The story of Road Noise. Developing the running vest with built in speakers.
Your Roadnoise Vest is sure to become your favorite running partner. Your Roadnoise Vest should hold up to all the rigors of running and provide enjoyment for many miles to come. While the speakers can take some pounding and are weather tolerant we don't suggest using it for full-contact or water sports.
ROADNOISE vests give you the ability to hear your footsteps, your breathing, and your surroundings along with your favorite music. There's nothing in your ears and no dangling cords to get in the way. Just plug in your device and you're off running.
SOUND: The lightweight speakers fit in the shoulders right below (not in) your ears. the full-range, high-power speakers are loud enough to provide great sound without being overpowering. The speakers are easily removable if necessary.
FIT: The fit of a ROADNOISE vest is important for the total enjoyment of your run. Each size has been designed and tested with larger sound devices such as smart phones that fit comfortably at the base of your rib cage. the speakers rest on the front of your shoulders.
The mother of all relays is also the mother of invention.
Our local 24 hour relay requires runners to wear a reflective vest from 6:00 PM to 7:00 AM. A few years ago they banned the use of in-ear headphone/earbuds, allowing only devices that sit below your neck. Runners on our team that use music for motivation and just pure enjoyment came up with different solutions like speakers attached to shirts & jog bras. These jerry-rigged players, combined with safety vests added additional components, batteries, weight, wires and hassle.
This lead to the development of Roadnoise. When we tested our first model we were hoping to find a solution to a specific race issue. What we discovered was an entirely new and pleasant way to enjoy our runs, day or night. With integrated speakers right below your ears the Roadnoise Vest combines sound and visibility. Without anything in your ears or dangling cords you can enjoy your favorite running tunes without eliminating the sounds around you.