HI VIZ RUNNING GEAR

WHAT TO WEAR

 

With fewer daylight hours to play with, high visibility running gear is an essential part of your kit once the clocks go back.

 

Running in the winter months needn’t leave you feeling lost in the dark – take a look at our top picks for staying seen and safe on your winter runs.

CLOTHING

An easy way to stay warm and visible in the winter months is to throw on a running jacket with reflective detailing. Designed to be lightweight and packable, most running jackets have ventilation features to keep you comfortable as you run, whilst reflective strips keep you visible to cars as they pass you. The Momentum Afterlight jacket by Ronhill is a great option for urban running, thanks to its high reflectivity, breathable fabric and wind shell design.

 

Autumn and winter-specific styles of tops and tights also use reflective strips and logos to make you visible to others; ideal if you prefer to run without a jacket. 

SHOES

As long as other parts of your kit have hi-viz features, reflective detailing doesn't have to be the number one priority when it comes to running shoes. Your best bet is 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! 

 

Swiss brand ON have come up with potentially the ultimate all-round winter running shoe; the ON Cloud Waterproof. This fantastic updated version of their popular Cloud shoe features ultra-reflective detailing and a 100% windproof, waterproof mesh and membrane to make it ideal for winter.

 

 

ACCESSORIES

A sure-fire guaranteed way to light up your run is to invest in a good headtorch. Running headtorches and headlamps fix comfortably with a stretchy, adjustable band, great for lighting up your path whether on the pavement or trail.

 

A lightweight clip-on LED light is a good way to stay visible to people, bikes or cars coming up behind you. Attach it to the back of your top or jacket so it flashes as you run.