Recommendations for a commuter jacket

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Polite, 29 Jan 2018.

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  1. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Or stick on a builder's style hi-viz vest over the top. Cycling events quite often give these out for free, although they're cheap at workwear places.

    RE: other posts,
    IME, if you do get hit, looking like a radioactive banana makes the subsequent insurance claims simpler.
     
  2. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Altura night vision, I've got 2, wash them and nixwax them maybe twice a year :blush:
    I tend to get hot while on the move, even in subzero temperature, so I wear maximum 2 layers under my NV.
     
  3. Jenkins

    Jenkins Veteran

    Location:
    Felixstowe
    Another vote for the Altura Night Vision, but don't dismiss the Endura Gridlock as it has under arm zip vents for cooling but only one front and one rear pocket.
     
  4. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Paramo is as good as it gets at ticking breathable AND waterproof. Expensive but soooo worth it.
    I have the Velez light smock. Downside is bulk.

    I have the Proviz too. It’s bright, bulky, and a bit boil in the bag, also it’s cold. However for night riding/being seen it’s the dogs doo dahs IF you can live with the downsides.

    Now if Paramo made a reflective jacket....
     
    Last edited: 30 Jan 2018
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  5. Randy Butternubs

    Randy Butternubs Senior Member

    This is probably obvious to most of you but maybe not to all. That black Altura jacket is covered in retro-reflectives, like almost all cycle wear, which will light you up like a Christmas tree when a headlight shines on you.

    Fluorescents (yellow/orange/pink high vis) don't work at night as they need sunlight, and are irrelevant anyway compared to retro-reflectives and lights.

    The value of fluorescents (if any) is at dusk/dawn/low light when it isn't dark enough for lights and retro-reflectives to really pop.
     
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