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    Looking for a reflective vest...

    I need a reflective vest for riding in the dark. I have bike clothes, so I figure one of the basic hi-vis yellow with reflective stripes to wear over them would work fine. Where can I find one of these for a reasonable price?

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    Hi-viz yellow jogger belt from Walmart or a sporting goods store. Vests have limited visibility unless you ride sitting straight up. If you have a rack/bag, put the belt around the bag. Put some reflective stickers on the back of your helmet and use lots of lights.
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    Watch Bonktown and Chainlove.
    Vests, at a reasonable price, pop up every now and then.

    Otherwise Performance.

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    Check your local yellow pages for "Saftey equipment". We have two saftey suply places here in a medium sized city, so I should think most major cities would have at least one. The place I use has a selection that kind of surprised me the first time I went- maybe five or so different styles, some styles available in different sizes, and you can check them out with your own eyes and fingers so you understand exactly what you`re getting before you buy. If you ride year round, I suggest getting big enough to fit over your winter gear.

    EDIT: By the way, some vests only have reflective panels front and back, but most of them are wrap around.

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    I saw they carry them in Eastern Mountain Sports. As mentioned, Performance has them.
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    all vests are not equal... there's a series of threads over in bikeforums on this, in the commuting forum I thinks.

    here's what I bought, along w a handy video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYuI2gyUafE

    read the comments for where to buy
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    * not actually waterproof.

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    So, I would recommend a reflective sash and perhaps one of those little triangle belts as well as ankle bands. That way they work with whatever layers you have on or off. They have very very reflective ones for not much money at REI.
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    I have a reflective vest with flashing LEDs front and rear. I'm pretty visible.

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    Alert-shirt.com. I also like their wicking hi-viz reflective t-shirts.

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    Those are pretty good prices on those Alert-shirt T-shirts.

    Are they any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim Again, Soon
    Those are pretty good prices on those Alert-shirt T-shirts.

    Are they any good?
    I like 'em. They're comfy, well-constructed, and aren't fading. They also don't cling like some wicking fabrics do. I especially like the long-sleeve ones for spring and autumn. They're my default commuting shirts. The short-sleeve ones run a little big--the large I ordered were, um, generous, in the belly department--the long-sleeve ones seem true-to-size.

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    I wear a Xinglet. Tiny little thing that's easy to pack around in case you're caught out after dark.

    http://www.amphipod.com/440-448/448.html

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