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    Proviz

    Whilst working in Hackney of late. On my earlier morning departures I’ve noticed a few cyclists wearing these very reflective jackets/Gilets. Being highly impressed and impressionable, I’ve purchased a Proviz plus jacket.
    Thing is I hardly cycle in the dark. But you can never be too careful.
    Anyone else have one of these high reflective style jackets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avoid Paris View Post
    Whilst working in Hackney of late. On my earlier morning departures I’ve noticed a few cyclists wearing these very reflective jackets/Gilets. Being highly impressed and impressionable, I’ve purchased a Proviz plus jacket.
    Thing is I hardly cycle in the dark. But you can never be too careful.
    Anyone else have one of these high reflective style jackets?
    No, but it is something I really should invest in. Far too often I cycle in dark clothes, which is a bit of a risk. I usually take both lights out with me and tend to have the rear on all the time, but at this time of year, when it gets dark very quickly in the evening, it probably isn't too wise just relying on lights.

    Gonna check them out.

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    Only use yellow reflective jacket and slip on gillet, works so far in dim conditions.

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    Further investigation discovers that they also do, brighter versions for daytime use also.https://youtu.be/serM7lNS6W0

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    hmmm, I'm considering getting one. A recent review of cycling jackets in the cycling industry specialist newspaper (The Independent, LOL) puts Proviz at the top.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/extras...s-9841363.html

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    Bloody hell, there's so much choice on their website:
    https://www.provizsports.com/en-gb/cycling

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    Is it as good as Gore Tex? That's the defining question.

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    Gore Tex is a type of material used by Castelli and Gore. Proviz seems to be using their own fabrics (from what I understand it's called Hydro Alpine).

    You'd probably need to compare two specific products because within each of the material there seems to be a range of specs depending on a particular model but it looks like in terms of the two most important factors: water resistance and breathability, Gore Tex appears to be winning. A very quick google shows that:

    Water Resistance:
    Gore Tex: 28000mm
    HA: 10000mm

    Breathability
    Gore Tex: 15.000 – 25.000 g/m2/24h
    HA: 10,000gm/24hr


    I think where Proviz might lead is the reflective technology. So it's up to you to do decide which aspect is more important to you. Again, it would probably make more sense to compare two specific products and their parameters

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliot coolican View Post
    Is it as good as Gore Tex? That's the defining question.
    I don't think it aimed at being "better" than any other Waterproof membrane?

    Quote Originally Posted by portia View Post
    Gore Tex is a type of material used by Castelli and Gore.
    ....and countless other manufacturers
    Goretex is 50 years old next year!
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    Breathability
    Gore Tex: 15.000 – 25.000 g/m2/24h
    HA: 10,000gm/24hr
    That is of course in ideal conditions.
    My Berghaus Goretex walking Jacket breathes perfectly well,however I have yet to find a Hardshell cycling jacket that can breathe anywhere near as fast as I sweat

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    Quote Originally Posted by portia View Post
    Gore Tex is a type of material used by Castelli and Gore. Proviz seems to be using their own fabrics (from what I understand it's called Hydro Alpine).

    You'd probably need to compare two specific products because within each of the material there seems to be a range of specs depending on a particular model but it looks like in terms of the two most important factors: water resistance and breathability, Gore Tex appears to be winning. A very quick google shows that:

    Water Resistance:
    Gore Tex: 28000mm
    HA: 10000mm

    Breathability
    Gore Tex: 15.000 – 25.000 g/m2/24h
    HA: 10,000gm/24hr


    I think where Proviz might lead is the reflective technology. So it's up to you to do decide which aspect is more important to you. Again, it would probably make more sense to compare two specific products and their parameters
    Wow Ports! Thank you for the research! When I consider that my jacket scores zero on both scores, the Proviz should do, and probably half the price of a reflective winter Gore Tex, if you can find such a thing.

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