Body Warmers & Fleeces
Gone are the days when 'high visibility clothing' meant a thin yellow vest: fluorescent colours and stripes are now incorporated into a range of clothing, from waterproof trousers to boots. Probably the most useful, flexible and comfortable type of hi vis clothing remains the jacket: versatile and easy to wear, high vis jackets will keep you warm and visible and can be thrown on over any type of clothing. A high vis body warmer will usually be fully padded, giving you the visibility of a traditional, high vis vest with the added comfort and warmth that the padding provides. This style of jacket will free up your arms, allowing you greater flexibility of motion. Many styles currently on the market are now reversible, meaning that you can wear the same body warmer inside out in situations where you are not in danger, turning it the right way around when necessary.
If you are likely to be out and about for long periods of time and are unlikely to require the flexibility of a reversible jacket, a fleece jacket may be a better option as it will keep you warmer for longer. The larger pockets provided in such jackets may well come in useful, while a mesh lining will help to trap warm air, keeping you cosy and safe.