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Interesting Hi-Vis clothing seen...

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
...at Santiago. Here are two things I saw today. They focus on how to wear hi-viz safety colors do as to be visible while walking.

The first image suggests one clever way to wear a hi-viz safety vest.

The second image suggests one way to present a moving, hi-viz warning to oncoming drivers, wake the dead, and cure a hangover. However, it might cause temporary blindness.

See attached images... Hope this helps.

Oops, the images are In reverse order. You guys will sort it.

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Robo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
Sorry, I get the Hi-Vis vest idea.
Not sure what the other one is about......... :oops:
He has a small patch on his pack. Is that it?
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
If you are going to wear Hi-Vis vests look for one that is to Class 3 - intended for highways work rather than Class 2 or Class 1 (is that a buttercup I see in yonder field?). A vest with sleeves makes you more "human shaped" and more visible and should have two reflective bands around them. You can get them with 3/4 sleeves so they're not so hot and in a material they call "tee-bag" in the UK construction industry - I believe American summer grade football shirts come in this too?

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And, if you worry about getting cold, you can even get hi-vis fleece jackets - I've one knocking around somewhere that I refused to wear because it made me look like an oversized Teddy Bear.

As said before - hi-vis doesn't protect you, it just gives the drivers something to aim at.
 
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t2andreo

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Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
It is his VERY BRIGHT trainers / shoes. They were a combination of hi-viz safety lime yellow neon, PLUS day-glo international orange.

He looked rather like a psychedelic poster from the 1960’s. Sure was bright, especially early in the morning.

If I posted the full size photo instead a a thumbnail. The color intensity would have more apparent.

Sorry, I get the Hi-Vis vest idea.
Not sure what the other one is about......... :oops:
He has a small patch on his pack. Is that it?
 

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
Chris just returned home from walked a higgly piggly Portuguese Camino from Porto with her most excellent son Matthew. I had the extreme pleasure of sharing a meal with Chris, Alipilgrim, VNWalking, and SYates.

It seems there are a LOT of Forum members in and around Santiago at present.
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking.
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Chris just returned home from walked a highly ought Portuguese Camino from Porto with her most excellent son Matthew. I had the extreme pleasure of sharing a meal with Chris, Alipilgrim, VNWalking, and SYates.

It seems there are a LOT of Forum members in and around Santiago at present.
Here's a picture I took of our meet up dinner!
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Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
It is his VERY BRIGHT trainers / shoes. They were a combination of hi-viz safety lime yellow neon, PLUS day-glo international orange.

He looked rather like a psychedelic poster from the 1960’s. Sure was bright, especially early in the morning.

If I posted the full size photo instead a a thumbnail. The color intensity would have more apparent.
What we'd call a "Near Miss" on a UK construction site (hint: he's neither wearing gloves, ear nor eye protection)

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EVERY Pilgrim should be clad thus!
 

Island

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
CP (2019)
Florida Trail
Appalachain Trail

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. Next: Gd St Bernard to Rome
...at Santiago. Here are two things I saw today. They focus on how to wear hi-viz safety colors do as to be visible while walking.

The first image suggests one clever way to wear a hi-viz safety vest.

The second image suggests one way to present a moving, hi-viz warning to oncoming drivers, wake the dead, and cure a hangover. However, it might cause temporary blindness.

See attached images... Hope this helps.

Oops, the images are In reverse order. You guys will sort it.

View attachment 57369View attachment 57370
When we walked the VdlP back in 2015, the police stopped our little group of 4 (and I think we were filmed by the local TV 😎).... Anyway, they handed us one yellow vest and told us it should be worn on the backpack of the last walker.
Just like on your picture.
Which we did 🙂
 

RumAndChupacabras

Do unto other's as you would have them do unto you
Camino(s) past & future
Jul-Sept 2019 ~Apr. 2018 Oviedo, Santo Toribio, Covadonga~May/June 2016 Portuguese
I used to be cool, all black and gray. Now I nearly glow in the dark with safety yellow.
ALMOST made me spray me tinto on me computer! 😆

Hear you's loud and clear. At the last minute before my first Camino, I grabbed this little clip on flashing red led tail light from my bike and, attached it to my backpack. Was I EVER so happy when we got to walking on some seriously blind curves on the CP!
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2019)
...at Santiago. Here are two things I saw today. They focus on how to wear hi-viz safety colors do as to be visible while walking.

The first image suggests one clever way to wear a hi-viz safety vest.

The second image suggests one way to present a moving, hi-viz warning to oncoming drivers, wake the dead, and cure a hangover. However, it might cause temporary blindness.

See attached images... Hope this helps.

Oops, the images are In reverse order. You guys will sort it.

View attachment 57369View attachment 57370
You give the perfect explanation. I understand know that, why it is necessary to wear hi-viz. Thanks, Bro.
 

susanawee

susanawee
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances-(2013/14/18
Camino Salvado Perth -(2015)
West Highland Way (2016)
Lyon France 2017
Sorry, I get the Hi-Vis vest idea.
Not sure what the other one is about......... :oops:
He has a small patch on his pack. Is that it?
Could it be those Shoes?
 

mikebet

Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP to Pamplona (2016); Baiona to Santiago (2018); Sarria to Santiago (2018)
As a motorcyclist as well as hiker I'm a big fan of hi-viz. I actually like the look, too. Nuclear lime green distracts and blinds the viewer from my ugly face. But I don't recall many places on the four CdS routes I have taken where it is particularly called for. There is, BTW, great debate on motorcycle fora as to whether hi-viz actually helps motorists see you, but the consensus is better safe than sorry.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Caminho Português da Costa (Fall 2018)
As a motorcyclist as well as hiker I'm a big fan of hi-viz. I actually like the look, too. Nuclear lime green distracts and blinds the viewer from my ugly face. But I don't recall many places on the four CdS routes I have taken where it is particularly called for. There is, BTW, great debate on motorcycle fora as to whether hi-viz actually helps motorists see you, but the consensus is better safe than sorry.
Reflectability is more important at night, Hi-Viz perhaps in the day ... depending on how many other distractions are about.
For night, here's a brief amateur video about a 3M reflective jacket ... and a 3M promotional video
 

nidarosa

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Inglés 2009+2017, Francés 2012+2018, Astorga-Santiago repeatedly
@t2andreo You may remember my Hoka shoes, black and bright pink, from the cake day at Pilgrim House and will no doubt be glad to hear my new/same ones are dark blue and hi-viz, dayglo orange ...
 

natefaith

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria-Santiago (2009)
León-Ponferrada (2014)
Camino Inglés (2017)

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
Sooo.....to the Brits a shirt isn't a shirt if it only has sleeves, it must also go up to the neck? Thus the garment in the first photo, even though it has sleeves, is a vest? I'm so confused. 😬:D
Don't forget that, in this instance, we're talking about specialised protective equipment - it's all very technical and you needn't worry about it ;) 👷‍♀️👷‍♂️👌
 

RumAndChupacabras

Do unto other's as you would have them do unto you
Camino(s) past & future
Jul-Sept 2019 ~Apr. 2018 Oviedo, Santo Toribio, Covadonga~May/June 2016 Portuguese
...It only takes one car and one careless distracted driver so make yourself visible when a car approaches.
This is so true! Yes, 'accidents' will still happen but, it's our responsibility to do as much as we can to make ourselves visible.
 

CAJohn

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances Sept/Oct 2019
I am bringing my yellow vest for visibility. Since I am traveling through Charles de Gaulle airport, I thought it would be hilarious if somebody thought I was part of the gilets jaunes movement. Not a political statement. I just don’t want to get hit by a car.
 

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