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Taking visibility to the next level, Bikes and Arrows is a new company out of Maryland working to keep cyclists safe by keeping them conspicuous. Intended to be better looking than a neon safety vest, they are “safety conscious for the style conscious cyclist”. The Enhanced Visibility Long Sleeve Workshirt pictured above sells for $50 and features a full button front, reflective graphics, and is machine washable.

The work shirts are a durable and brightly colored 100% polyester in both long and short sleeved versions. Available in safety yellow with safety orange embroidery, safety orange with safety yellow embroidery and black with safety orange embroidery, they are sure to make you noticeable in the bike lane.

Jump past the break to take a high visibility look at the rest of the line…

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The 50/50 poly/cotton blend shirts come in your choice of safety orange with safety yellow graphics, safety yellow with safety orange graphics or black with highly reflective graphics. No matter which color you choose, you will be seen very, very well.

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These $20 T shirts are a 50/50 poly/cotton blend, come in the whole range of safety colors, and are machine washable. On the black shirts, the logos are reflective.

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The Enhanced Visibility Convertible Jacket, which has a quilted, zip-in liner for added warmth, and is covered with safety orange and reflective stripes on all sides. The $95 jacket is embroidered with a safety orange logo and features additional visibility on the back.

Being a company with a mission, Bike and Arrows pledges that for every $1000 worth of gear they sell, they will donate a bicycle to Chicago’s Working Bikes – a charitable organization that provides low and no cost bicycles to Chicago residents in need.

www.bikeandarrows.com

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Veganpotter
Veganpotter
8 years ago

Pretty great/simple idea. I know its not their target but it would be nice if they make a least a few roadie jerseys with pockets and a more race cut. I’d only not buy the shirt for cycling for the sake of the pockets unless I were doing a short grocery run but even then, my bag would cover the symbol. I would be happy to wear it around as a t-shirt for bike awareness though

reverend dick
8 years ago

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Peter R
8 years ago

I came to post a snarky comment about the hipster dude in the first picture, but after reading the whole thing, it’s a pretty great idea, and the prices are somewhat reasonable.

Dave
Dave
8 years ago

Love it!

Nick O
Nick O
8 years ago

Why are they a Maryland company donating bikes to Chicago? Not knocking the fact they are giving back (this is fantastic!), but strange they would not be doing something for their local community.

Andrew
Andrew
8 years ago

I’m sorry, but those are just hideously ugly… 😛

I like the idea, but I think the use of high-vis colours is excessive, and the reflective logos could have been done in a more subtle way 😛

Sean
Sean
8 years ago

Yes we need more subtlety in our hi-vis specific urban line of clothing.

ultraclyde
ultraclyde
8 years ago

These look like standard safety workwear that is available in any Environmental Health & Safety catalog – just with added reflective iron on transfers. If so, the few I’ve worn on the job were hideous to experience – and looked even worse. The reflective transfers certainly don’t improve the looks.

Matt
Matt
8 years ago

Huh. I guess orange actually IS the new black.

NWmtnBiker
NWmtnBiker
8 years ago

Yea, these are pretty fugly. They can do better. Make regular jackets with reflective trim or same fabric/reflective trim so it’s not obvious when off the bike.

And when are companies going to learn that if not the majority, then many of commuters/urban cyclists wear back packs. Stop putting graphics and pockets in the center of the back. Also put napoleon pockets on the left AND the right for messenger bags.

Zip pockets too.

NWmtnBiker
NWmtnBiker
8 years ago

ok, I “might” wear the t-shirt, but ONLY because I’m an active bike commuter advocate at work, I wouldn’t wear it to commute in. In the NW it’s light out till 10pm when it’s warm enough to wear a t-shirt.

Chris S.
Chris S.
8 years ago

Er.. yea… the correct website is

http://www.bikeandarrows.com

Ace
Ace
8 years ago

I’m really liking these!Change the design a little on the reflective logos from item to item and I will be buying a few of these.

b
b
8 years ago

Perfect stocking stuffer for the fred in your life!

topmounter
topmounter
8 years ago

Wow and there for a moment I thought this was related to The Big Lebowski 2.

Psi Squared
Psi Squared
8 years ago

topmounter wins the comment section.

BIKE & ARROWS
8 years ago

Thanks for all the feedback everybody. It is most helpful.

Also, we are based in Chicago, which is why we are donating bikes to Chicago’s Working Bikes.

Keep Riding,
BIKE & ARROWS
http://www.bikeandarrows.com

Mike d
8 years ago

Bikeandarrows.com IS based out of Chicago.
I know this because I am the Co -founder of the company.

Bikey D
Bikey D
5 years ago

Anyone know if these are still available? I think they are very unique. As a daily commuter in Chicago, I’d totally wear them. Safety first, right? I could totally imagine a day where the bike lane is full of riders wearing these shirts. it would definitely make motorists look twice.

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