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Be Seen With Hi-Viz Accessories

October 30th, 2012

Cold-weather jacket? Check. Waterproof shoes? Check. You’re almost ready for winter, but what about a few high visibility accessories? Many runners forget about hi-viz accessories when sunlight hours start decreasing, but adding just a couple to your on-the-run gear can seriously up your safety factor on the roads. Running brands are using bright colors, reflectivity and even LEDs to help you increase your chances of being seen by motorists. Not to mention the fact that they add a little flair to your run wardrobe. Here are just a few of our faves.

Vests

A great option for the runner who seeks maximum visibility in a super lightweight package. Hi-viz green, wide reflective silver accents and front/rear flashing red LEDs help you be seen, while streamlined design lets you run uninhibited.

This vest is designed to offer visibility from up to 1,200 feet away thanks to two removable red LED strips. It has a front zipper pocket to carry small essentials, and an easy-access key pocket so you won’t have to fumble around to find your key post-run.

Bands

Not only are these LED bands visible from up to ¼ mile away, but the one inch wide band is fully adjustable to fit around your arm or leg. Choose from three LED colors and slip on a little safety.

The end-to-end reflectivity and 2” high by 1.5” wide ultra bright red LED on this band will help you be seen, while the soft backing and stretch-fit design will keep you comfortable on your run.

Lights

Clip it! Clip it good! Your Saucony USB_LED Light, that is. This little LED can be clipped almost anywhere (hat, shoe, dog’s leash…), and will shine brightly to help you be seen.

This ‘green guy’ might not be as big as the Hulk, but it’s certainly a worthy opponent of darkness. Clip it to the front bill of your running hat and choose between a flashing strobe mode or a steady beam mode.

Hats/Headwear

This seam-sealed hat offers 360° reflectivity, plus a little extra warmth. Adjustable back Velcro closure helps ensure a secure fit, and a built-in sweatband can keep perspiration out of your eyes.

Choose from three high visibility colors in the Brooks Infiniti Headband Nightlife. Reflective silver design on the back helps you be seen, and the cozy brushed interior keeps your ears warm when the weather gets chilly.

Gloves

A great  choice for cool weather running, these gloves have a wide stripe of a hi-viz color across the back of the hand. They also have retractable thumbs so that you can easily use your smart phone or music player on your run.

The stowable neon finger cover on this mitt increases your visibility and keeps fingers toasty. Ample silver reflective details also help you be seen when light is scarce.

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  • Sandy

    I totally agree that many runners forget about Hi-Vis accessories especially in winter when it gets dark early. The vest with flashing red LEDS is brilliant and is a fantastic piece of safety equipment. Also the head band is not only functional but allows you to be seen easily.

  • Ian

    these gloves look good