Oxford Hi Vis Active Bright Vest
Excellent so far
My wife bought me this for my birthday. The only problem is she won't let me leave the house without it. ( It is so bright it is almost embarrassing!! especially for someone like me used to wearing a dark jacket) It is very comfortable to wear and the Hi-viz aspect is very noticeable. I feel like I am like a lit up Christmas tree going down the road. If they don't notice you wearing this, they must be not even looking. I was impressed with the quality and fine details of this vest. The zipper has small covers on both the top and bottom so that you don't scratch your tank or your jacket, and there is a little hidden pocket in the front to hold some I.D. or a Nexus card. I am very happy with this vest and can't imagine a better one.
June 28, 2016
This Oxford vest is a great cut for riders, with plenty of give and stretch. It fits closely and is short enough to not interfere with my riding gear. Many construction-style vests are simply too long for practical use as a rider, this one is designed with motorcyclists in mind.
It has protection over the zipper at top and bottom to reduce paint dings.
My only gripe is that after three years of daily use (I mean daily), my old one faded, so I had to purchase a new one. Hopefully this one is a bit more colorfast. There was no degradation of the reflectivity, only of the brightness of the yellow.
You are paying for the fit and finish on this product. It's a bit pricey, but given the cheaper alternatives, I came back to this vest because it does not interfere with my gear or flap in the wind at all. Works very nicely for ladies, even though it does tend to accentuate your figure. That could be good or bad, I guess!
April 26, 2016
I'm really glad I got this vest, it doesn't flap around like the one I had before and being short is actually very convenient because I can easily lift it and reach my pockets. For me it's a requirement since I ride in military installations. The hidden pocket is a nice detail since I need to keep my ID handy. The zippers are also very easy to engage even for the small pocket.
I'm 5'10", 175 lbs and got the large. It fits very nicely over all my jackets.
April 25, 2016
Glad about my decision to buy this vest--would readily recommend it to my buddies.
I would suggest to the Oxford folks that they make the zipper a little heavier duty. Mine has already come disconnected from the bottom up, but I was able to get it rejoined so that it functions normally again.
April 5, 2016
Great vest for the price
This vest fits snugly as promised. It is highly visible, not quite the leather biker look, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. The length surprises most people as they expect it to go below the waist. I say why bother with extra length since you're sitting on a bike with that portion hidden...that is, unless you're planning on directing traffic frequently.
January 25, 2016
The vest fits well over a jacket and the visibility is excellent with big reflectors!
August 19, 2015
Great Hi-Viz Vest
I purchased this hi-viz vest to fit over my 3 season Joe Rocket jacket. It fits over my jacket perfect. The compression fit clings to the jacket without being tight. Also, it doesn't flap around at all.
Overall great product. Product also has an easy access ID pocket on the front
4x vest fit well over my 3x jacket
June 29, 2015
This vest is bright, highly reflective, and very comfortable to wear! I am 5'6", 130 lbs. and measured around the fullest part of my jacket, with all the liners still inside, and came up with approximately 42 inches. So, I purchased the XL, as I didn't want a very snug fit, just wanted it to sit, comfortably and nicely, upon the jacket. It fit just as I wanted it to! I think the highly reflective stripping is situated in the best position, up and down. The only thing one might take note of, is, the zipper needs to be securely seated before one tries to zip it up, and care to make sure the zipper is fully down before you try to undo it to take it off. Totally, thoroughly satisfied!!!
April 4, 2015