Reflective Running Gear

Now that Daylights Savings Time is in effect (or is it out of effect?) its time to talk reflective gear. As a disclaimer, I must state that I currently have none. However I have spent the past few days researching, reading blogs, talking to runners and looking at gear reviews. 

Vests, Hats, Flashlights,  Jackets, Shirts, Headlamps, Blinking Lights and More!

When I think reflective I think Vests, bright yellow construction worker, men flagging in the street wearing vests. Not the most fashionable but probably the most visible thus safe. If you are looking for something more stylish Brooks has a reflective/functional vest and Nathan make this standard, yet still solid traditional reflective vest.


A plethora of hats, headbands, beanies and visors with reflective material exist. Brooks makes this beanie and Nike this cap. One of my favorite online running stores, Road Runner Sports makes an affordable well reviewed reflective hat and sells this headband in 6 colors. Asics makes these knit reflective gloves and this hat.

Thanks to some of my #runchat Twitter buddies I can recommend running with a headlamp. Petzl makes a few including this solid inexpensive one and Black Diamond makes this sharp one. I’m told running with a head lamp is fabulous and once you use one you never want to run at night without one again.

Brooks, yes I am obsessed with Brooks, makes a great reflective long sleeve shirt for men (it’s even on sale) and for women. Amphipod has an entire line of visibility products including flashing lights, vests and reflective bands. New Balance makes LED Lights and a Vest. Also RunningWarehouse has a section dedicated to Illumination

No matter how you illuminate your runs stay safe and light up the night!



    I love reflective gear!! You're so right! Thanks for your safety advocacy!! Happy Monday! Spa <3

    Jenna | 6 years ago Reply

    The gloves in that photo are my favorite - I need to get a new pair though as I lost mine during a race last year. They are warm & reflective. I also couldn't survive a winter (or even a summer) without my headlamp, it gets rid of the "running out of time" excuse for running. :)

    Heather @ Better With Veggies | 6 years ago Reply

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