AMPHIPOD® REFLECTIVE XINGLET VEST :: Look at you! You're seriously hard to miss when you're out running around in the Amphipod Reflective Xinglet Vest. This high-brilliance reflective piece is 40 percent more visible than a standard running vest, and easily lets you be seen from all angels. Soft, chafe-free, and easy to wear. Now you're looking on the bright side!
Features & Benefits:
360° reflective coverage
Adjustable shoulder and waist straps
Front and rear reflective booster zones and full reflective detailing
Airy patented construction: Won't trap sweat or weigh you down
Adjusts for height and waist: Versatile to wear over a shirt or jacket
I loved this 'vest' from the moment I put it on. No interference with a workout; I didn't ever stop or slow down to adjust. My hood didn't hide the backside reflectivity, and I was confident I was being seen from all angles. I like how much actual reflective material is used, as opposed to other products I've used with simply a small amount of reflective material, and lots of bright colors. This adjust easily for winter or summer workout clothing. I love it!
this is exactly what I was looking for. It does not move around while running, won't heat you up in warm weather. I can't tell I have it on, it is very comfortable. I recommend this product if you are a minimalist type of runner
Really enhances your visibility after dark. Great for being seen before sunrise. The material is very duarable, but that also means thick and more substantial than I would like.
adjustable and not restrictive
This reflective "vest" is just what I was looking for. It can be adjusted easily to many different sizes and did not shift around like other "one-size fits all" reflective vests that could not really be adjusted to my size. It can be worn over a tank top in the summer or over several layers in the winter. It still has as much (if not more) reflection than the other types of vests.
Easy To Be Seen In
This item is inexpensive but well made. After using it, I think I'd rather have bought a full vest just for ease of adjustment and more visibility.
Excellant idea for night running
I run at least 4 days a week at 4;30 AM, so I have plenty of experience with this product, I prefer the non LED model so I can add brighter blinking lights front and back for even greater visibility before the headlights hit after the headlights hit, there is no greater visibility. I believe everyone should protect themselves and give comfort to the drivers knowing that you are there so you can be given a wider area when possible. I like nothing more than to hear from drivers how visible I was when they saw me. Buy one as soon as possible.
So far so good
The Amphipod is a well-designed safety vest. It fits easily, and the straps have a little stretch to them to compensate for layered clothing. I am able to wear it over my winter running outfit in the morning and put it on over a winter coat at night without adjustment. That said, the straps also have a thickness and stiffness to them that may be uncomfortable when only wearing a t-shirt--it's ridiculously cold here right now, so I can't say for sure. Arguably, it's a little cooler looking than your average safety vest, though they all make me feel like I need a hard hat and beer belly to complete the ensemble.
Best Reflective Product
I have tried many different styles of reflective vests and found the Amphipod to be the ultimate. It is soft and flexible. You don't even know you are wearing it once you have it perfectly adjusted. It is highly reflective at night so you stand out like a sore thumb. You can clip LEDs to it if you want extra lights. I couldn't be more pleased. When washing it just rinse it in warm water and let it air dry.
Jeff the Runner
I bought this particular vest after doing Reach the Beach a few years ago and trying a few vests during the night runs there. This was definitely the most comfortable I tried, and it has been comfortable ever since. I tend to leave the horizontal straps just below my HRM strap and a little loose to allow the shoulder straps to stay down on my shoulders without any tension. I've had this vest for a little over a year and haven't found any excessive wear or anything. This vest is also very easy to resize for my (smaller) wife to wear.
Thousand Oaks, CA
Good but not better
This is my second Amphipod vest so I'm somewhat convinced of its functionality. Its very bright and can be worn over most any combination of running apparel. However, its front reflector Y is no longer a small key pocket. That was very practical. The stretchy material of the old straps lost its shape after several years. Maybe that is par for the materials life span. I hope I can get 4 years from this new vest.
Salt Lake City, UT
The vest itself is lightweight and does not add any extra bulk while running which is nice. I have a long upper body and the vest won't adjust out enough so it rides around my lower rib cage and has taken some getting accustomed to and where I am unable to tighten the waist band so as to not feel restrictive around my chest it has a tendency to move around a bit more than I like. All in all it does a good job and serves its purpose, would be excellent for those with a shorter upper body.
