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High Visibility Jacket

Old 01-03-21, 11:32 PM
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High Visibility Jacket

Can someone recommend an inexpensive high visibility jacket (or maybe a vest) in a 3XL? I bike mainly in dry weather, 35-45 degrees...

Thanks.
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Old 01-04-21, 02:54 AM
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In Australia they sell high visibility clothing for workplaces. They are also good for cycling. There are a lot of different jackets to choose from. Some are not very expensive. I don't know where you are from, or what they sell there.
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I got my money's worth out of Showers Pass Transit jacket, but it's neither cheap nor inexpensive (unless you count 5 winters of commuting, then it's a lot less expensive than a cheaper one every year or two!).
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Originally Posted by taylorgeo View Post
Can someone recommend an inexpensive high visibility jacket (or maybe a vest) in a 3XL? I bike mainly in dry weather, 35-45 degrees...

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I just bought this from Amazon. Its not particularly warm, but does offer good wind protection and I like it since i prefer to layer. I bought it for 40-50 degree riding but fortunately we have had high 50's so far this year and its too warm with a long sleeve jersey and this at 55+

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I bought a cycling jacket from amazon. It is a very light jacket, basically just the shell with no liner, enough to keep the wind off you but keep you warm if you dress warm underneath. Usually I generate so much heat while riding that it keeps me warm in cool or cold weather. All I need is a cotton T-shirt and my cycling pants. And it's bright yellow for visibility.

You mention 35-40 degree weather, if that's Celsius then you probably wouldn't want to wear this jacket as it would be too hot. In that situation, I wear shorts and a moisture wicking, brightly colored T-shirt.
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Originally Posted by taylorgeo View Post
Can someone recommend an inexpensive high visibility jacket (or maybe a vest) in a 3XL? I bike mainly in dry weather, 35-45 degrees...

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Take a look at J&G Cyclewear, in Oregon.

They've got a couple that might suit you. Cycling jackets, both of them, and in bright high-viz yellow.

Yellowjacket wind jacket -- available in 3XL (54-56" chest) and 4XL (57-60" chest); with cyclist's cut, pit zips; $65 for 3XL size.

Waterproof rain jacket -- available up to 3XL; with cyclist's cut, pit zips; $45 for 3XL size.

Not as inexpensive as some, but durable, functional, decently made.
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Ikea sells a very inexpensive vest with reflective stripes and flourescent orange color. It is about $5 per vest. I use one at night that has lasted me about 10 years so far. It is very similar to what road crews use in appearance...
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Some great options here! Thanks so much!
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I just use a mesh road work vest that I can put over anything. It does bind up on occasion but I felt it was a good choice to be able to throw over whatever I was wearing.
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I got a couple yellow shirts ya see the highway workers wear for road stuff, as far as im concerned the brighter the better, screw fashion or looking like a Pelton drop out when safety is concerned .....drivers where I am are turds
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Aerotech Designs has a good selection of Big/Tall bike wear. Here's their jacket page:

Aerotech Design Jackets
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I got a couple yellow shirts ya see the highway workers wear for road stuff, as far as im concerned the brighter the better, screw fashion or looking like a Pelton drop out when safety is concerned .....drivers where I am are turds
Seems like a great solution considering the warm weather is around the corner up here.

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Aerotech Designs has a good selection of Big/Tall bike wear. Here's their jacket page:

Aerotech Design Jackets
Nice stuff! Thanks for the link!
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Originally Posted by Altair 4 View Post
Aerotech Designs has a good selection of Big/Tall bike wear. Here's their jacket page:

Aerotech Design Jackets
yes, thanks .....just ordered a nice hi viz jacket!!!!
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