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Old 17 January 2005, 10:30   #1
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A really important question….

...which colour do you think works best?


Also, does anyone have any comments on visors? I'm not sure which would be best full or half length - clear, 20% light transmission or 50% light transmission. To many options. If its pi**ing down with rain then the full length would be nice but the rest of the time I can imagine it getting in the way.
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Daniel, I know image is an important consideration but, IMHO, if you were unfortunate enough to end up in the water visibility is more important so I would go for white or orange (which I believe would be more visible than blue or black but I'm happy to be corrected!).

Regarding the visor, I would go for full face as it is brilliant in the rain! Regarding getting in the way, I keep mine slightly raised most of the time (helps to prevent it from misting up) and it's fine. Also, it is removable so this shouldn't be a problem!

Can't comment on tint - mine is clear! But I wear glasses/sunglasses under my helmet so sunny days aren't a problem!

Happy shopping! (And when you get it, don't forget to Vaseline your studs!)
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Old 17 January 2005, 11:01   #3
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.........visibility is more important so I would go for white or orange .................
Avoid white you might be mistaken (if you fall in) for a pot buoy or discarded fender Black is very good during the day Des
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I would go for white or orange, with the full face.
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I agree with Des

White is quite a common colour in water - breaking waves, white horses, reflected sunlight etc.
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ORANGE is the only colour IMHO. Will go with your RIB nicely being the roughty toughty sort rather than the stripey upholstry sort
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White, Orange & Blue..........

.........will all mark easily when you drop them or chuck them in the boot of the car. Black will hold it's "new" appearance longer. With safety in mind, if you end up in the water one would hope you bouyancy aid, once open should be bright enough for all to see - I hope that appeases the safety conscious bunch out there - me, I'll go for looking good every time
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............with stripes. Us stripey boys can mix it up with the best of 'em
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and when you get it, don't forget the Vaseline you stud!)



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.........will all mark easily when you drop them or chuck them in the boot of the car.
Not if you invest in the protective bag Gecko offer.

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