Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
The lime-yellow is best except in an area with sun shining through trees--the orange is the best there. (A couple of years ago we were in Yosemite Nat'l Park, and the rangers were wearing the lime vests while directing traffic in the late afternoon. With the sun shining through the trees into our eyes, the lime vests were as good as camo at hiding the rangers.)
A class 3 vest (more like a short sleeved shirt) is more visible with the bright color and reflective stripes on the sleeves as well as the body of the vest.
Some will say that they've had wrecks or close calls while wearing the bright colors, so don't bother. My feeling is that if the bright color increases the proportion of drivers that see us from 50% to 51%, that ain't all bad. And, the reflective stripes are a big help in dusk, night, and dawn.
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Last edited by PTRider; 08-31-2012 at 08:07 PM.