Camouflage has only one tenet: blend in. That is, unless you’re on a bike.

Search and State shatters the rules with its high-visibility cycling camo kit, engineered to simultaneously alert other road users to your presence while simultaneously offering the slick style of camouflage. The M-90 High-Viz S2-R comes in short sleeve and long sleeve versions. If it’s as high-tech as the encoded product title and concept seem, you can color us impressed.

search and state high-viz jersey

The new release builds on Search and State’s boutique, New York-made pedigree as part of its fall ‘21 collection. The kit dots fluoro orange on top of “rich, saturated geometric” camouflage (can “geometric” things be camouflaged in places that aren’t built by humans?) on a performance build.

Search and State is psyched on the textile choice, which sounds a lot like a typical poly blend except that it includes high-tech Swiss cooling technology. Schoeller’s coldblack absorbs both invisible and visible sunlight, which is a breathy way to say heat and light. Specifically engineered for darker colors, it reduces surface heat on the High-Viz jersey by a claimed 9°F.

search and state high-viz jersey

The brand also brags that the shirt is 35+ SPF. Sure, every shirt blocks the sun to some degree, but a certified SPF rating ensures your skin won’t suffer during long sweaty hours in the sun.

Two side stash pockets join the usual three on the lumbar area. A full-length zipper from Riri (ooh la la), neck tape, and a silicone waist gripper round it out.

search and state high-viz jersey

Both the short- (MSRP $195) and long-sleeve (MSRP $205) Search and State High-Viz jerseys are available in five sizes at searchandstate.com. There’s only one color choice, but it probably doesn’t matter — if your task is to either blend in or stand out, can you fail with a jersey that does both?

6 comments

  1. Gillis on

    I don’t see anything “hi-viz” about this piece of kit. Nothing is reflective and the orange dots don’t stand out significantly. Calling it “high-viz” just gives the wrong impression. You can color me unimpressed.

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  2. Robin on

    They’re kidding about the high viz claim and name, right? This is camo with few tiny orange dots in a few small groups. This jersey is the opposite of high viz, and with that in mind, is there anything more stupid to wear on the road than camo kit? Do the people at Search and State even ride? Do they even think about rider visibility?

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  3. Sevo on

    Nice to see someone making jerseys that don’t look like you’re on some cycling team. Jerseys for people who ride to ride. Beautiful jersey and of course Search & State has legendary quality. And just in time for fall….

    Btw-Who cares it isn’t actually “high viz”? Haven’t ya’ll heard of lights? Between my Outbound Lighting front light and KNOG rear drivers see me from a mile or two away. It’s 2021 folks, ride with lights!

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  4. Joenomad on

    Typical “what about” response from the current environment we are living in. The conversation wasn’t about the merits of using lights while riding, it was in response to the manufacture stating the little orange dots are hi-viz and will alert others around you.

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  5. DoubleG on

    @channel. I think you are all taking the color name too literally. I think it is intended to be a bit “tongue in cheek”. It is a camo jersey but it has orange dots which run counter to the notion of camo. It is a stylistic exercise, not an attempt to enhance on-road visibility.

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