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    Default HiViz recs for night time

    I saw a ride pre-dawn wearing a jacket which was so incredibly reflective, I thought he was TRON coming down the road.

    I think it may have been the Proviz Reflect 360. Anyone using this stuff?

    Anyone else have a recommendation for a good HiViz winter jacket for nighttime riding?
     

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    Default Re: HiViz recs for night time

    I have a Proviz vest and love it. Mine is orange, so not the reflect 360, but it has plenty of reflective panels for night riding. The build quality is great on mine and I’ve had it for over 5 years.
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    The new Specialized HyperViz collection looks pretty solid. No experience myself, but it seems legit.

    I was gifted some ICNY 3M collab socks last year and wear them very frequently in the early morning or late night hours of riding. I've seen a few pictures of myself from friends I was riding with and they glow like nothing I've seen in woven materials.
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    Default Re: HiViz recs for night time

    Quote Originally Posted by vertical_doug View Post
    I saw a ride pre-dawn wearing a jacket which was so incredibly reflective, I thought he was TRON coming down the road.

    I think it may have been the Proviz Reflect 360. Anyone using this stuff?

    Anyone else have a recommendation for a good HiViz winter jacket for nighttime riding?
    I see people wearing ProViz stuff around NYC. I think ParagonSports was selling it for a while, maybe Bicycle Habitat. The all-reflective jackets are amazingly bright. I don't think I have seen anything that bright, and in a city with a multitude of light sources in any intersection, the brightest thing wins.
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    Default Re: HiViz recs for night time

    I use an Amphipod reflective singlet over my cycling clothing.

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    Default Re: HiViz recs for night time

    My brother uses the Proviz super reflective jacket. All his miles are commuting in traffic. He said it doesn't breath well but does well in the rain. I can confirm that it is highly reflective.

    Does anyone remember that reflective spray paint people were talking about a while back? Did anyone ever use it?
     

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    whats the deal with jackets that are visibility and the entire back panel is black? im not worried about people hitting me head on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rec head View Post
    Does anyone remember that reflective spray paint people were talking about a while back? Did anyone ever use it?
    I recall that Houston tagged anything that didn’t move within a 2-mile radius of his home with that paint.
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    Default Re: HiViz recs for night time

    I prefer active lights to any kind of hi-vis or reflective clothing. Whatever the current version of the Serfas TST is makes for a solid choice. With mine it's bright enough that I'm visible from a half mile away and around corners. I've actually had motorcyclists stop me and ask where I got the light.

    Another trick, if you throw a blue blinky onto your bike many motorists will assume you're police and give you a pretty wide berth.
     

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    Default Re: HiViz recs for night time

    Quote Originally Posted by zachateseverything View Post
    Another trick, if you throw a blue blinky onto your bike many motorists will assume you're police and give you a pretty wide berth.
    Haha! Excellent!
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    Default Re: HiViz recs for night time

    I do reflective a lot. I have a Proviz Switch vest for winter commuting. It's a vest. Yellow on the way in in the light, super bright reflective on the way home in the dark. But, it doesn't even try to breathe. For hard fun riding I use a Capo Padrone SL Windvest, because it does actually breathe

    Giro reflective shoes (with reflective elastic races - you wouldn't use them in a race - but for normal riding they have proved fine) and you are never going to be without your shoes.

    I've just found this FLECTR 36 - The bike wheel reflector with 36 degree visibility thanks to Cycling Tips and I might add them too.
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    Things that move catch the eye so I'll wear ankle bands when it's too warm for the completely reflective Castelli booties I have.

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    Bike cops in hi-viz protect goalposts after today’s Ohio State/Penn State game...courtesy of my youngest kid.

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    Default Re: HiViz recs for night time

    I have a Capo Hi Vis vest, and it lights up like a torch when light hits it. Not sure if they still make the line—I bought it on closeout from Signature when they dumped all of their clothing lines for Assos several years back.




    The entire back is reflective, too, fwiw.
    Last edited by happycampyer; 11-24-2019 at 12:29 AM.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by happycampyer View Post
    I have a Capo Hi Vis vest, and it lights up like a torch when light hits it. Not sure if they still make the lineóI bought it on closeout from Signature when they dumped all of their clothing lines for Assos several years back.




    The entire back is reflective, too, fwiw.
    Thatís what Iíve got. It rocks. Itís a bit thicker and warmer than my non-reflective vest, but assuming itís cool as well as dark. It rocks. I got it recently, itís still out there. They do reflective arm and leg warmers too. They rock as well.
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    Does anyone know of any reflective toe covers? I can find full booties that are reflective but not just toe covers. I probably spend 1/3 of the year with toe covers on, so i wouldn't mind some that weren't markedly harder to see than my shoes. Can anyone point me somewhere???
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    Default Re: HiViz recs for night time

    Endura used to make both reflective booties and toe covers. Not sure what their current line up is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Endura used to make both reflective booties and toe covers. Not sure what their current line up is.
    Thanks, but not anymore according to their website. Perhaps I don't represent a large enough market!
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    Default Re: HiViz recs for night time

    There is the Sugoi Zap line as well
     

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