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Old 03-15-09, 09:06 PM
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Intresting Reflective Wear Spotted

I was at Academy Sports today and spotted this display:



The item in front is a lightweight mesh shirt with Ansi II reflective tape sewn on it. The camera pic doesn't do the color justice--it's a very bright yellow. You can also see that they have a vest style and a full shirt in the orange color. The full shirt was $16.99. That's a lot more than you'd pay for a vest at Harbor Frieght, but this would make a great warm-weather shirt to wear by itself. I'm thinking about getting one to see how it feels on a ride, but I know going in I wouldn't get full value since I ride a recumbent with a seatback.
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I've seen those. They also come in a cotton t-shirt material and there is an orange shirt and a vest. In addition to the vests visible in the photo, there is an orange vest with wider yellow stripes under the reflective stripes. The yellow vest has orange stripes. The vests also have pockets. The local sheriff's dept. work crews wear them when picking up trash along the highways. Around here I've seen them available at Sportsman's Warehouse and Wal-Mart. I'd get one, but I have enough bright shirts and reflective vests.
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You can get polo shirts too in various "safe colors".

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Looks very similar to this:

https://www.alertshirt.com/cl2pomt.html

$11.99 at AlertShirt, available in ANSI lime or orange.
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Originally Posted by dclaryjr View Post
I was at Academy Sports today and spotted this display:



The item in front is a lightweight mesh shirt with Ansi II reflective tape sewn on it. The camera pic doesn't do the color justice--it's a very bright yellow. You can also see that they have a vest style and a full shirt in the orange color. The full shirt was $16.99. That's a lot more than you'd pay for a vest at Harbor Frieght, but this would make a great warm-weather shirt to wear by itself. I'm thinking about getting one to see how it feels on a ride, but I know going in I wouldn't get full value since I ride a recumbent with a seatback.
I have one. it is very bright.(Yellow)
It would give you More Front Visibility.
Get one.
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I just picked up a Carhartt vest at an outfitter here. Advantage is that it can be put over anything. Difficulty with that material with a shirt is that the reflective tape can only survive a limited number (30 or so) washings
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I have found that washing thing to be a big problem with most reflective clothing. I have a sash type (amphipod xinglet) thing and I have only washed it twice and it really took a hit in the reflective department.
I did see those at Disks and was thinking about it but they looked somewhat uncomfortable for long rides. Based on a pic someone took of me last weekend I'm thinking of putting some tape on the bottom of my shoe right behind the pedal so I don't slip on it. That way I can wear whatever I want and still be reflective on my recumbent. I'll still use the xinglet for my upright.
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Originally Posted by markhr View Post
You can get polo shirts too in various "safe colors".

How about long sleeved... I like long sleeve as the outstretched arm acts as my turn signal.

Currently I use orange long sleeve T shirts... would love an open collar though, and reflective material. Now that would be "cycling gear" to me.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
I have one. it is very bright.(Yellow)
It would give you More Front Visibility.
Get one.
I probably will. I have to have something like that to ride on the naval air station during hours of darkness (or reduced visibility). Right now I wear a Jogalite vest (with the shiny yellow reflective stuff). I could see going to just the shirt in the summer.
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Originally Posted by dclaryjr View Post
I probably will. I have to have something like that to ride on the naval air station during hours of darkness (or reduced visibility). Right now I wear a Jogalite vest (with the shiny yellow reflective stuff). I could see going to just the shirt in the summer.
Had mine for over one year. Washing has not effected the reflectivity at all.
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Nice find but personally I ride with nothing but fluorescent neon lime green.

More visible color than anything as I understand it.
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