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Buying Guide 2014: Illumination Gear

December 21st, 2014

It’s impossible to see in the dark. Okay, sure, get yourself some night vision goggles and you’re set, but who wears those while running?! Until someone creates an awesome night vision solution for runners, we are stuck with the eyes we’ve got. It is for this reason that us runners run into (pun intended) a big problem in low-light conditions, and that is visibility. Not only our ability to see the terrain in front of us, but also the drivers or runners on the road who can’t see us.

Though visibility is an issue that is relevant year round, it becomes especially important to consider during the winter months. Daylight hours are at their yearly low (literally – today is the shortest day of the year!), and stormy weather cause our limited daylight hours to be darker than usual. But, you shouldn’t let that stop you from getting in your daily run. You need to see and be seen, and there is gear that you can use to help you increase your visibility.

I’m going to break this illumination gear guide down into these two categories: “See” (providing light to the path in front of you) and “Be Seen” (allowing others to see you). Read more…

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In the Buff: The Most Versatile Running Headwear

September 14th, 2012


With cooler weather around the corner, we’re starting to look for creative ways to stay cozy on our runs. Hats and beanies will always have a special place in our hearts, but recently we’ve been running in the Buff.

Um… what? The temps drop and we say ‘forget clothes’? Not quite. The ‘Buff’ is perhaps the most versatile piece of running headwear on the market. It has an incredibly simple design (it’s basically a long tube of stretchy, moisture-wicking fabric), but it can morph into nearly any type of headwear you can imagine.

This little powerhouse accessory even comes in a High UV Protection version. There are at least 12 ways to wear it: from balaclava to headband to neck gaiter, the Buff will have you covered. Check out our complete Buff collection so you can try out the above styles yourself.

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