Active Gear Scout: Best Gear for Night Running
Light and Motion: Vis 360 Run$110 1 of 10
When you open it from it's packaging, the Vis 360 Run looks like it will be heavy when worn. But it's completely opposite. The front and rear light go on the thick headband, which fits snug around the head and doesn't slip or move when running. The on/off switch is easy to find and control when on the road. The front light is adjustable so you can tilt the light up higher or lower. The battery life expectancy lasts anywhere from 2 to 14 hours—depending on if you use high- or low-lighting features. It comes with a USB to charge, which takes about five hours. If you're a multi-sport athlete you can use this for cycling too. Heads up: Wearing this for longer than an hour did create a little irritation on the front of the head.
Brooks Running: Ravenna 5$110 to $115 2 of 10
The Ravenna 5 is between a stability and neutral shoe. It provides extreme comfort without the heaviness of a support shoe. It's light and bright so you'll be seen in low to dark light. The reflective strips make your feet seen by oncoming runners or cars. Great for: Neutral to slight pronation runners and ideal for road running.
Nike Flash Running Tights$150 3 of 10
You won't be missed in these tights. The Nike Flash has a large reflective strip design from the hip all the way down to the ankle. The tights are comfortable and flattering, and provide enough warmth to get you through the chilly morning or night runs. There's a small rear pocket to hold keys, ID or your phone.
Go Motion Litebelt$59.95 4 of 10
Not into wearing headlamps? It's OK. Run safe and well lit with the Litebelt by Go Motion. It's light and doesn't bounce around too much if you adjust it to the right size. It's a little on the heavier side, but it's ideal for runners because of all the storage pockets it has to offer. You can get the hydration attachment too.
NoxGear Tracer360 Visibility Vest$59.99 5 of 10
Illuminate your night runs with the bright and light Tracer360 Visibility Vest. The burst of light allows for oncoming traffic and runners to see you from all angles. Just throw it over a shirt or jacket and you're ready to run. It's not bulky. It's water-resistant and multi-colored. The best part is the battery lasts up to 40 hours.
Night Beam LED Armband$25.99 6 of 10
The LED Armband from Night Beam keeps you visible during your early morning or late evening runs this fall. The armband is adjustable, easy to turn on and off, and can be seen from 1,400 feet away. It's water-resistant, but after a few wears it starts to smell musty. Give it a quick wash and let it dry for 24 hours before wearing it again. Make yourself more visible with the LED Legband.
Puma Mobium Ride Nightcat$130 7 of 10
This shoe is for heel strikers and night runners. The Mobium Ride Nightcat offers 360-degree reflectivity and an LED light on the tongue so you'll be safe in low-light conditions. This shoe expands and contracts to your movement—the kind of design that makes you feel light and energetic on your feet. It weighs 8 ounces and has minimal arch support.
NiteIze SlapLit$11.99 8 of 10
Remember how cool slap bracelets were in the 90s? They're back, and cool again. SlapLit features the same slap-to-snap technology as the stylish bracelets, but with functionality. The LED illuminating functionality makes you visible at night. It weighs 1.3 ounces and the battery lasts about 100 hours, which is included. Wear it around your wrist, upper arm or ankle. The best part is it's affordable. At $12, you can purchase a few as back-ups.
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