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hi vis jackets

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by roadiewill, 23 Mar 2008.

  1. roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    im gnna get one of these to keep me visible through the spring, come to a dilema though. Im looking at these two DHB ones:

    DHB Amberly
    or
    DHB Weston

    Does anyone know/think that the Amberly will be too heavy/warm for spring riding? The Weston certainly looks like more of a light 'shell' jacket, but it hasnt got the high ratings like the Amberly has. Would it be better to get the weston and wear an extra layer if its cold, or go for the amberly???

    hmmmm...
     
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I wear a yellow hiviz gillet after dark but if it's daylight I'm happy with something bright that breathes and isn't waterproof
     
  3. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I wear a hi vis road workers vest that I found discarded on the roadside, it has saved my life many I time I feel sure.
     
  4. yenrod

    yenrod Guest


    Reckon your better off with just a hi-viz vest over a good jacket = cheap acquirement + good value cycling jacket ! :blush:
     
  5. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    Think I will stick with a hi vis Gillet. Under £5 from most DIY stores.
     
  6. mikeitup

    mikeitup Senior Member

    Location:
    Walsall

    Check your local market or £1 shops also :?:
     
  7. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    tightwads, cycle specific ones ain't that much and they'll be cut for cycling and have a tail and so on
     
  8. OP
    OP
    roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Went for the amberly, think it'll do the job.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    the amberlys perfect, used it today amd although it was quite mild, about 16C, it didnt leave me drenched in sweat or too cold. should be fine for the spring
     
  10. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    everyone's different though init, I go past people all day log wrapped up in half a dozen layers plus waterproof while I'm in short sleeve plus forum long sleeve, and just starting to find that warm
     
  11. OP
    OP
    roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    yeah I never feel the cold, thats why I was worried about the amberly being too heavy. I could easily wear shorts and a tshirt everyday if school allowed.
     
  12. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland