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With daylight savings right around the corner, I’ve putting some reflective run gear to the test. Though I’d love to be a morning runner, the reality of my life right now is that I typically run after work. And while daylight savings initially bestows an extra hour of playtime, it also bumps up sunset making it dark during my normal run time.
I don’t mind sweating it out after dark as long as I have a partner (a four-legged run buddy fits the bill too) and the right gear. Sticking to my neighborhood for nighttime runs means I often battle post-work traffic as people find their way home. Keeping safety first, reflective gear with a fashionable touch tops my list of must-haves every fall season. Check out four of my favorites from this year’s line-up of reflective run gear, perfect for early morning or nighttime running!
Asics GEL-Cumulus 15 Lite Show, $125, asicsamerica.com
Perfect for early birds and night owls, the GEL-Cumulus® 15 LITE-SHOW™ is meant to be seen with an all over reflective upper. These neutral runners are also suitable for underpronators to mild overpronators.
Kara’s notes: I love the colors of these shoes and receive compliments everytime I wear them! Consider sizing ½ size up from your normal run-shoe size as I found the fit to be a little snug in my go-to size.
Girl Sports Bands Runners Reflective NEON Orange 1″ wide, $6, etsy.com
Made from the highest quality materials, this band keep hair out of your face while making you noticeable in the dark!
Kara’s notes: This band fit my not-so-normal shaped head perfectly without slipping off mid-run. With a comfortable fit and affordable price tag, I picked up a couple for friends!
Brooks Nightlife Essential Run Vest II, $75, brooksrunning.com
Lightweight and ultra-packable, the Essential Run Vest boasts windproof and water-resistant protection, and side stretch panels for better fit and breathability. We’ve paired black with NightLife and Brite Pink to make you more visible on your runs after dark.
Kara’s notes: I’m digging the plaid print on this vest for this season! The vest option kept my core warm without making me arms too hot. The fit ran a little snug, due to the semi-fitted cut, but I stuck with my regular size and loved it!
Asics Electro Jacket, $100, onlineshoes.com
The lightweight ASICS® Electro™ Jacket ensures that you’re always in the spotlight. Special LED details on this unlined women’s athletic jacket allow for extreme visibility in low-light conditions, while a rollaway hood comes in handy when you need to duck out of the weather.
Kara’s notes: This lightweight jacket is a perfect addition to any fall run wardrobe. It took the chill out of a cold night run, while not making me too steamy! I love the silver color and LED light details and felt safer wearing this great piece!