Alpinestars Flare Hi Viz Vest
Does what I needed it to do.
I was using cheap visibility vest I got from the local hardware store. It crumpled up in the wind. This vest holds its shape nicely. It's simple and compact; I wear it almost every time I go out. Off the bike I stash it in my helmet with my gloves. I haven't tried it in hot weather. In general, it's just another layer you have to account for when you're suiting up.
November 24, 2014
Nice – But Overpriced!
Fact - It fits over my jacket perfectly and it is Hi Viz. It is exactly what I wanted.
Opinion - It is way overpriced for just a simple Hi Viz vest. And for such a high price for such a simple “high end” item I’d expect the finish of the final product to be better than what was delivered. This vest is made in Vietnam and had all the loose threads and other minor issues that any “lower end” mass produced product would have shipped with. This product should be $50.00 max and I think Alpinestars missed the price point for this big time.
So yes it is nice and matches all my other Alpinestars gear but I’ve never had buyers remorse from an Alpinestars purchase before this vest.
October 9, 2014
Very bright, fits well.
Very nice vest from Alpinestars. I ordered the small, and it fits well (5' 8", 120 lbs). Good looking, best looking hi-viz vest I've found. As usual with Alpinestars, feel/quality is superb. As always, I received my order in two days. Excellent service from Revzilla.
August 23, 2014
You can definitely tell the difference as it is obvious cagers see you. Sure, you feel like a dork, but this vest doesn't look nearly as bad as others. Very lightweight, so it's unobtrusive. It's a must-have.
May 26, 2014
Great on-road visibility
A stylish high viz vest by A* to go with the rest of your A* gear.
Two minor issues for me:
1. it somewhat blocks some airflow. I have the A* mesh jacket, and when wearing the vest I notice the air doesn't flow through to the body as much as it does without the vest on - still flows, just not as much.
2. At speeds greater than 100 kph, it tends to flap around the shoulders - maybe due to the upright seating position of my Honda CB400.
Both minor points and for the visibility it provides I can live with.
May 12, 2014
Good looking vest
If you have to wear a vest on base like me, this one looks about as good as any hi-viz yellow vest can. Matched my AStars jacket nicely. The quality seems to be really nice and vest fits me nice and snug.
April 22, 2014
The fit is excellent
I have just recently returned to motorcycling after 15 years. I found it is a lot more busy on the roads. You tend not to notice this as you drive your car day after day year after year. I was being cut off at least once every 100km. Not a good average. The Alpinestars Flare hi vis vest is a must. It fits snug over my jacket. I gave mine to my son and have purchased a second one for myself.
April 7, 2014
Best looking high viz gear!
This vest is extremely bright. You will be seen! In my opinion it actually looks good too (at least as good as a neon vest could possibly look). The elastic sides make it form fitting to what ever your wearing. And the zipper pocket on the left side is convenient for carrying small things like insurance or ID.
January 27, 2014