Man wearing Hi Vis running gear


What to Wear

Running in the winter months needn’t leave you feeling lost in the dark – ensure you have all you need for your running routine this season with our top picks for staying seen and safe on your winter runs.


As temperatures plummet and there are fewer daylight hours to play with, high-visibility running clothing should become an integral part of your running set-up. Staying seen, supported, and safe is essential to running confidently in winter months - whether you're on the tracks, trail, or the tarmac. Here at Runners Need, we have everything you need to keep up that winter running routine, whether it's a high-visibility waterproof jacket for rainy evening sprints, a high-visibility long-sleeve t shirt for road-side urban jogs, or a range of high-visibility accessories such as gloves, hats, and headbands for keeping the hair out of your face, and your mind on the run ahead.


If you're looking for an easy way to stay warm and visible in winter, why not check out our incredible range of women's and men's weatherproof running jackets with reflective detailing from Ronhill? Designed to be lightweight and packable, Ronhill has a range of men's and women's running jackets made with breathable fabrics and ventilation features to keep you comfortable and moisture-free as you run, with reflective strips to keep you visible to cars as they pass you.


Another fantastic option is our range of women's and men's running coats from Endurance. Created using impressive 360° reflective fabrics and designed to keep the unpleasant weather on the outside with impeccable wind and water resistance - why not check out Endurance's Women's Rumey Light The Night Jacket or their Men's Peelier Light the Night Jacket? The perfect choice for urban runs.


For those wanting something a little lighter for the transitional autumn and spring months, Ronhill also has a fantastic range of winter-specific tops, mid-layers, and running tights with reflective strips and logos to help make you visible to others.


Although having high-visibility running shoes need never be the number one priority when it comes to picking a new pair of trainers for winter runs, it never hurts to have a little extra on different areas of your body. Your best bet is always to invest in a good pair of running shoes that will keep you comfortable and supported as you run on uneven surfaces in the dark and team them with a headtorch to light the way ahead.


Swiss performance running brand ON has come up with the ultimate all-around winter running shoe - the ON Cloud Waterproof for women and for men. These incredibly lightweight, low-profile trainers are thoughtfully crafted with a high-quality mixed fabrication in the upper for breathability and durability - the ideal choice for keeping your feet dry in all conditions.


If you do fancy a little extra visibility underfoot, why not check out the incredible BrooksGhost 15 for men and for women? With a soft feel, smooth ride, and trusted fit, the Ghost 15 delivers the comfort and performance runners want – it’s no wonder it’s one of Brooks’ most-loved running shoes.


At Runners Need, we stock an incredible range of head torches and headlamps perfect for lighting dark off-road trails and tracks in winter. Running head torches fix comfortably with a stretchy, adjustable band and are great for lighting up your path - whether on the pavement, the track, or the trail. And for those who don’t want to wear a headlamp, another great option is a lightweight clip-on LED light - the perfect solution to stay visible to people, bikes or cars coming up behind you. To wear it, simply attach it to the back of your top or jacket so it flashes as you run.


For those looking for a warming winter accessory, we also have a fantastic range of reflective Afterhours Gloves, Beanies, and Headbands courtesy of Ronhill – ideal for those looking to give a little extra warmth to their extremities while keeping safe and seen on the roadside.

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