Need a decent reflective jacket…are these any good or are they baggy boil in the bag affairs?
Any other recommendations?
cheers allPosted 1 week ago
I’ve got the original 360+ which was supposed to be more breathable and a newer 360 CRS. Both are similar in breathability to the altura nightvision I use in daylight hours. I tend to keep it to just a single layer beneath unless it’s zero or below but I run fairly hot and sweat like a bastard.
As a backpack wearing commuter I found the reflective coating wore off the original jacket at the shoulders after a couple of winters use and with that it’s ability to keep out water. The CRS version did the same within months, the material feels thinner and more fragile, there’s points where it split too. Admittedly this wouldn’t be an issue if I used panniers instead.Posted 1 week ago
I have a Boardman copy but it converts to a gilet. I feel like the boil-in-bag effect is much reduced with a gilet. Obviously there’s less area of reflective material so it’s a bit of a compromise. I keep the arms in my backpack and pop them on if it gets really cold.Posted 1 week ago
I’ve got the Proviz Gillet which I think is a decent compromise as I didn’t find it that breathable. For commuting I’d through it over my main jersey/jacket.Posted 1 week ago
I had the 360+ and sold it on after 2 spins. Good jacket, just too warm for me on my commute, Even in the coldest weather. I bought the Proviz reflective backpack which I recon is a good solution. Gilet would be a good call too.Posted 1 week ago
I have the backpack for commuting- fantastic it is- and the gilet. I really like gilets, since it just doesn’t matter much how breathable something is if it makes you unpleasantly hot, and keeping your arms free beats both of those. And I’ve basically never worried about having wet forearms.
But based on the gilet’s high heat I would not buy the jacketPosted 1 week ago
Madison do a version now… not the whole jacket in the reflective stuff, so should be more breathable.. not tried it though, as I have a Sugoi Zap still going.Posted 1 week ago
Oh yeah, meant to say- the reflective really works and is basically sorcery. So I’m a wee bit negative about the heat and breathability but don’t be put off the basic function. There’s as much difference between a standard industrial hiviz and my proviz bag, as there is between industrial hiviz and shit bike “visibility” stuff which is just yellow with reflective logos.Posted 1 week ago
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