Short days. Long, dark nights. Chilly temperatures. These are familiar seasonal signs that it’s time for a wardrobe change. Time to stow away the short sleeve tops and (short) shorts, and dig out the long sleeves, and thermal and reflective layers.
Running during the Autumn and Winter seasons requires a little extra clothing… and little extra care. First and foremost, be prepared for dark days. Make sure you are visible to other people, particularly motorists, by wearing reflective clothing. Bright fluorescent fabrics or products specifically designed with reflective panels and strips will give you the greatest chance of being seen by motorists and pedestrians – making for a safer and more enjoyable running experience.
At Run4It we stock a wide range of clothing and accessories designed to enhance your visibility when running after dark. Let’s take a look the best products on offer in our Autumn/Winter 2019 range.
Reflective Running Clothes
Ronhill’s See Me Run product range is arguably one of Ronhill’s best yet. It features lightweight, bright and highly reflective Afterlight products, from the Momentum collection. And sleek, iridescent and understated Nightfall products, from the Infinity collection.
This season favourite is lightweight, water resistant and highly reflective. A patterned print gives 360 degree reflective coverage, while additional reflective strips at the front and back further enhance your visibility. The roll away hood provides extra protection if required and a secure pocket provides somewhere to store keys and essentials. The Afterlight Jacket comes in multiple colours – bright yellow, blue and fig for men. And bright pink, yellow and blackberry for women.
The Momentum Afterlight Tight is reflective, thermal and breathable. It has a brushed inner surface that’s soft, comfortable and cosy against your skin. And the pièce de résistance is thereflective print at the lower legs that provides 360 degree reflectivity.
Reflective, windproof and waterproof, this jacket is made to withstand the elements and will allow you to train and perform at your best, even in the worst weather and the darkest conditions. It features cutting-edge reflectivity in an iridescent pattern, fully-taped seams, and a snug and secure hood.
If you don’t like bright colours but still want to be seen, this is the perfect jacket for you!
Like the Nightfall Jacket, this tight has iridescent reflectivity to keep you visible to others after dark. Featuring excellent stretch, it will enable you to move freely and fully, while the soft, breathable fabric will hug your muscles for extra support.
Lights can be worn on your body or attached to a running belt or backpack, for added visibility. Light armbands and shoe clips are a winning combination! Moving with your arms and legs while you run, lights are easy for pedestrians and cars to spot in the dark.
The Ronhill Vizion Safety Bib is a great option for instant visibility. Lightweight with highly reflective strips, it can be worn on top of other layers and has an elasticated side body for a snug fit.
If you’re heading off the beaten path to run on remote trails, in addition to being seen, you will also need to SEE. Take a look at our wide selection of Petzl head torches equipped to light the way wherever you go.
We stock a variety of models, ranging from classic to active to performance head lamps, powered by either conventional batteries or the Petzl Core rechargeable battery.