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groggy 01-05-2013 05:54 PM

wrong color foulies?
I recently jumped on the post season sales to get a nice foulie jacket that I had been eyeing but not willing to pay retail for. As luck would have it, it is now on clearance and available in the color "Carbon", essentially dark grey.

I like this color better than the other choices of yellow (shark attractor), red (gang member attractor here in oakland), or off white (food stain attractor), but I think I may have chosen the less visible color should I find myself in the water.

Does it matter?

Mitigating this less safety oriented color choice are that it comes with a neon yellow hood (i think), and my PFD, which is also dark when closed, is a properly bright color when inflated.

Too late now anyway unless the order falls though. Maybe do it in red if so?

deltaten 01-05-2013 06:02 PM

Re: wrong color foulies?
I'd be surprised if it doesn't have the approved 3M light reflective strips onnit already. Shine a brite flashlight onnit inna darkened room and see?

capn_dave 01-05-2013 06:04 PM

Re: wrong color foulies?
Hello Groggy,

Nope........ it only matters if you fall overboard and want to be seen.

Fair Winds


groggy 01-05-2013 06:04 PM

Re: wrong color foulies?
Oh yeah, forgot to mention that it has a pretty standard array of reflectors. It's a midrange Gill, so they include all that stuff.

Squidd 01-05-2013 07:09 PM

Re: wrong color foulies?
It's a nice Jacket... I just picked up the Gill OS2 Jacket and Bibs in carbon for under $200

Wife asked about the dark color as well but it has reflectors on shoulder pads and wrist area and that's about all your gonna see when your in the water anyway..

On shore...we be stylin'...

groggy 01-05-2013 07:11 PM

Re: wrong color foulies?
jacket and bib for < $200? oh man, and i thought i got a good deal for just that jacket at that price :(


SloopJonB 01-05-2013 07:20 PM

Re: wrong color foulies?
As long as the hood is reflective you're good to go IMHO - that's the only thing sticking out of the water if you go in. :)

PaulinVictoria 01-05-2013 08:19 PM

Re: wrong color foulies?
Friend who works for marine rescue said it doesn't matter what colour your foulies are, red/yellow are as hard to spot as black/grey.

Serendipitous 01-07-2013 12:01 AM

Re: wrong color foulies?
I agree that as long as it has a neon hood and reflectors, you should be good.

groggy 01-07-2013 12:58 AM

Re: wrong color foulies?
That is what I was hoping for!

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