& Sew-On Care | Stick-On Item Care
| Why Conspicuity?
vests are durable & adjustable fitting over any jacket.
can be worn in the rain and clean up with simple soap and water.
heavy mesh and heavy zipper allow for years of use.
prismatic reflective tape is visible daytime and night time.
vests are lightweight and space-saving as well as customizable.
meet military Specs
hot days, the mesh allows airflow to keep you cool!
Conspicuity vests are made in the U.S.A.
Conspicuity ® Inc. was the first reflective vest made specifically for motorcyclists. Est. in 1978 by an MSF instructor, these vests have earned a reputation for quality and effectiveness
Increased visibility reduces risk!
of all motorcycle accidents happen in the daylight and 50.8% occur because
the motorcyclist was not seen by the driver who had violated the motorcyclist's
right of way.”
Hugh H Hurt, USC, LA, "Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification
of Countermeasures," 1979)
GREATLY INCREASES DAYTIME VISIBILITY
GREATLY INCREASES NIGHTTIME VISIBILITY
Fluorescence is that unique quality of interaction with ultraviolet light
that results in the color leaping out at the viewer, greatly increasing
visibility and attracting quick attention. Fluorescence is particularly
effective in daylight, and at times of low visibility such as rain, fog,
just before sunrise, after sunset, or at dusk.
Retroreflectivity is that quality wherein light rays are reflected back
to the light source on paths that are parallel to those striking the reflector.
This quality is essential for nighttime visibility which is achieved without
drawing upon the motorcycle electric system. Instead, it borrows the headlight
intensity of other vehicles to light up the motorcycle and rider.
Conspicuity tape with BOTH fluorescence and retroreflectivity provides the best of both day and night visibility
that are both retroreflective and fluorescent are:
Fluorescent International Orange
Colors that are retroreflective only are:
Daytime Visibility Nighttime Visibility
AND CARE OF SEW-ON RETROREFLECTIVE MATERIALS
along the margins of the material, taking care not to puncture the envelope.
Fold cut ends under and sew. Apply material so that it lies flat and will
not be bent. Place on back or front of torso, horizontally or vertically,
or around arm or leg. Do not place stripes vertically down the arm or
leg; flexion or excess stretching may destroy the integrity of the reflective
film and bugs may be removed by placing on a flat surface, washing with
a soft cloth or sponge and a mild detergent solution, and rinsing with
water. Do not dry clean or place in washing machine.
garments on hangers, separating the fluorescent and non-fluorescent colors.
If it is necessary to fold the material (though folding is not the recommended
storage method), separate the folded surfaces with plain paper or cloth,
to prevent fluorescent tapes from bleeding onto other tapes when in extended
close contact. Store unused product separating the different colors with
paper or cloth. Avoid extreme heat.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR STICK-ON PRODUCTS
you for selecting these beautiful, reflective and almost indestructible
stick-on products. Stick-on products are guaranteed for one year.
Stick-ons will adhere to any hard, clean surface. Cleaning is best done
using denatured alcohol, which will remove waxes, dirt, grease, fingerprints,
etc. and evaporate leaving no residue. It is especially important to thoroughly
clean NEW helmets etc, which often come from the factory with a protective
coating that prevents adhesives from sticking.
should be dry and warm (above 50 degrees Fahrenheit). In cool weather,
warm surface with a hair dryer.
flat surfaces, simply position product, then press firmly into place.
For contoured surfaces, warm the stick-ons using a hair dryer for a better
fit. Excess stretching of the product adversely affects adhesion and may
destroy the integrity of the material. Cutting product allows moisture
to enter, destroying reflectivity.
Cars and trucks: outside and inside of trunk, edges of doors, tailgate.
Motorcycles: fenders, fairings, hard bags, windscreens, helmets.
Bicycles: fenders, helmets.
Home uses: Mailbox, fences, driveway markers, edges for steps, ceiling/joists/doorways
Light switches, wheelchairs. Sports uses: running shoes, roller blades,
ski poles, sleds & wagons
Road film and bugs may be removed by washing with a soft cloth or sponge
and a mild detergent solution, and rinsing with water.
Store unused product separating different colors with paper or cloth.
This prevents the fluorescent products from bleeding onto other products
when in extended close contact. Avoid extreme heat.