Hi Vis vests are odd, don’t you think. I’ve used them for many years, and they’ve never really been much use. A whole industry of safety clothing has grown up out of the very necessary safety at work regulations, but hi vis vests are the most visual. Often dirty, torn and discarded they don’t really perform any function. Steel toe capped boots and goggles and gloves all protect the user to a very good degree, but vests just are. Too small, to large, wrong colour, wrong way round. Now with sayings or mottos on the back, footy teams and even funny faces printed on them, they have become the maligned image of the safety industry.