Hot Gear for Low-Light Runs

This high-visibility gear allows you to be seen on your run

Even though daylight hours have been increasing since the Winter Solstice on Dec. 21, the days are still pretty short and it gets dark quite early. Perhaps your early morning runs are beginning in the dark or maybe you’ve been caught out without a light after it gets dark. The upside is plenty of stunning sunrises and sunsets that are yours for the taking. However, they are much more enjoyable if you are prepared. Check out the latest reflective gear to ensure you are seen coming and going.

Saucony Reflex Tight

These tights have compression and a zippered pocket. Plus they rock 360 degrees of reflectivity that simply looks like a cool pattern until you add light. A bonus is the gusseted crotch with a chafe free, soft lining. These are available for both men (pictured) and women. ($98)

Brooks Distance Long Sleeve

This popular running shirt for in-between temperatures gets the Brooks’ “Nightlife” treatment with the addition of reflectivity and a high visibility yellow color. It’s available for both men and women (pictured). ($48)

New Balance Reflective Lite Packable Jacket

Light and easy to pack in the chest zippered pocket to toss in a gym bag or purse (meaning no excuses for not having it), this jacket has reflective yarns in the fabric for 360 degrees of visibility. It also happens to be wind and water resistant and even has a drop tail for extra coverage. This jacket is available for both men and women (pictured) and comes in a variety of colors. ($130)

Nathan LightSpur RX LED Foot Light

Clip this weather resistant, LED light to your shoe for your own personal taillights that happen to change to red, green or blue (and can even flash!). The rechargeable battery lasts up to 6 hours on steady and 12 when flashing. ($30)

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Safety Skin Reflective Skin Spread

No reflective gear? No problem when you have this handy applicator tube (it goes on like deodorant) full of Reflective Skin Spread. Designed to go directly on the skin, it appears light grey when applied and reflects oncoming light to keep you seen. The spread washes off with soap and water or a wet wipe. ($19)

Nike AeroLoft Flash Running Vest

Get noticed for your layering game and visibility with this insulated vest with reflective graphics. It has stretch fabric on the sizes for enhanced mobility. This pairs well with the Brooks Distance Long Sleeve and is also available for men (pictured) and women. ($215)

Mountain Hardwear AlpenGlo Dome

Stay warm and visible in this cozy wool hat made luminescent yarn. The ear band is lined with fleece for an itch-free run. It’s unisex, but does run slightly small. ($30)

Oiselle You Glow Grrl Bra

This racerback bra looks gray during the day, but is reflective enough at night to pass the safety test for Ragnar Relays. As far as support and compression goes, this bra will be most comfortable for smaller cup sizes. ($58)

Allison Pattillo

Motiv Running senior editor Allison Pattillo writes about running, health, nutrition, gear and travel from her home in Colorado. When it comes to gear, she’s a fan of tall running socks, short running skirts and wearing her hat backwards. Even with a BQ and a few podium finishes (all triathlons should be run, bike, canoe!), Allison finds more inspiration from running in beautiful places and exploring on the run instead of the numbers on a stopwatch. She looks forward to the day when she finds her ultimate running dog, which, at this point, may be more bulldog than border collie.