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    Default TB bib/vest

    This is first to gauge interest, if there is enough order will be placed. One size fits all.

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    Batten-berg design

    No pics available of non Batten-berg, but basically where Batten-berg is will be normal reflective.
    Pricing is a bit steep but bib/vest holds.
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    Bloody awful
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    Not to rain on your parade Jadd, but you look like a traffic womble from the UK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Bloody awful

    And does it ventilate at all?
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    I am all for new designs, but that one is a fail. Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    I am all for new designs, but that one is a fail. Sorry.
    So why not be constructive and add value to what you would like to see.

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    I am also not sure what is so bad about the design. Looks to be very visible day and night. Only problem might be ventilation, but that could be a winter option. No to keen on the EMS logo as it might confuse people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfunka View Post
    I am also not sure what is so bad about the design. Looks to be very visible day and night. Only problem might be ventilation, but that could be a winter option. No to keen on the EMS logo as it might confuse people.
    That jacket was personalised for Jadd - he is qualified EMS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coachman View Post
    That jacket was personalised for Jadd - he is qualified EMS
    Ah, then I really do not get the negative comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfunka View Post
    Ah, then I really do not get the negative comments.
    Hi, I think comments are always welcome but suggestions are even more welcome
    I can see how the Batten-berg may not be everyone's choice as it is a bit bold, but the advantage the jacket does have is that with the design, one size really does fit all.
    Perhaps a modification of the Batten-berg to a reflective silver would work better?
    I guess the bottom line is there have been 4 comments - 3 against and 1 for. So I would imagine as Stranger says, this design has not worked for the majority.
    Question must be if the Batten-berg were changed, would that be better? I must say the one size fits all attracts me (selfishly ), as we have less issues with stock availability.
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    Speaking from experience, "one size fits all" is right up there with "of course I will respect you in the morning", "the cheque is in the mail" and my all-time favourite "of course I won't-----"... anyways, you get my drift.

    I think the older design with mesh for ventilation purposes worked better. Also, the blue looks too much like police and we don't want that. The old hi-viz vest was a very good design. Maybe we can have that again, but in a better quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theRéhann View Post
    Speaking from experience, "one size fits all" is right up there with "of course I will respect you in the morning", "the cheque is in the mail" and my all-time favourite "of course I won't-----"... anyways, you get my drift.

    I think the older design with mesh for ventilation purposes worked better. Also, the blue looks too much like police and we don't want that. The old hi-viz vest was a very good design. Maybe we can have that again, but in a better quality.
    I am with you on this one. In fac the design I liked best was the ones yellow and orange and black ones we did with the elasticated waist, cuffs, and large arm holes. if I remember we went to the other design after that batch.

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    Thanks for the feedback - all helps!
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    as stated in the start, the batten-berg can be replaced with reflective.
    @theRehann for a change one size does fit all unless you are 4XXXL bib has been tried on by various peeps.
    Can look at the ventilation part, not a problem.

    This thread was for constructive ideas suggestions to get the bibs back on the market, doesn't help sitting with dead stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by theRéhann View Post
    Speaking from experience, "one size fits all" is right up there with "of course I will respect you in the morning", "the cheque is in the mail" and my all-time favourite "of course I won't-----"... anyways, you get my drift.

    I think the older design with mesh for ventilation purposes worked better. Also, the blue looks too much like police and we don't want that. The old hi-viz vest was a very good design. Maybe we can have that again, but in a better quality.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    I am with you on this one. In fac the design I liked best was the ones yellow and orange and black ones we did with the elasticated waist, cuffs, and large arm holes. if I remember we went to the other design after that batch.

    Sorry if I came across a bit "meh". Always sounds better when I actually say it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Coachman View Post
    Thanks for the feedback - all helps!
    These as far as I understand are going to be used for GP Marshal trainees?

    These vests are not replacing the regular TB ones...these are still available in the shop as always....We currently have the usual pink, black and yellow in stock, and as more funds are available, we will have the hi-viz too.
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    Will try this in 2 posts....

    One size does fit all...have one as trainee marshal... even as a 4XXXL (Jumbo size), it does fit me..

    Like the design of one-size-fits-all.

    Starting to get a bit hot under the collar during my mid day rides as there is no venting with my touring jacket..., but I will see with summer jacket (vented) how that goes...

    And mesh somewhere in between...

    Personally, not the whole jacket as mesh, else it seems not to last.

    Batten-berg or plain, either or neither nor....I think you have to stand out as trainee marshal and the Batten-berg just add a bit more to the vest, especially foot patrol, to be distinguished from normal viz vest. Motorists also think twice when they see the Batten-berg and they seem to respond better to that. (more 'authority' with the orange on the side and the Batten-berg = maybe police, have to slow down...effect)


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    Ok,maybe 3....

    maybe not...does not want to add pic....will try again


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    These could even be trainee marshal / off-duty marshal bibs.. day to day... as I am wearing mine every day...


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    Ok, tried this....see if it makes sense

    Maybe incorporate more of what is on the back of the high vizjacket, instead of the just the triangle on the current one.

    And what is on the front of the hi viz jacket instead of just the triangle ..or triangle on both sides on the chest
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