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You Saw Me LED Reflective Vest Review and Give Away

by Thomas Neuberger

The nice people at You Saw Me would like to give one of our readers a FREE vest. Enter the contest below for your chance to win! If you can’t wait, visit You Saw Me and use code believeintherun8 to get free shipping.

The Good: By far the best visual safety device I have ever worn. This thing is INSANE. The reflective elements by them self would probably suffice for most runners, but was that good enough for the folks at You Saw Me?! No way this thing goes totally disco on you. Tron doesn’t stand out as much as this vest. I am not kidding when I say cars that had green lights stopped for me. I don’t know if they thought I was an ambulance or a cop car, but they yielded to my awesomeness. While on the same run I had to pass a couple pedestrians, the light show made them jump out of my way and I heard one gasp “oh sh#t! WTF was that?” Later we passed a toddler that thought I was a moving x-mas tree. I felt like a star. There is no missing this vest. The LEDs pulse, flash, and change colors. The vest is waterproof and washable, so you will only shock people with the lights not the odor. People will see you if you are wearing this vest.

The Bad: the vest is powered by a 9 volt square battery, you have to unplug it to turn the vest off. The wires and switch to control the modes of the vest need some refinement. The vest is clearly in the early stages of development.

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Conclusion: You won’t find a more eye catching device out there. This thing is a wearable carnival. With some adjustments to the vest’s fit and a more user friendly power, control button configuration, this will be a must have safety device for predawn and night runners. Check out more on the You Saw Me website.

 

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18 Comments

  1. In that first picture, it reminds me of that head-turning swimsuit Borat wore. . . which would also get motorist’s attention 🙂 Safety first!

  2. I live in Fairbanks, Alaska, and the sun will soon be above the horizon for four hours each day. This looks great for my frequent dark-time runs!

  3. This looks like a great visibility option for running at dark. I do almost all of my runs in the early pre-dawn hours, so it really looks like a fantastic product to keep me safe on my runs!

  4. As a walker and a biker, I would love to have this vest to increase my visibility at night. Thanks for sponsoring this great contest.

  5. My club runs a 5K every Wednesday evening 52 weeks a year…rain or shine or snow or hurricane for the last 10 years straight. As we start at 6:45pm about half of runs are n the dark or low light so visibility is a must…this looks like a great solution.

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