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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Road Noise Vest with Speakers Review & Giveaway

Road Noise and I have been working together to feature their reflective vest with (get this! ...) built in speakers!!  Even though we are getting a little more daylight right now, many of us still need to get up to workout either super early before our family wakes up or after they are in bed.  Reflective gear, vests and lights are very important to make yourself visible. You can't assume that others out on the road can see you, just because you can see them.  And if you are running with headphones, like me, it is even more crucial that you are aware of your surroundings and traffic.
 
 
I thought that these reflective vests were a brilliant idea, because they incorporate so many needs in one product.  The reflective vest is super light and airy and very easy to put over your running gear.  It has heavy-duty Velcro on either side.  There are reflective straps and embellishments on both the front and back of the vest.  With my curve body-type I don't know if they short cut of the vest was the most flattering on me (especially with all of my layers).  Most of the runs where I need to be visible, are during the colder months, when it's darker during my runs.  And then I am obviously wearing more layers, too.  I found that it fit better now that the weather has gotten warmer and my layers are minimal.
 
I sometimes get sick of my cord and headphones dangling and bouncing around while I run.  I simply plugged in my iPhone to the cord that was built into the pocket, secured it in the pocket and I was ready to rock my run ... without cords and without headphones.  The small, light speakers are located in each shoulder of the vest.  The sound was great, too.  Unbelievably so.  It also requires no batteries!!


 
The vest is available in lime green, black and hot pink.  I loved the hot pink color - as always.  The vest comes in four different sizes as well.  Unfortunately, I went with a medium, but perhaps I should have tried a large to avoid the uncomfortable fit mentioned earlier.  Perhaps the large would have fit better when I'm wearing more layers.  That would be something to think about when placing your order.  Try and figure out what time of year you will be using the vest most, and what you will be wearing underneath it.  Because, I often wear and wind-proof jacket as well.


 
The vest retails for only $55 and is a great option to help runners stay safe, visible and still enjoy their running tunes.  I have always wanted to use tunes while I lead my couch to 5K running groups.  This is now a great option, that allows me to do so.  The vest gives you the music, while also allowing you to hold a conversation with your running buddies.
 
It would be nice if there was an extra pocket (perhaps in the back) to store a gel or two.


 


My phone was already cracked from a previous accident and the running vest holds your phone securely.  No more holding it in your hand and risking another cracked screen.  It took me awhile to figure out that there were two layers to the pocket.  At first I thought that the pocket would better fit an ipod or small flip phone.  But, I soon discovered that there was another layer, that my iPhone could easily slide into for SECURE placement.
 


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One lucky winner will win a
Road Noise Vest
(US ONLY)

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Enter now though May 7.

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[I frequently review products for active families and am not paid for my reviews.  I do receive free products to review.]

34 comments:

  1. I follow on Facebook as well!

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  2. I visited the website--actually many times before and have been eyeing the lime green vest for over a year! PRETTY PLEASE PICK ME!

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  3. I posted about this giveaway on my blog (it's a private blog, but if you need proof, I can take a screenshot)

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  4. I like Roadnoise on Facebook!

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  5. I also follow you in FB and left a comment on your FB page:)

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  6. I follow your blog via feedly.

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  7. I like Running Diva Mom on Facebook.

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  8. I visited the Road Noise website. I love that the vest comes in PINK! and has weather-tolerant speakers.

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  9. I liked Road Noise on Facebook, and I let them know that Running Diva Mom sent me.

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  10. I tweeted about the giveaway! https://twitter.com/carrotrunr/status/593232948050186240

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  11. I like the dual speakers on the website listing

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  12. I am already a facebook follower!!! annsterwolfe@comcast dot net

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  13. I LOVE that I can now run with friends and music and still talk to each other~~ this is awesome!

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  14. I love that Road Noise is local (well local to me!) I've run the Hood to Coast relay twice and have come across some people with the vests. It's a great pick me up to hear some tunes as you're going along since headphones were banned!

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  15. I shared it on my blog! https://traceyrunstheworld.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/i-won-hb-tune-hand-band-thanks-running-diva-mom/

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  16. I visited the Road Noise web page. I really think the product is awesome.

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  17. have you chosen a winner yet?

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  18. what is a good brand for protective motorcycle clothing?
    motorcycle reflective vest

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