Joe Rocket Military Spec Vest
Well, I am Military so I have to wear high vis any time I ride. So I picked this up.
It flows GREAT AIR. It is made of 98% mesh with the exception of some textile highly reflective night piping, and a plastic zipper pocket on the left breast.
Sold in SM/ MD, and LG/ XL and maybe bigger but trust me if you are 200 lbs and under go with the SM/MD even for over your gear. I got the LG/XL and it is GIGANTIC.
Overall I think this should be about 20-30 dollars but it is what it is.
March 5, 2015
great vest for the $
Great vest for the $ w/free shipping too! It could use one more pocket but other than that it achieves it's purpose
June 30, 2014
Does it's job
Satisfies the requirements of my Army duty station. Fits over my jacket and definitely sticks out. Happy with what I got for the price. My only complaint is the ID holder. My CAC card doesn't fit flush in the cardholder. The pocket is way too big. It would have been nice to have it fit, right now, while in the holder you can only see the top 1/4 of the ID. Kind of defeats the purpose.
April 19, 2014
This vest definitely makes you more visible
From my bicycling days, I know that I am basically invisible to cars and the other predators on the road. It is even worse now with cell phones and other distractions. As a new member of the powered two-wheel world, I wanted to do anything and everything to TRY to be noticed. This vest helps. I have seen drivers start out and then stop - I can only assume that the bright yellow thing with the yellowy-green helmet finally pierced their attention window.
I am 200 lb and got the L/XL. Plenty of room for a jacket, but at its smallest fits my torso with no flapping. It does block some airflow, but I find that I like that at 30-50 mph (my usual ride) even on a 80F+ day. My durability rating is a hope - it seems well made with good materials and strong stitching. A pocket or two would have been nice. All in all, I am very happy with this purchase.
September 2, 2013
Good Solid Hi-Vis vest
The vest is really easy to fit over your riding gear. It has velcro fasteners on the side to help tailor the fit. I found it's easier to leave it on the jacket so you don't have to keep putting it on.
My only complaint is that I was hoping it was more of the lime green Hi-Viz color and less of a traditional bright yellow.
In either case, riding through dense traffic in NYC I have noticed a difference in the reaction time of cars. They are more likely to notice you. This has been especially helpful when commuting in the rain after the sun is down or before it's up.
January 14, 2012