Interesting..... I wear a Shoei Multitec in crystal white and a hi-viz yellow Olympia AST..... on an orange bike. No research involved, just my own decisions to look like a bowl of fruit loops out there.I usually put a high-viz mesh cheapo vest over my jacket when I head out, but the bulk of my gear is black, simply because I was shopping for bargains when I bought it.
If I were getting anything at full price, I would have a white helmet and a screaming yellow one-piece suit... down the line, maybe, but not for now.
The numbers apparently do bear out that if you wear hi-viz, and a white helmet, and stay off the road at night your odds of getting clipped by another vehicle are substantially lower.
Me too. I painted my helmet white; it was a ghastly cracked skull graphic that was outdated and cheap when I bought it.I usually put a high-viz mesh cheapo vest over my jacket when I head out, but the bulk of my gear is black, simply because I was shopping for bargains when I bought it.
+1I've noticed how well the hi-vis shows up and can see no harm in it. If it helps even one person in a vehicle see me sooner then it is worth it.
Hi viz needs to be really new & clean & bright to be truly hi viz.My Darien jacket is hi-viz. Actually, it WAS hi-viz when it was new. Not quite so hi-viz now.