Great for kids, though wouldn't wear it myself.
Also good offers on running jackets and some other stuff: http://www.provizsports.com/en-gb/sale
Guy martins AGV lid rates 3 stars, served him well at 80+ low side, don't be blinded by SHARP, the cheapo manufacturers are wise to the test now but still can't pass the French equivalent
That's a drop in the water for most people in terms of gear budget. RST are about the cheapest decent quality brand so I'd hate to think what you had before. I spend around £250 last year on what I consider(ed) starter gear (for a 125) including helmet and people were/are shocked I'd spent so little. It's mostly RST (Alpha II or III jeans, Paragon II or III jacket and Raptor boots), pair of wolf r500 gloves and a LS FF370 helmet. Yes the list prices will bring up a higher total, but CMC outlet rocks I mean you spend £100+ for a CBT. £1000+ for a bike/scooter, £200+ for insurance, £100+ for a security, £17+ for tax, so why skimp on gear. It's literally the thing which can save your life, the difference between bruised ankle/wrist/ribs and crushed/broken ankle/wrist/ribs, bruises vs skin grafts etc, etc. Even on a 50cc moped crashing or falling at 30mph can do some serious damage. Add another vehicle travelling at speed into the mix and the results aren't nice.
Very little correlation between price and protection with motorcycle helmets unfortunately. Check out SHARPs ratings: £99 can buy 5 stars, £400 can buy three stars. Don't be blinded by brand names!
Deluded by brands!
Totally agree I admired all the 400quid lids in the shops like some do look smart. but One of the reasons you find me on this site is I'm a tight **** hence sticking midrange haha
It's at the top of the page anyway.
Thanks for posting , ordered for xmas for my son.
Buy 2 different sizes, return one = Free delivery
I forgot to mention that if you stick around on the website you normally get offered a 10% discount
Free lights too & If you tap on advert on facebook (search proviz on google and will soon pop up as advert on facebook wall) you save additional 15% everything effectively cancelling the delivery charge on this jacket. X)
In case anybody is interested, there are Crane Cycling jackets being sold at Aldi now. Were £19.99 but reduced to £13.99 Not sure if that's the price in every store .. but I saw some in the Howdon (Tyne & Wear) store a few days ago
Finally got the small back (hopeless MyHermes collection and delivery delays - grrr!) and it's just about perfect, neat around waist yet still long enough for me even at 5'11''. Arms a little more baggy than I'd prefer though. The material is thick and quite stiff though so it feels like it shouldn't really flap about at normal speeds, maybe on descents. Only posting because I know HUKD is a popular site and it may come up in someone else's search for sizing. Proviz should really reassess their sizes though.
Got mine today and have to say I'm disappointed. It's huge! I'm 5'11'' and of medium build (34" waist, 40" chest, 76kg) and went for a medium, but this thing will flap about me. I'd normally go for more of a race fit but as this was to be a winter commuting jacket I wasn't bothered about it being super fitted, just so long as it wasn't really baggy like the Aldi jacket it was meant to replace. Am going to see if they'll change it for a small.
Received mine yesterday. Ordered 3 jackets so that there would be no delivery charge as it was over £50. The returns are free. 3 sets of lights received. As i'm sending 2 jackets back,2 sets have to go back also,as explained in the small print. I ordered orange medium,orange large and black large.The large seem like extra large. The medium was a good fit but in other jackets i'm usually a large so i would say go for a size smaller than usual. The quality is fantastic. Also plenty of reflective strips. Removeable reflective triangle on the back (velcro) and warm. Real bargain.
When I tried adding the jacket to checkout the other day the discount applied automatically with the 20%? Why didn't it get taken off for you. Although I missed out on the extra 5% as I ordered with the 15% trick.
If they can turn a blind eye to use of red-light regions Banner at top does say 20% off all full priced items
Hoping the Reflective360 range reduces sooner or later... Have my eye on that. Good find, heat.
I have a provide rucksack cover, it's very good!
If you hang about on the Proviz site for a bit, maybe add something to your basket then leave it, then you usually get a popup offering you 10% off in exchange for your email.
Accidentally liked it. I think that's the case with every jacket!!!! Hardly a criticism of the jacket. Not the best breathability though
also good to keep under your helmet warm
It's a really nice catlike leaf @ £60.....agreed though! Think I'd be missing a few words without it.
Is the potential for risking brain injury worth a £20 helmet? I think the general advice is, probably to be safe than sorry, to replace it.
Do you have to replace a helmet after a crash? I highsided at quite a speed and went head first into a tree....was flying for long enough to remember thinking, this is going to hurt. Next thing I remember I am 20ft from the tree down the hill. Anyway there is no visible damage to the outside but a little chunk is missing from the foam inside. Though I may have damaged it when packing my pads. Any way to know? Regards to this....I would not be comfortable putting my trust in a £10 helmet...or thinking about it a helmet I had a bad crash in...lol.
I think there in lies the problem. Lack of evidence. The cycling nuts will convince themselves. Heard stuff like special welding on an expensive rigid frame makes the bike so much more "comfortable".
£26.87 with discount and delivery Thanks alot
I ended up emailing them to change the address the hat is to be shipped to, and mentioned about the batteries in the LED light being dead. Today a complete new headband with new batteries turned up. Thanks Proviz, excellent customer service! :) Also the helmet is fantastic, exceeded my expectations! I've been using it to cycle to work (21 miles each way, we have showers) and I arrive at work with hardly any sweat on my forehead. Were as with the previous helmet (a specialized one) I used to turn up with drenched hair.
Provez Mars is available for £23.96 on ebay. Only have the yellow one so think i will get the deal regardless as prefer black to use during summer and day Not sure the difference between mars and mercury and proviz http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ProViz-Cycling-Helmet-High-Vis-Road-or-Mountain-Helmet-With-Rear-Light-Built-In-/321456082251?var=&hash=item4ad8468d4b
Quite tempted to email them and say that while they are shipping the hat that was supposed to be included they can throw in a couple of batteries too.
would you have a link please as i would like some at £1.50 a pop
Thanks for posting the others, much appreciated! Now to figure which is best, was looking for a hooded version for the long walk home after work....
Wow that looks amazing
Also consider the Sugoi Zap jackets. see here & in action
I've had my eye on these jackets for a while. Halfords have had this one on for £35-£40 (currently £40 saving £39.99). So The_Hoff is correct, shop around!