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on 16 January 2013
After a few occasions recently when driving after dark on the unlit roads near where I live, occasions when I've not noticed dark clothed pedestrians soon enough for my tastes, I decided to improve my visibility when I'm on foot - replacing my previous black Thinsulate beanie with this this Hi Vis one.

I'd give the hat 4/5 for visibility, but the hat also has to work as a hat. The sides of my head are left cold in autumnal conditions when there's a breeze blowing, and flippin' cold when it's proper wintry, rendering this hat pretty much useless on its own. I don't see why the manufacturers would think that insulation is only needed in the topmost section of a beanie - this hat needs the same extent of insulation all over.

Solution: Hi Vis beanie worn over my original (warm) black beanie. This is okay now that temperatures have really dropped, but will be a bit half-arsed once they warm up a little.
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on 23 April 2012
Good hat, nice bright colour (I wear it when cycling) however it is a bit on the small side. Mind you, I've got a big head. Nice and snug too, thinsulate is only in the top of the hat however, not the whole thing but it's enough the keep the bald spot warm.

Cheers.
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on 1 November 2015
I like this product very much. Very visible, coupled with a high vis jacket it should be ideal for winter walks so that drivers of 4x4s and Audis can actually see a walker . Also seems well insulated for trips to the rugby in January or February.
Service good from supplier
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on 27 November 2014
I could have done with a larger size , but unrolled it fits over my ears and leaves an air-space on the top which is supposed to be insulating against the cold.Now it's been used daily since it arrived it's expanded slightly so it's a better fit and every bit as warm as I expected from Thinsulate products.
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on 25 October 2017
Quality you'd expect from Thinsulate, so no problem there. Nice felt inner and really bright! Perfect.
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on 3 January 2017
This product is exactly as expected.
Perfect if like us you live in the country and have to walk on unlit roads.
Very HiViz.
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on 6 March 2015
It's quite tight on my normal-sized head but not uncomfortably tight. That said, I did hear a small rip a few weeks back so I may have made it slightly bigger. It's still in one piece though and I don't go for a run without it on a cold night which, being in England, is every night.
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on 20 August 2017
Very bright, perfect fit and very cosy. Quite thick.
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on 31 October 2016
A good comfortable hat ..and nice and warm
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on 8 November 2013
have bought this for my nieces Christmas Present - she cycles a lot and I bought a high vis jacket as well - hopefully this will keep her both safe and warm. V good quality for the price.
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