I run at nights now due to my new work schedule and I can now run with confidence knowing that I'm visible to cars on the road. It is very comfortable, does not bounce around, fully adjustable, very easy to use and does not even feel like you have it on while you are running. This has to be the smartest purchase I've made in terms of my running gear. I highly recommend this product.
Great for running
This was purchased to replace a very well used and worn older version of the same product/brand. The one I had last time was the yellow version and had a nice zippered pocket in the front good for keys and even fit a can of pepper spray. This time I ordered the pink version and it did not have the small pocket. I wear this regularly when running in the dark in addition to a headlamp
I use this to run in the morning before the sun comes up. There are many people traveling to work on the road and I feel very safe wearing this vest. It is much brighter and reflective than the picture shows. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the piece as well. If you are looking for something comfortable and reflective, look no further.
Green Bay WI
Nice Safety Vest!
I needed some additional reflectors for my early morning runs before dawn. I typically run on a busy street so I feel much more visible with this on. It was easy to adjust and didn't move around at all. I haven't washed it yet, but based on other reviews, may just let it hang-dry to preserve the reflective material.
Ladera Ranch, CA
This thing is much better quality than some "other" vests I have seen for $9.99 (competitor). This is very bright, easy to adjust, and seams to be good quality. Well worth the extra money. IT could be slightly larger, as I had to adjust to the maximum size to fit me, and I am not obese.
Gets the job done
This was just what I was looking for. It is compact, making it easy to stow for long runs when I only need it some of the time. Extremely reflective without making you look like you should be directing traffic. Comfortable to wear, plus easy to adjust and get on and off. Very happy with this purchase!
rinse and repeat
I have used mine for 2-3 years almost every day biking in the rain, etc.. Still works perfect but could use a rinse. I called the company about care instructions and they said hand wash, lay flat to dry. Don't wash in washing machine and don't put in dryer. Rinsed it off. Good to go. Love it!
I am thankful I made this purchase!
I feel much safer running in the dark with this product. I know it's reflective and I am seen by vehicles and cyclists alike. It's comfortable, easy to adjust and doesn't slip at all while I run. And I love the fact that I found one that is PINK!
bright, soft, light weight
great product, exactly what it describes, very soft and comfortable
Amphipod Reflective Xinglet
Very comfortable and reflective! Does the job better than a vest!
Great visibility & Adjustability
I've spotted another runner w/ one of these in straight darkness on the trail at about 50yds w/ only my $12 headlamp. I just wish they would add some simple loops to be able to attach some cheap L.E.D. clip ons.
Perfect Reflective Vest!!
This was absolutely perfect for me to use for the Ragnar Relay. It's adjusts easily and fit so well. it didn't move much while I ran and it was great on top of a tank top...no chaffing or discomfort!
For safty sakes.
Too hot in Florida to walk during the day so my wife and I generally walk 4 plus miles daily before sun-up. Provides high visibility. Great when used with the DuraVisionPro which easly attached to the back.
Jim the walker
Nice design, but...
This is very well designed and quite comfortable, but the reflective coating started wearing off in just two months of use. The company replaced my first one; now I need to find another product.
Safety first people
Now that the sun comes up after I'm already home and showered, this vest was a great addition to the o dark thirty gear. I can't feel it at all and it doesn't chafe on bare shoulders when wearing a tank. I've left it in the car overnight for multiple run days and it seems to repel the usual stank-y aroma after a hard freaked-out-running-in-the-dark tempo run.
Stripes on chest lost their reflectivity after less than a year.They appear to have bled into the yellow fabric of the strap.Maybe defective.
Love love this vest, ready for Winter in WI!
Love love this new vest. Very light, very bright, very adjustable, and looks good! I'm 6' tall, 170 lbs and plenty of room to adjust yet even after adding several layers. I find it sits best above my waist and is tightened a bit. Would definitely recommend!
Great for early morning dark runs!
I use this every morning on my early morning runs in the dark. It is very reflective and light weight, so won't slow you down!
Early Morning Runner
I think this is a good thing, though I still dont feel totally safe. I think lights are the safest bet.
orange county, ca
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