The High Visibility Polite Gilet is one of the most ingenious ways we've found to ensure drivers respect you on the road. The hi-vis colouring and reflective panels alone would add to your security, but the real twist is the word 'polite'... look quickly and it could be confused with 'police', and to a driver that's only one trigger short of a blue light to make them behave!
In case you're concerned, the High Visibility Polite Cycling Gilet has trodden a clever line - the police have given it the thumbs up and confirmed that it doesn't constitute 'impersonating a police officer': Commander Robert Broadhurst from the Metropolitan Police went on the record to say:
"Provided there is no deliberate attempt to impersonate Police there is very little we can do other than perhaps ask them to ensure the word looks more like polite than police. Assuming they have no items of police uniform it is unlikely the public will mistake them for us but if they do it will just be another High Visibility Patrol which should add to the reassurance picture."
- Hardwearing gilet designed for cycling - or horse riding!
- Reflective chequered panelling
- Sturdy zip
- Adjustable velcro side strips for optimum sizing
High Visibility is a Cheshire-based company who have spent over a decade producing high quality high visibility safety kit for the horse-riding world. More recently, however, their focus has shifted to a different kind of riding: bikes. Much of their previous experience is perfect for cycling high vis equipment, and their successful products prove as much, only using the most advanced and safest technology available.
Today, High Visibility is one of the world’s most prominent reflective sportswear companies, using qualified sportswear designers with a lifetime of experience in the outdoors, combining high visibility protection, humour and style. Nicky Fletcher and her team have provided high visibility kit to the Household Cavalry, the British Horse Society and several police forces around the UK.
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