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Race-cut high vis jersey

Old 08-01-13, 10:24 PM
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Race-cut high vis jersey

I like to be visible on the roads, but all of the jerseys I can find with high visibility fabric are baggy jerseys. Anyone have a recommendation for a race cut high vis jersey?
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Old 08-02-13, 02:23 AM
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Join a team with a flashy jersey? win/win.
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Most jerseys have some reflective elements, I would just look for something in bright white, yellow or green. If you just look in amazon, there are actually quite a few bright neon green jerseys available for example. Should not be too hard to find.
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If you insist on high vis lime green, the choices are limited. If you consider yellow, orange, bright red or similar colors which have good conspicuity but don't necessarily qualify as "hi vis", there are many more choices.
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The Castelli Prologo 3 jersey is available in a bright color they call acid green. However, this color is somewhat hard to find. They use this color on some of their other jerseys, but again, they are not often stocked.

I have Assos Uno jerseys in red and yellow that I like partly because of their bright colors.

If you really want to be visible, put a Rapha Hi-Vis Gilet on top of whatever you are wearing.
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Old 08-02-13, 11:41 AM
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By strange coincidence, I happened to come accross this since my last post: https://www.ardenbike.com/product/-AR...isplay_group=1
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Get fat then buy the smallest size, everything will be race fit
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Originally Posted by hyhuu View Post
get fat then buy the smallest size, everything will be race fit
lol!
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Old 08-02-13, 01:28 PM
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try a Mapei jersey...
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Twin Six makes a jersey you might be interested in. It's not a "race cut" but their large fits my 40' chest snugly. https://www.twinsix.com/gear/mens-tec...-the-lightning
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I was looking for something like that and i finally got Reebok moisture wicking t-shirts in hi viz yellow and orange in a size smaller than i usually wear and i love them...$15 at Dick's Sporting goods. I love them...
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https://www.mavic.com/en/product/appa.../Vision-Jersey
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I've got a Castelli, very nice.mmtry here
https://www.classiccycling.com/castel...13-p-2917.html
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contrast matters more than "high-vis" neon color.
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Originally Posted by billiken2bc View Post
I like to be visible on the roads, but all of the jerseys I can find with high visibility fabric are baggy jerseys. Anyone have a recommendation for a race cut high vis jersey?

Got you covered. I desired the same thing - hi viz but in a race cut. Have bought a few over the last few yrs but all had more of a club fit. Anyway, check out the Lemmon Jersey by Louis Garneau in hi viz yellow/green from Performance Bicycles. It's best to go to Performance if possible and try on different sizes for best fit. I bought one size down and fit (chest, arms, waist) is still great. Bought a large, usually wear XL or XXL. One thing though, as with all my short sleeve jerseys, for that pro look, I fold up the bottom edge of the back of the jersey several inches and safety pin into the rear pockets. Some of my pro team jerseys don't give me that racey fit as well as the Lemmon Jersey. I like the fit so much for it to be hi viz, I had to go back and buy a second one!

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I'm sure you can pick up some steeply discounted vini Fantini kit these days https://www.cyclingnews.com/giro-dita.../photos/264817

In all seriousness, why not consider white? Plenty of race cut white jerseys available.
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Euskaltel-Euskadie team jersey. Visible for miles.

Same for Lampre jerseys but I gotta draw the line somewheres.
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Originally Posted by hyhuu View Post
Get fat then buy the smallest size, everything will be race fit
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Same for Lampre jerseys but I gotta draw the line somewheres.
It'll be posted any moment now....
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It'll be posted any moment now....
My game plan discovered. Good job!
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Last year I was looking for the same thing and bought a jersey from Castelli, though I can't remember the specific model name. It may have been last year's version of their Velocissimo jersey (https://castelli-cycling.com/en/products/detail/770/), though it differs slightly in appearance from this year's model (the black stripe on the sleeve on mine is only about 3/4" wide, and the collar on mine is white). It is definitely race-cut (nice and snug). Note that Castelli's "acid green" differs from the standard hi-viz yellow-green a little bit; it has slightly more green in it. I still consider it to be a highly visible--I just wanted to point out that it differs ever so slightly from the color you see police and rescue workers wearing.
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Euskaltel-Euskadie team jersey. Visible for miles.
Plus, if you can wait a few months you'll probably find Euskaltel jerseys at a discount.
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Originally Posted by WC89 View Post

Got you covered. I desired the same thing - hi viz but in a race cut. Have bought a few over the last few yrs but all had more of a club fit. Anyway, check out the Lemmon Jersey by Louis Garneau in hi viz yellow/green from Performance Bicycles. It's best to go to Performance if possible and try on different sizes for best fit. I bought one size down and fit (chest, arms, waist) is still great. Bought a large, usually wear XL or XXL. One thing though, as with all my short sleeve jerseys, for that pro look, I fold up the bottom edge of the back of the jersey several inches and safety pin into the rear pockets. Some of my pro team jerseys don't give me that racey fit as well as the Lemmon Jersey. I like the fit so much for it to be hi viz, I had to go back and buy a second one!

I ended up going with the LG Lemmon jersey. Performance didn't have any in store but there were lots of em cheap online. Ended up getting it for $40 from campmor. I'll keep you posted when it arrives.
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Originally Posted by Mellowman View Post
contrast matters more than "high-vis" neon color.
Agreed.

I once bought a solid bright green jersey, and realized that on a sunny spring day it appeared to be the same color as the grass and the newly budded leaves on the roadside bushes.
Now I look for red, orange, or blue with some sort of pattern.
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Prendas do some very visible (though not hi-viz) jerseys, for example this: https://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ID=1903

I find it to be very visible in all conditions, plus it's a very good fit / cut.

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