Reflective Gear for Running at Night

Be Visible When Running in the Dark

Some runners find their only time to run is in the darkness of early morning or evening. If you're running in the early morning or at night, even at dusk, you should always make sure you have reflective gear on. Here are some recommendations for runners' reflective gear and safety lights .

Nathan Streak Reflective Vest

Nathan Reflective Vest

This incredibly lightweight, comfortable reflective vest is uniquely shaped, allowing for a full range of motion when you're running in the dark. It has an adjustable fitting, so it can fit comfortably over whatever clothes you may be running in. The large reflective strips will make you visible from all sides and as far away as 1,200 feet. The vest is made of a breathable mesh material, contains reflective pockets for storing small items. It also includes several reflective patches and strips, so you'll be very visible.

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Brooks Nightlife Essential Run II Vest

Brooks Reflective Vest

With high-visibility fabric and reflectivity, this reflective vest from Brooks allows traffic to see you from any angle for increased safety. Plus, it's water- and wind-resistant, yet highly breathable, so your core stays comfortable, dry and thermally balanced in changing weather conditions. It also has a side pocket that can store your phone or other essentials.

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Headsweats Race Performance Running Hat

Headsweats reflective hat

With its high-visibility, bright yellow reflective color, this running hat from Headsweats is hard to miss, even in low light conditions. Like other Headsweats hats and visors, its terry headband does an excellent job of absorbing sweat, so it's not running in your eyes. The hat's brim also keeps rain or snow off your face.

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LED Safety Light - Two-Pack

Safety Lights

These slim, lightweight, and super bright safety lights contain five high-powered LEDs per device and offer three lighting modes, including steady (always on), slow flash, and fast flash (strobe). The high-capacity batteries included have a battery life of up to 96 hours or more. The lights also feature a strong, no-slip clip that attaches easily and stays on securely. You can hook them onto your belt, pockets, smartphone armband, running gear, reflective vest, backpack,  anywhere on your clothing, or onto the included elastic Velcro straps.

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LED Headlamp Flashlight

LED headlamp

A light on your head can not only make you more visible, but it will help you see better in low-light or dark conditions. This lightweight LED headlamp features six different light modes, including bright, medium, dim, flashing, red, and SOS. It also has a breathable, washable elastic textured headband with reflective accents. Users report that it's extremely comfortable and easy to operate, even while wearing gloves. It also comes with a hard carrying case to store it when not in use.

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Reflective Bands for Runners

Reflective Bands

These multipurpose adjustable bands are designed to be worn as ankle bands, wrist bands, or arm bands. This design also makes these bands a "one size fits" most. Each pack contains two pairs of reflective bands.

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Jogalite Reflective Armband

Jogalite Armband
These reflective arm bands are a great way to add more visibility to your running outfits.

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Nathan's Flash Reflective Compression Vest

Nathan's Flash Reflective Compression Vest
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This vest fits snuggly around your torso and provides 1200 foot visibility. It has 360 degree visibility with 400 candlepower reflectivity. The vest also has large reflective patches and a unique shape to allow for full range of motion.

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