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Hi-Vis Middy

I spotted this reflective vest in a post from 2009 on a website called {frolic!}, and loved the idea:

I couldn’t buy it, though, since the company that sells it is nowhere to be found.  Also, I’m a daytime rider, and need florescence more than reflectivity, so I carved up a couple of IKEA safety vests, and turned up with this:

Yes, it’s more eccentric than chic, but highly visible, and a lot of fun.  Also, I can cycle in summer in wearing only a sports bra underneath, yet still get a cup of coffee without looking undressed.  Mesh on the sides, and a long front zipper, keep the vest cool on really hot days.   It’s large enough to wear over jackets, too, thanks to the adjustable belt.

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