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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    Anyone try this lighted jacket?

    http://www.stridelite.com/

    Posted in another thread. I'm thinking about getting this too pricey thing for my wife. Has anyone actually seen it, tried it, or bought it?
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    It's like some weird firefly. Who knows what you might attract!

    I would choose reflective over something expensive and electric/electronic personally...

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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intheloonybin View Post

    I would choose reflective over something expensive and electric/electronic personally...
    But. but.... but... that's UNAMERICAN.

    Seriously, my sweetheart has a light, a very bright blinkie and wears reflective stuff. But if I can make her even a tiny bit less likely to be hit by a car on her commute through the SUV-Starbucks-Cellphone-suburbs it's money well spent, even if it seem like too much to other people.
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    I have a jacket with a light-strip that goes across the middle of my back (with steady or blink mode). It's a few years old, so the strip is likely less flexible and bright, and definitely larger, than what you show here. Despite this, I don't find it uncomfortable/annoying in any way when I ride. I usually save using it for rainy/snowy/foggy evenings. I've gotten a lot of comments on how noticeable it is.

    On the other hand, I paid more like $20 for mine (on clearance), vs. the $155 they list for that one. I'd say if you can get the price down to less than $100, it makes a nice gift item - especially if she might use it for additional activities like jogging or walking at night.

    EDIT: here is a poor-quality cameraphone picture of the jacket:
    http://mikepop.vox.com/library/photo...49a31d756.html
    Last edited by mikepop; 12-04-07 at 10:52 AM. Reason: added photo
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