As the days get shorter, I have to run in the dark or just don’t run. Sometimes the latter seems more attractive but the mirror does not agree when it shows my 50-something year old body. About a week ago, I was running at dusk while wearing a white shirt and strobing yellow LED belt on my waist when a driver just about ran be down turning into a drive in front of me. She screamed that I “needed more light.” This is when I noticed that one of her headlights was burned out. The truth is, I’m not the one who needed more light. But I realized I wouldn’t be able to defend my argument if I was dead. So I decided to do what I could to make myself more visible to the idiots.
This vest is a few bucks more than some of the others I found on Amazon. However, from the photos, it seemed brighter than the others. I also liked the fact that the product came with a pair of ankle/arm bands and internal phone pocket. Even better was the return policy and lifetime warranty.
This vest is, in fact, quite visible in the dark. The reflective tape lights you up like a Christmas tree. The fit is good. I normally buy medium jackets and shirts, and that translated well to the vest. Not too tight, nor to loose.