdy, and are very reflective from many directions. There may be higher quality high-vis bags out there, but my experience with this one has been good, so I thought I would share instead of just lurking.
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Old 05-26-08, 06:08 AM   #2
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very cool! I currently ride with a black backpack... :ninja: but it has looooots of reflecties.
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I always hate covering my screaming yellow cycling windbreaker with a dull red backpack, but I have always had trouble finding bright-colored backpacks.
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Bam.

http://www.identi-tape.com/refl-fabric-gateway.html


Add to any pack/bag/pannier to make it reflective/eye-catching.
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Depending on your riding position (upright vs. racing and the full range between) ones back is often not the most area facing to the rear. If riding in drops ones butt is more prominent. In that case hi-vis shorts may be a better choice.

Unless in a very upright position the lower/bottom part of backpack shows the most vs. the design in the OP photo.

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Made for motorcycles, but would be useful on a bicycle as well:

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...g-p-16140.html

I can attest to the safty-ness of their hi-viz stuff--I wear one of their Roadcrafter suits in hi-viz color and definitely get "seen" better by motorists, than when I'm wearing dark leather... even on a motorcycle with daytime running lights "I didn't see them" is no. 1 excuse used to get off all charges after having killed a biker. Sound familiar?
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Unless in a very upright position the lower/bottom part of backpack shows the most vs. the design in the OP photo.
Which is why Bailyworks runs a strip of reflective material across the bottom of their bags.
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