Rated 4 out of 5 Good visibility
I bought this jacket to stay safe and dry in the dark winter months of Michigan. I would say I definitely feel safe running around town at night in this jacket. It does get a little hot after running for a bit and I find I have to push the sleeves up, but I love that the new version has more reflective piping on the front and back. My only negative critique is the placement of the front LED. Runners are supposed to run against traffic, meaning your right side is closer to traffic, but the front LED is located on the left side. If it can only be placed on one side or the other, I would like to see it on the right side, closer to traffic so cars are more likely to see it.
December 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by MimiSassafras Eye-catching Jacket but USB Charger is Faulty
This jacket is tops for visibility and style. I wear a size 8, so I bought a medium. The body of the jacket fits well, but the sleeves are a bit shorter than what I would have expected. They're almost too short when I extend my arms. Also, the USB charger/switch malfunctioned the first day I had the jacket. I bought the matching hat and had trouble with its USB charger/switch, too. The LED piping on the front and back are supposed to work together- both flashing, non-flashing or off, depending on how many times you click the switch. Worked fine the first time I tried it. Since then, the front flashes and the back doesn't flash. And the back doesn't turn off when the front does. It stays on until you disconnect its wire from the switch. The light on the hat also stays on until you disconnect its wire. Disappointing, but I still love the jacket.They certainly aren't stingy with the reflective panels. It's a keeper!
October 25, 2013