Hell it looks worlds better than the cheapo vest. You don't have the choice to wear a vest may as well have a decent choice of what to wear. Additionally the Military is very vague about what is in regs and what isn't. This is something that we can get that is 100% unquestionably in regs. The really shitty part is that you are supposed to wear this bullshit ALWAYS, but since they are so vague I use it to my advantage. My ICON Hero jacket is white (brightly colored) and reflective (required for riding at night) and since that is all they say in the reg then that has to sufice. **** them at my Line of Duty determination!!!