Tinwolf Motorcycle Reflective Vests
Tinwolf Motorcycle Reflective Vests
Summary: Super bright reflective vests in a variety of designs are a lot of fun and help improve rider visibility.
The Tinwolf reflective vest was originally reviewed on webBikeWorld way back in June 2005. The vests have proven to be very popular and it's good to see that during this time the company has thrived and that motorcyclists are interested in staying visible and (hopefully) safe.
In the spirit of "if it works, don't fix it", the TinWolf vests haven't changed, as far as we can tell. The "Wolf" design is still one of the most popular, but another design caught my attention is the TinWolf military vest series.
It's just coincidental that the TinWolf military design vests are the subject of this review just as we published a review of the Akuma Apache military themed helmet, so I guess it's MilSpec week here at webBikeWorld. What can I say? The Nexus works in mysterious ways...
Detail of the front of the U.S. Marine Corps vest with the orange top.
Detail of the adjustment cord on the side of the vest.
TinWolf Reflective Vests
The military version of the TinWolf vests come in two flavors: high-visibility yellow and what I guess you could call screamin' high-viz orange. These colors are up on top, at the highest portion of the vest around the shoulders to maximize daytime visibility. They are especially noticeable at dawn, dusk and in rainy or foggy weather, when it is most important for the rider to have as much visibility as possible.
But the best part about the TinWolf vests is the quality of the reflective material, which is heat sealed on to the mesh vest body. I hope you can see from the day/night photos below (actually dark/light, taken in the studio) that the reflective graphics are eye-poppingly brilliant. When the flash hits it in the studio, I literally had to wait a few seconds for my pupils to return to normal. This stuff is really bright, and there's a lot of it.
Plain old stripes or squares of reflective material can get pretty boring. The key to the TinWolf designs is in the graphics, which add both surface area and interest to the vests. And the designs that struck us as some of the best are the military versions shown below. Besides, speaking as an old Navy Reservist, who wouldn't want to show off their colors?
As you can also see in the designs below, each vest is trimmed with the same reflective material, outlining the arms and hems. This adds a nice finishing touch to the vests and, of course, it looks especially good at night.
In fact, the vests look so good, they actually make you want to ride at night just to show 'em off!
Buy One for Charity!
The proceeds will go to the October webBikeWorld charity donation fund. More than $38,000.00 USD has been donated so far by webBikeWorld.com since the site has been online. The money has gone to worthy causes and we'd like to bring that total to the nice round number of $40,000.00 this year. Read more about the donations on the Site Info page.
So if you want one of these cool vests, you better act quick, because we only have one of each color (one orange and one yellow in each of the military designs shown below).
If you're interested, the price is $60.00 USD each, including postage in the U.S. You can purchase the vests through the PayPal buttons below. If you have any questions, would like to place a bulk order or need postage rates for outside of the U.S., please contact me at
The color and style choices along with the quantities available are shown below:
U.S. Air Force Orange Top Reflective Vest
U.S. Air Force Yellow Top Reflective Vest
U.S. Army Orange Top Reflective Vest
U.S. Army Yellow Top Reflective Vest
U.S. Coast Guard Orange Top Reflective Vest
U.S. Coast Guard Yellow Top Reflective Vest
U.S. Marine Corps Orange Top Reflective Vest
U.S. Marine Corps Yellow Top Reflective Vest
U.S. Navy Orange Top Reflective Vest
U.S. Navy Yellow Top Reflective Vest
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