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post #1 of 11 Old Sep 17th, 2007, 8:32 am Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any experience with this? I'm looking for something to make me stand out in a crowd. One more question, who has the best price? Tk's in advance. MK

*Olympia Nova Hi Vis Mesh Tech Vest*

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post #2 of 11 Old Sep 17th, 2007, 9:34 am
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Instead of spending $70.00 for a "Hi Vis Mesh Tech Vest" reflective vest you might want to consider stopping by your local industrial safety supply store and get one for $12.99....

I don't think the fashion police will dock you any points since you're going to look like a geek anyway.

Seriously, if you want to get noticed wear a white helmet and install a hyperlight on your high beam and leave it on all the time. You'll piss off a lot of people since they'll think you're the "man" - and Harley riders will stop waving at you. No great loss either way if it keeps some cager from pulling a left in front of you.
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Hi Vis

Try and get one with a zip as the velcro will stop working / is not very good and the vest ends up flapping about.

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Olympia Nova Hi Vis Mesh Tech Vest

Don't waste your time on the cheap industrial version. They flop around and are pain. I purchased the Olympia vests and really like them. Anything that gets peoples attention is good.

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The Olympia is top notch. I was concerned about it being too hot as an extra layer this summer, but it's ventilated enough and caused no problems. Very well made.

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post #6 of 11 Old Sep 17th, 2007, 5:28 pm
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The military option

The Army Safety Program provided all of my soldiers with Icon Milspec vests as part of our unit safety program--top quality mesh vests with zippers, id pockets, etc.

If you're active or reserve military, see what your local safety office might do for you.
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Clarification

I should have said "all of my soldiers participating in our motorcycle safety program" instead of "all soldiers." It was a good deal for the individual and for the well-being of the command.
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I have seen Paul Mitchell (member on this site) on several occasions in his hi-viz Olympia vest. It stands out -- day or night. The only thing more visible is a hi-viz jacket.
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I have seen Paul Mitchell (member on this site) on several occasions in his hi-viz Olympia vest. It stands out -- day or night. The only thing more visible is a hi-viz jacket.
If I wasn't already in the market for a new jacket, I'd have gone with the Olympia vest. Instead, I just went ahead and got the Hi-Vis AST since I was getting a whole new jacket. If you can't see me, you're blind.
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post #10 of 11 Old Sep 18th, 2007, 7:22 am Thread Starter
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As always this forum comes through again. I would like to thank for all the information. I have one more item, to add to the wish list. I too wish I'll had bought the hi-viz jacket but I will have to settle for the vest. Again, tk's/MK

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Indded I vote for the Olympia -- I have the vest And the parka -- GREAT vis -- BTSOOM
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