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High Viz or lights

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Nov 2016
12:58pm, 17 Nov 2016
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Thanks Maz (though I do stand by my main point - hi vis is fine, but it's something of a last resort. First priority - your own hearing. Second priority - your own vision. Third priority - using your own common sense. Fourth priority - making sure you are visible)
Nov 2016
2:03pm, 17 Nov 2016
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Old Croc - my hi viz jacket is only ever covered by a hi viz, highly reflective backpack. If I am ever knocked off my bike I wouldn't want to think it was something I could have avoided just by being more visible!
Nov 2016
2:06pm, 17 Nov 2016
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Red Ant
Like so many before me, another vote for the Decathlon chest light. It's brilliant! Plus reflective clothing...
Nov 2016
4:24pm, 17 Nov 2016
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And yet another vote for the decathlon chest light here!
Nov 2016
4:44pm, 17 Nov 2016
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+1 for the light.

I saw a cyclist last night with multiple red lights, helmet, backpack, arms, bike. It made him very visible. Plus if any fail he's still got plenty.

I agree with others, high viz/reflective plus lights. I don't always use lights at night when running, especially in a group on lit roads, but will dig out my flashing armbands for next time.
Nov 2016
2:01pm, 18 Nov 2016
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The problem with all rationalisations about not making yourself as visible as possible is that you can't rationalise away the result of being hit by a driver with the best of intentions simply not seeing you.
Proviz 360 is relatively expensive (although they have a 15% sale on right now which means that the vest would be about £30. I'm not trying to be a salesman for them but the "360" bit highlights the fact that you are covered in all directions.
Nov 2016
3:46pm, 18 Nov 2016
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A search on Google for reflective running jacket
gives a number of options such as
As does a similar EBay search

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