My current cheap over jacket needs replacing. It wasn’t great quality but it did the job. it had tons of reflective areas but they eventually ripped or fell off. What do you use? I want it to be secure (zip?) so it stays on a high speed, covers the arms for side on visbility and tons of reflective coverage.
Bascially I want to look as much of a pratt as possible :w00t:
It’s abit of a mine field looking for these online so any recommendations appreaciated.
I use one to, if the weather’s really bad/winter got a proper hi viz coat to go over the lot. Wish more manufactures made proper bike jackets that were hi viz. Kevster - were you get your discreet jacket from?
I use the £8 ‘Hi Vis Lightweight Zipped Jacket’ over my HG Goretex but the sleeves were a bit flappy in the wind so I cut them off just below the upper reflective stripe - turns it into a sort of zipped over-T-Shirt. I agree that if you’re going to wear Hi-viz something with shoulders is better as they are a big proportion of what can be seen of you on the bike, especially from the front.
I tried a Richa jacket at the NEC, didn’t feel as comfortable or fit as well as the HG one, which I now wish I got while it was on offer! Can’t say I’ve seen the Rukka jacket. Just had a look at the Halverssons link you posted, don’t look to bad.
I have two really nice high-viz jackets from Helly Hansen Work Wear, one is windproof and the other is windproof + waterproof… both suitable for motorcycling. The waterproof one will fit over your leathers easily and has some neat pockets that are waterproof yet reachable from the outside. They also hold up to high speeds quite well
This one is the business. Apparently it was designed for Norwegian oil rig workers, so you know it can take the English weather, just about: