Twilight exercise is gaining momentum as our busy schedules make it increasingly difficult to fit in our workouts during daylight hours. But even if the sun has set (or hasn’t come up yet) you can still get in a sweat session. Be alert and stay safe with these glow-in-the-dark fitness gear finds. Whether it’s race day or just a routine run or walk, you’ll want to wear these chic pieces in the daylight, too!

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Tops

Deck out your upper half with these glow-in-the-dark tops that really do glow in the dark or are bright enough to catch everyone’s eye — in the best way possible!

  1. Lululemon Won’t Stop Vest: Layer this beauty over your favorite long-sleeve tee on a cool day and rest easy knowing you’ll be seen by those around you. With reflective details and a water-resistant Matte Glyde fabric, you’ll brave all that autumn throws your way while looking stylish all the way to the finish line. (Lululemon, $98)
  2. Zaggora Hot Top 2.0 Purple: Constructed from special fabrics to burn calories while you’re working out, the Hot Top 2.0 not only comes in bold, bright colors that stand out in low-light situations, but it will get you one step closer to your fitness goals. Perfect for warm climates! (Zaggora, $69)
  3. The North Face Momentum Thermal 1/2 Zip: When the temperatures drop, keep warm and dry with this eye-catching middle-layer piece that features 360-degree reflectivity. The coolest feature is the mitts that pull out from the cuffs to keep your fingers warm all workout long. This is low-light fitness at its best! (onlineshoes.com, $80)
  4. Brooks Nightlife jacket: No matter what time it is, this windproof jacket will help keep you safe on the road with the 3M Scotchlite reflective elements to ensure all eyes are on you in low-light conditions. (Sports Authority, $85)
  5. Splits59 Sprint V Back Tank: Look fashionable in this easy-fitting tank that will bring out the fashionista in you. We’re partial to the orange-hued Fire because something bright is always better than boring black! Check out the deep scoop back — what’s not to love? (Splits59, $65)
  6. Puma Pure NightCat Reflective Running Jacket: Designed with low-light workouts in mind, this chic jacket features reflective yarns, logos and other design accents that will make you stand out when the sun goes down. It’s wind-resistant, with ventilation slits — night workouts don’t get much chicer than this. (Sports Authority, $100)

Bottoms

If you’re going for a glow on the bottom, these reflective pant and short picks might just become part of your go-to workout outfit. Suited for low-light conditions but stylish enough for daylight, they’ll look just as spiffy in the gym!

  1. ASICS Lite-Show Tight: Run safely every time you hit the pavement with these full-length tights that feature Lite-Show technology — they bounce light rays right back to their source, keeping cars well aware of where you are. (Roadrunner Sports, $65)
  2. Zaggora Viva Capri Blue: If you’re looking for a brightly-colored capri with a little something extra, look no further than the fabulous Viva Capri. The ThermoFit heating fabrics help you burn more calories, and the breathable, full-coverage style works for running, walking, yoga and more. (Zaggora, $95)
  3. Splits59 Nova Capri Tight: Rock that run in this statement-making capri with style lines and sport lame detailing that make this fashionable item stand out from the rest. The head-turning Teal/Fire combo gets our vote! (Splits59, $98)
  4. NIKE Women’s Dash 3″ Printed Running Shorts: When the weather calls for shorts, pull on this pair complete with an internal pocket for keys or other small items, sweat-wicking fabric and reflective details that will let traffic know you’re there. (Sports Authority, $32)
  5. Oakley Night Run Capri: Don this fashionable pair of reflective-trim capris and get going. Available in Jet Black and Slate Purple, running pants have never looked so good! (Zappos.com, $58)

Accessories

Your fab fitness look isn’t complete without a glowing accessory, so add one (or all!) of these exercise extras to your race-day look or anytime you feel like going the extra mile.

  1. Ciate Corrupted Neons Manicure Set: Whether you want to deck out your nails for a night race or just because, this nail set will light up your fingertips all the way to the finish line. Choose from blue, pink, yellow or orange polish and prepare to be seen! (Sephora, $25)
  2. NITE IZE ClipLit LED Light: Clip this on your person as a zipper pull or on your bag for a nighttime or early-morning walk or jog to make sure drivers can see you. With a battery that lasts for 24 hours and a weather-resistant covering, this affordable light is a no-brainer. (Sports Authority, $3)
  3. Interval Reflective Wristbands: Wipe the sweat from your brow and make sure you’re visible to those around you with these reflective wristbands that also make a fashion statement. (Adidas, $10)
  4. Emi-Jay Neon Hair Ties: Add some neon to your ponytail with a fun hair tie from Emi-Jay. Need a tighter hold? Use a regular elastic band and cover the ponytail holder with one of these hair ties to give your hairstyle some fluorescent flair. Best part: They double as bracelets! (amazon.com, $12)
  5. Nite Beams LED Shoelaces: No nighttime runner should leave the house without a pair of these flashy laces that will have your feet twinkling with every stride. Available in red, blue, green, white and yellow, you can rest assured that you’ll be the brightest thing in sight! (Nite Beams, $20)
  6. PUMA Fitness Reflective Workout Bag: Be seen in style as you go to and from the gym with this bag made specifically for low-light conditions. Roomy, with enough pockets for all your gym gear, this bag is the best of both worlds — stylish and safe. (Puma, $46)

Footwear

These glow-in-the-dark sneakers look fab no matter what the clock says. Colorful and functional for running die-hards, you can’t go wrong with one of the sneaker finds below!

  1. New Balance Women’s WR1400 Glow-in-Dark Running Shoe: Light up the road with this brightly colored shoe featuring glow-in-the-dark accents designed for nighttime runs. The REVlite foam cushioning provides an extra-comfy fit and the New Balance name ensures you’re getting a great shoe. (amazon.com, $80)
  2. PUMA BioWeb Elite Glow Women’s Running Shoes: With maximum stability and cushioning, this shoe not only glows in the dark but is a treat for your feet! This lightweight shoe, complete with reflective elements, is a night runner’s dream and is available in three glowing colors. (shop.puma.com, $100)
  3. ASICS Gel-Cumulus 15 Lite-Show Shoes: Pink and black with an all-over reflective upper, this running shoe takes comfort to a new level and is everything you love about ASICS, with a few technical tweaks. (ASICS, $125)
  4. NIKE Air Max Thea Woven Sneakers: Launched just this past summer, this lightweight glow-in-the-dark shoe oozes minimalist appeal and is available in three hot colors. (Nike, $120)

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Neon Pom Pom Shorts | UV Black Light Glow In The Dark Ladies Running Shorts

Glow in the dark parties won’t be fun without these neon pom pom shorts. Because they can glow like madness under UV black light. You’ll never get the attention you deserve unless you’ve tried on a pair of these neon board shorts. Moreover, if you want to start a black light party, this is the chance for you to impress the crowd with your awesome outfits. Of course, there won’t be room for the blues. You’ll be enjoying yourself so much. Trust me.

This pair of shorts comes in airy fabric 100% cotton. It’s so light and comfortable to wear in the summer heat. The pom pom trim adds a little cuteness elements to the neon shorts. And, as you can see, it also boosts an extremely eye-catching color. In the wave of summertime, you should wear nothing but tank tops with shorts, right? Look at them. You’ll looks so cute on these shorts. Believe me, these vibrant neon pom pom shorts are must-have items for summer beach party outfits.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

DESIGN

Neon glow shorts with decorative neon pom pom trim.

Elasticized waistband with draw cord.

These fashion runner shorts glow to extremely vibrant under black light.

DETAILS

Material : 100% cotton

Style: Pom pom runner shorts. Perfect for pairing with t-shirt, tank top or bikini top.

Product No. : TD01SH01G

This is a “UV Black Light Glow In The Dark” product so it will fluoresce or glow under UV black light only.

SIZE DESCRIPTION

Sizes : M, L, XL, XXL

Waist size chart : M = 26″ / L = 28″ / XL = 30″ / XXL = 32″

Approx. length : 9”- 11″

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As we near the winter solstice, our dawn and dusk runs will start getting darker. It’s important to be seen on your runs, especially if you run anywhere near roads. We’ve rounded up our favorite reflective and lighted running gear to make sure you stay safe out there.

Brooks Running LSD Jacket And Greenlight Tight ($105 For Jacket, $95 For Tight)

Brooks Running’s Nightlife collection returns with some brand-new colors and patterns for fall—just in time for daylight savings. The collection’s LSD Jacket and Greenlight Tight feature 360-degree reflectivity to ensure that potential nighttime hazards see you coming. The black jacket has a fun, reflective pattern that bumps it up a notch from purely functional to flattering.

Buff DryFlx Neckwarmer, $25

The appeal of Buff lies in its versatility—the super-soft, super-stretchy bands can work as a headband, sweat wipe, hat, neck warmer, earmuff, face cover and impromptu ponytail holder. The brand’s latest release, DryFlx Neckwarmer, is perfect for cold winter months. Thermally efficient fabric protects the face and neck from the elements, while 360-degree reflectivity ensures you’re seen.

Nathan Luna Fire 250 RX Chest/Waist Light, $40

Running at night or in the autumn chill often means you’re carrying extra bulk to keep yourself safe and warm. As a result, some trusty visibility devices may not work or fit as well as they’re intended. Nathan’s Luna Fire 250 RX Chest/Waist Light offers the flexibility to wear its 250-lumen light with the built-in chest or waist strap—but if that doesn’t mesh well with your assembly of gear, you can also pop the light out and attach it to anything else. Bonus: The battery can last up to 25 hours, meaning you can run several nights in a row before you need to bother with recharging.

Decathlon Kalenji Kiprun Jacket, $23

Bright, light and super-affordable—the Decathlon Kalenji Kiprun jacket checks all of our boxes. This lightweight (4.2 oz. for a size small) jacket packs into its own pocket, making it easy to stash in a hydration pack, and its bright trim with 360-degree reflectivity enables visibility at any time of day. Bonus: thumb loops!

Hoka One One Mach And Cavu Shoes, $110-$140

Hoka One One Mach shoe pictured.

“Visibility” doesn’t have to mean “wearing neon.” Hoka One One has gone stealth with its new Fly at Night line, featuring its popular Mach and Cavu styles. Inspired by the night running culture in Japan, these bold, black kicks are surprisingly bright, thanks to reflective applications on the logos, heel tab and outsole.

Petzl Bindi Headlamp, $60

It’s tricky to find a headlamp that works and feels comfortable to wear while running. In our experience, they’re either too tight or too loose, and the lighting is always either too bright or too dim. Petzl’s striving to address those concerns with its Bindi headlamp, a lightweight tool with a thin, adjustable headband that’s USB rechargeable and promised to last for at least three years. With a maximum brightness of 200 lumens, this headlamp can endure anywhere between two and 50 hours of use, depending on the lighting setting you pick.

Brilliant Reflective Assorted Pack, $40

Most running gear these days features some level of reflectivity, but it’s not always prominent enough to make you visible around cars while running at night. Enter Brilliant Reflective, reflective strips that are easily ironed directly onto clothing and stick-on options for use on shoes and other gear. The stick-on strips won’t last forever, but the iron-ons will—or at least as long as the item of clothing on which you apply it.

SPIbeams LED Hat, $30

If you’ve ever extended an evening run when it unexpectedly felt amazing and found yourself logging miles in the dark, you know how valuable versatile reflective gear can be. This SPIbeams hat offers sun protection by day and visibility by night, with four small LED lights built into the brim and two at the back. Featuring a simple on/off switch tucked under the brim, it’s an easy safety product to grab on days when you’re not quite sure how far your legs will take you. Better safe than sorry!

Amphipod Versa-Light Mini, $15

Clip it, click it and go—it’s that simple. Amphipod’s new Versa-Light Mini ($15, amphipod.com) is USB rechargeable (no battery required!) and comes with two red and white lighting options that are both bright enough to let anyone nearby know you’re coming. Best of all, this lightweight tool is the size of a Hershey’s Nugget and easily affixes to your clothing, armband or belt, meaning it won’t add noticeable weight to your run gear.

Jogalite Leg Band, $6.50

Above all, reflective gear should be effective, but its second-most important quality is ease of use. Luckily, these Jogalite leg bands are both. The 1.5-inch nylon band wraps around the leg and stays put with the help of some old-fashioned Velcro (hey, the stuff is still around because it does its job well, right?). What’s more, you can stock up on these to make sure you always have one around without breaking the bank.

Love Night Running? These 8 Safety Products Are Must-Haves

Don’t be that runner! We’ve all seen them, or almost not, trucking down a dark road with NO reflective clothing or lights at all. Yikes.

They scare the crap out of you when you come up on them. You want to stop and yell at them…but it is probably best if you don’t! Instead, be the “shining” example for the other runners in your neighborhood.

So now that we have you talked into being safe when you run, you need to know what kind of great running gadgets there are and most importantly, where you can find them. Since Road Runner Sports is a full service running store with much more than shoes, insoles and socks, we can help you out with both.

Our Favorite Safety Vest, Cap and Headlamp

The AMPHIPOD® XINGLET LITE LED™ VEST will make you feel confident and super comfortable when you are running before dawn or after dark. Be seen and stay safer with the Flashing LED powered light plus the 360º reflectivity that maximizes your stand-out status.

AMPHIPOD® SWIFT-CLIP CAP LIGHT If your preference is to wear a cap, you can still feel more confident running at night by using the versatile Amphipod® Swift-Clip Cap Light. See and be seen striding safer in low light with this super bright, dual high-intensity LED clip light that conveniently fastens directly to your cap or visor brim. You’ll have the lighting options of either a flashing strobe or a constant beam, and you can also use this versatile Amphipod® Swift-Clip Cap Light on belts, straps, bags and more!

PETZL® TIKKA® HEADLAMP Boost your visibility when running in low-light and dark conditions with the powerfully updated, best-selling Petzl® Tikka® Headlamp. See all that is in your path with the 200 lumens of constant lighting technology, offering a mixed beam (wide, focused or red for discretion). This technology gives you the ability to see and to be seen.

Light up Your Feet With LightSpurs and Reflective Shoes

NATHAN LIGHTSPUR You’ll feel safer striding after dark by making yourself a standout on the streets with the Nathan LightSpur. Light your way into a more confident, enjoyable run by easily and comfortably wearing this spur on the heel of your shoe to get additional visibility delivered through either a blinking or steady stream of light. Plus, your safety won’t come with an uncomfortable price thanks to the hardly-noticeable feel of this spur that’s also waterproof and features an easy to replace battery.

ASICS® GEL-KAYANO® 24 LITE-SHOW™ is just one of many shoes you will find at Road Runner Sports that let’s you light up the night ’til the morning safe and seen! Plus, you’ll run with a legend backed by 24 years of innovation in your highly reflective, #1 cushion and support package by ASICS®. Feel cushy GEL® beneath your heel and forefoot for max shock absorption that’s tuned to carry your strides. Do more with less in your GEL-Kayano® 24 to help you run legendary.

Other Items to stay Safe

You can find many other safety items for you to feel safe all year round no matter when you get your runs in. Here are just a few you can find at Road Runner Sports.

YAKTRAX RUN: Don’t let the snow and ice stop you. Keep your run going all winter long as you run on snow and ice safely. Add extra traction to your favorite running shoes with the Yaktrax RUN winter traction device. Plus, get a custom fit for your right and left foot thanks to the anatomical design.

Don’t leave home without your Tandem Sports Sabre Red Defense pepper spray. This lightweight spray container is easily carried and features a release key ring, safety lock and 25 attack-stopping blasts for your protection. Plus, with every purchase of the pink canister, a donation is made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Feel safer running at night or anytime you are alone in remote areas with the Tandem Sports Sabre Runner Personal Alarm. You’ll love the security you’ll feel while running with this powerful alarm that can be easily and quickly used to call for attention during an emergency. All you need to do is pull a ring to activate the alarm, which can be heard up to 1,000 feet away.

Remember, staying safe on the trails and roads not only keeps you enjoying those early morning or late day runs, but also makes your family happy as well.

Author bio: Cheryl Petermann is a 6+ year member of the Road Runner Sports social media team. After a life altering experience she has spent 15 + years studying Alternative & Complimentary forms of medicine with a focus on Reiki. An Eastern complementary health approach based on the body’s energy and healing abilities. With her husband Robert, they are also volunteers with the California Labrador Retrievers and More dog rescue and have fostered dozens of litters of puppies and their moms!

You’re a runner. It’s in your blood. Running outside may be your ideal activity, but are you best prepared best for night runs?

Running at night can not only inhibit your vision, but also the vision of those around you, including fellow runners and motor vehicles. To help stay visible and safe, you need the right running gear to stand out in the dark.

STAYING VISIBLE

The best way you can prepare to be seen is to wear reflective running gear. Look for reflective clothing, lights or a combination of the two. From reflective vests to strobe lights, there’s a variety of options you should take advantage of.

So, how does it work?

Reflective materials are passive, which means they react to other forms of light, including headlights on cars. Because of this, think about the size and amount of reflective you don during your runs. This is why larger reflective gear, such as vests, are great to help keep runners safe.

Nevertheless, smaller accessories like arm, wrist and ankle bands are also effective. When lights and reflective move, they can stick out more. Wearing these smaller accessories on your arms and legs when they are in motion can help signal to others that you’re a moving object in the distance.

Let’s break it down and shine light on the gear choices available so you know what’s best for you.

REFLECTIVE VESTS

Reflective vests are highly-visible running accessories that you wear over your shirt to highlight your chest, back, shoulders and waist, helping people spot you from all angles. Most vests are made of bright yellow mesh and silver reflectors. They are also designed to be breathable and allow a full range of motion, making them a popular choice for runners.

ARM BANDS, WRIST BANDS AND BELTS

Brighten up your running outfit with reflective armbands, wristbands and belts. These items may be small, but they’re mighty. They can help trace your image to drivers and other runners or bikers in the distance. Not only that, some wristbands feature hook-and-loop fasteners and can be attached to equipment such as bikes and backpacks for even greater visibility.

LIGHTS

Luminous lights can do more for a runner than just highlight their presence. Headlamps, flashlights and strobes also act as a beacon so you can see what’s in front of you. Most of these lights are also weather resistant as well.

OTHER RUNNING ACCESSORIES

On top of all the gear mentioned above, you can also look for products that may be a bit more unique. Reflective shoelaces, bright snap bracelets, stickers and magnetic clip-on patches are all possible options you can choose to add to your ensemble. Many footwear, apparel and accessory manufacturers are now adding reflective details on their running gear as an added benefit. Every little bit can help!

COLORS, WEATHER AND MORE SAFETY

When choosing reflective gear, you may notice an array of color choices. Yellow, green, silver and red are popular choices as they tend to stick out well in the dark. Keep in mind, the more reflective pieces you wear, the more likely someone off in the distance may be able to recognize you.

You should always try to run in familiar, well-lit surroundings, but, If you get caught in the rain or if it’s darker than you planned for, no need to worry. Reflective items perform the same regardless of the level of darkness or in rain, but again, you may want to wear more than one reflective piece.

In addition to wearing lights and reflective gear, be sure to have pepper spray and an identification tag that includes your name, address and phone number. Safety should be your first priority.

Remember, you can never be too visible. Now that you know what to look for in your nighttime running gear, be sure to follow these nighttime running tips to help maximize your safety even more.

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Nike Shield Ghost Flash Running Jacket, £104.95, nike.com

Nike does a pretty strong line in reflective, winter running jackets and the Shield Ghost Flash Running Jacket is no exception. The weather-resistant fabric not only helps protect you from the elements but the all-over reflective details help you stand out from the crowd.

There are a couple of quite striking camouflage designs or there are more subtle silver and black options that’ll slot more readily into your everyday wear.

Safety Skin, £15.95, amazon.co.uk

You may have already seen this innovative new product lighting up your social media feeds recently with runners getting creative with what is essentially a reflectivity roll on. Applied just like Body Glide, Safety Skin lets you swipe reflective stripes directly onto your skin wherever you want them. When headlights hit the coating it lights up with a strong glow, making sure you’re seen. Made with a hypoallergenic wax base it’s also rain and sweat resistant so you can run hard in all conditions and it’ll still do its job. When you’re done, it comes off easily with a bit of soap and water so you’re not left looking like your local town’s Christmas lights.

FlipBelt Reflective, £31.99, wiggle.co.uk

A night-safety version of the popular FlipBelt, the Reflective has 3M reflective fibres woven into the material all around the band for 360-degree reflectivity. In addition to this added safety feature it’s a brilliant solution for stashing your keys, cards, cash, smartphone, gels and all the other paraphernalia on runs. The Flip system is simple: stick all your essentials in the tubular belt, flip it over and everything stays put. It minimises the jingling and jangling that can irritate when things float around unanchored in your pockets. The whole belt is wicking but be warned, it can get wet and relatively heavy if you’re a big sweater.

KT Tape Pro Reflective, £15.50, amazon.co.uk

If you’re a runner who relies on Kinesiology Therapeutic, or KT Tape, to help keep injuries in check then doubling down with the Pro reflective version seems like a no-brainer. With reflective elements interlaced into the tape, it illuminates when hit with light making it another useful safety measures on those dark nights.

Noxgear Tracer 360, £89.00, amazon.co.uk

While some night running solutions simply reflect light sources to keep you safe and seen, the Noxgear Tracer 360 goes one step further, giving you your own lightweight, light-show. Flexible fibre optics in the vest pump out 40 lumens around the entire body so you can light yourself up like Tron and make yourself visible from over a mile in any direction. You can select from different colours and light modes, there’s a 40-hour battery life and the whole thing is easily adjustable to fit over most jackets or t-shirts.

ProViz Backpack Cover, £22.70, amazon.co.uk

You could buy a running backpack that’s already reflective but let’s face it not all the best commuter running packs come with high-visibility built in. That’s where the ProViz Backpack Cover comes in. This waterproof cover straps onto any pack up to 35L for an instant night visibility upgrade. There’s a handy neon yellow reverse that can also be used for added visibility during the daylight hours too.

NiteIze SlapLit, £13.27, amazon.co.uk

Sometimes the simple solutions are the best and it doesn’t get much more straightforward than this. The SlapLit is just like your average slap bracelet that coils around your arm when you slap it on, except this one boasts a bright LED that can be set to glow or flash. You get 100 hours of runtime off a replaceable battery and it’s also reflective when the LED isn’t in use. It weighs 34g and at just short of 35cm in length will fit most upper arms or forearms comfortably. It comes in red, neon yellow and neon pink.

Jaybird Tarah Pro headphones, £130.00, jaybirdsport.com

If you’re going to run with music when the darkness descends then you might as well make sure your headphones at least add a little something to your overall safety. These Jaybird Tarah Pro do exactly that with a reinforced cable that’s strong and, crucially, reflective. Importantly they’re also are cracking set of Bluetooth wireless running buds with plenty of other tricks like 14 hours of battery life on a single charge, 2 hours runtime from a 5 minute rapid charge and auto power off when the built-in sensors spot you’ve left them on the table.

Related: Read our full review of the Jaybird Tarah Pro Headphones

2XU Reflective Compression Tights, £42.49, sportsshoes.com

If you’re like us you’ll probably resist squeezing into your running tights until it gets properly cold but once that day arrives, these 2XU Reflective tights are a good bet. They offer a triple whammy of warmth, compression and road safety. With reflective detailing that covers most of the lower leg and a giant X on the thigh, these burn bright when they’re hit by car lights. They’re also brilliantly comfortable on the run with flatlock seams to see off the nasty chafe.

Stance 50 States Crew, £15.00, amazon.co.uk

If you’re still brave enough to run bare legged when the clocks go back then you might as well turn those fast feet into a rapid-moving light show. Each pair of these Stance 50 States socks features reflective artwork and logo for increased visibility. With a reinforced heel and toe, moisture-wicking, and mesh vents to help keep your feet cool and dry, they’re also comfy socks to run in.

Garmin Connect Live Tracker, Free with Garmin device

While most of the gear on this list helps others spot you in real life in the dark, Garmin’s Live Tracker lets friends and family track you virtually to make sure you’re running home safe on those dark winter nights. You’ll need to own a Garmin watch and have it connected to the Garmin Connect app on your smartphone. But from there you can fire up Live Tracker and add contacts via email. Those you add will be sent a link where they can see your progress live on a map. For those who don’t own Garmin, Strava Beacon offers a similar service.

Beryl Pixel, £19.99, beryl.cc

A good option for runners who also cycle, this tiny light can be switched to white or red (as a front or rear light on a bike), but is also small enough to clip onto your jacket or watch when you’re running in low light. It’s waterproof and gives you ten hours of light from a single charge.

The Winter Solstice Happened. Here’s Everything You Need for Running in the Dark

The end of Daylight Saving Time may have given us an extra hour of sleep, but it also means that the sun will now set an hour earlier. For most of us, it’ll be dark before it’s time to leave the office, but that’s no excuse to pack up the running shoes until springtime. However, it can be dangerous to go running at night, as you’re never quite as visible as you think. Before you go, you need gear that helps you stand out.

“Lights should be seen 360 degrees around you when you run at night, so just a headlamp is not enough,” Paul Ronto, competitive runner and content director at RunRepeat.com, says. “Even with a headlamp, pedestrians are really hard to see from a vehicle.”

To be extra safe, you should have a front light, rear strobe and at least one side light (usually on the side that’s closest to traffic). Reflective gear also helps increase visibility. “I would not advise only having lights or reflective gear, I think it’s crucial to have both,” Ronto says. “With drivers so distracted these days, it’s crucial to be hyper-visible.”

When picking out your clothes, opt for bright colors like white or yellow. Brighter colors are easier to spot than dark colors by car lights. And tall white socks are great to wear on night runs since drivers tend to pick up the motion before anything else. Your legs are what’s moving the most when you’re out on a run.

Lastly, stay on guard. Be extra cautious when crossing the street, do not expect drivers to stop for you as they would during the day (even if you are crossing at a crosswalk), and if you prefer to run with music, either listen with one headphone in or at a super low volume so you can stay aware of your surroundings. Pack your ID, phone and some cash; tell someone you’re heading out under the cloak of darkness and then hit the streets. There’s no reason to ditch your nightly runs if you enjoy them and they work with your schedule; just be sure to have the proper gear to stay visible — and alive.

Tracer360 Reflective Vest

Reflective vests can be an uncomfortable added layer, but the high-quality mesh and elastic in this one reduces the fabric-to-body contact so you can have a chafe-free experience. “With six fluorescent colors outlining this vest, your visibility will be at its highest, ensuring that you’re protected and seen by motorists and vehicles during your night run,” says Caleb Backe, CPT and wellness expert for Maple Holistics.

Nathan Reflective Convertible Glove/Mitt


Your hands might be the best place for an extra dash of visibility. As you crank your arms, gloves or mittens will catch any light that crosses your path and make drivers more aware of you with that movement. The reflective graphics that Nathan included here look good too, and the glove-mitten hybrid design makes these versatile across a range of cold temperatures.

Knuckle Lights

These knuckle lights “will guide your way through those dimly lit streets and ensure that you see any potential obstacles in front of you to prevent injury,” says Backe. Thanks to adjustable silicone straps and wide flood beams, you’ll be comfortable and visible, too.

BioLite HeadLamp 330


Unlike most headlamps, BioLite’s HeadLamp 330 has its power source at the rear. That keeps the design minimal and makes for a low-profile light that doesn’t bounce, even during hard workouts in the dark. What’s more, the light has multiple modes and is fully integrated into the fabric strap, so you don’t have a chunk of plastic or any clips on your forehead while you put in the miles. It also charges via Micro-USB and has a reflective accent on the rear.

Nathan Zephyr Fire 100 Hand Torch LED Light

While a headlamp will keep you seen, and help you see, a flashlight adds another layer of protection. This one has a small harness, so you can illuminate the trail or flash it towards traffic easily without worrying about dropping it throughout your run.

Road ID

“RoadID is a cheap option that prints your emergency contact info, blood type or any other information you think is important to share onto a small, lightweight bracelet,” Ronto says. If God forbid you get hurt out there, the RoadID will help medical personnel know all the critical things needed to properly assist you.

Nathan Reflective Ankle Band

Take reflective gear a step further by pairing your vest with ankle bands, a cheap, low-tech option to improve visibility. “The nice part about reflective gear is it takes no batteries, and as you move different areas reflect light at different times, making you hyper-visible,” says Ronto.

Nathan TrailMix Plus Insulated 2 Hydration Belt

“This insulated hydration belt is a convenient, lightweight solution that makes it easy to access your hydration and essential items,” says Ryan Raskin, triathlete, running coach and category director at RECREATIONiD.com. It’s important to carry an ID and cellphone in the event of an emergency, and this belt allows you to carry both without messing up your performance.

Petzl Bindi Headlamp

This compact and ultra-light rechargeable headlamp is ideal for night running. The thin headband adjusts easily and can also be worn around the neck. And there are three lighting modes: proximity, movement and distance, along with red lighting to preserve night vision while not blinding others during group runs.

SPIbeams LED Hat

Think of this hat as a more comfortable headlamp. It’s battery operated and has a convenient on/off switch, along with breathable material. It’s great for night runs in the heat as you’ll stay nice and cool as well as safe.

Ciele LRCap Night Right Allover

Don’t want bulbs in your brim? Ciele, the maker of some of our favorite running hats, has a full line of reflective caps that don’t skimp on style. Take this one, which uses reflectivity in a pattern to enhance its design rather than turn it into something that looks like safety gear.

KT Tape Pro

Maybe you already use KT Tape to support your muscles and joints during a run. If so, upgrade to the Pro roll, which features built-in reflectivity, for your dawn and dusk sessions for additional visibility. (And if you run with a backpack, you can slap cheaper 3M reflective tape on it for a quick DIY solution.)

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The 14 Best Pieces Of Night Running Gear

Finding time to exercise amidst a hectic lifestyle can be difficult. A gym membership can add up fast, meal prep can be a pain, and planning out a regimen without any prior knowledge can be a brutal process. But, one of the world’s most accessible health and wellness exercises is always at your disposal, regardless of the time of day, or how many minutes you can commit.

While running has an immensely-low bar for entry, there are still a handful of inhibitors that can keep you from making meaningful progress. Between long hours at work, managing your social life, and partaking in everyday tasks, it might seem impossible to get the cardio workout that you so desperately need. So, for many, running at night has become a way of life. Unfortunately, heading out for a quick jaunt during the darker hours of the day also comes with a handful of downsides, including reduced visibility, dangerous motorists, and differing terrain that can dispatch you in a matter of seconds. Below, we’ve outlined a selection of the industry’s most trusted gear for those shadowy hours, helping you to remain cognizant, visible, and vigilant while enjoying one of your favorite pastimes.

Stance OG Bike Crew Sock

Whether or not the Stance OG Bike Crew sock is made for cycling is irrelevant here; instead, we chose this comfortable, great-looking sock due to its reflective merit. When running at night, your entire torso is in motion, with the most visible, and chaotic limbs belonging to your lower body. With these lightweight, performance mesh foot protectors, you’ll be able to remain relatively noticeable thanks to a series of reflective logos. And with a cushioned construction, reinforced toe, and heel, and the company’s revered FEEL360 Technology, you’re sure to enjoy the OG’s performance-oriented improvements, as well.

Purchase: $18

Nathan Nightfall Vest

Reflective vests are an essential piece of gear for your nocturnal running adventures, and when it comes to unparalleled visibility without a huge price tag, Nathan’s Nightfall peripheral does a fantastic job. Thanks to 1,200-foot visibility and 360-degree reflectivity, the Nightfall vest will keep you illuminated for oncoming traffic from a significant distance away, notifying them of your presence well before they make their approach. Like many of the industry’s alternative offerings, Nathan’s reflective variant is lightweight, breathable, and ready for any early morning/late night endeavor.

Purchase: $20

Nathan Reflective Headband

Next up is Nathan’s Reflective Headband, a stylish, functional accessory that was devised to keep you undoubtedly visible during the day’s darkest hours, while providing exceptional warmth in the process. Constructed with comfortable midweight fleece, this soft spandex/polyester peripheral is a must-have for any runner who’s looking to take on the earliest hours, the latest nights, and the coldest temperatures while putting safety at the forefront.

Purchase: $20

BoldBrite LED Reflective Belt

BoldBrite’s LED Reflective Belt is an essential item for those ultra-dark scenarios when you need to remain visible, even in the absence of surrounding light. Thanks to the peripheral’s 360-degree LED and highly-reflective elastic strap, runners are privy to one of the most versatile safety accessories on the market, allowing users to utilize a fast blinking, slow blinking, or solid light strand to keep themselves illuminated. Each belt promises over 45 hours of use, making it a go-to item for hikers, campers, cyclists, and runners who are looking to take advantage of the day’s cooler hours.

Purchase: $25

Ciele GOCap

Nobody said that protective and proactive gear had to be unattractive, and thanks to Ciele’s GOCap, that’s become abundantly clear. This standard head accessory was created to bridge the gap between purposeful gear and everyday adornment, thanks to its subtle design, race-proven pedigree, and reflective TPU Ciele Grip label. It’s lightweight, extremely noticeable at the darkest hours of the day, and even includes the company’s revered COOLwick mesh to keep you comfortable and perspiration free throughout the day.

Purchase: $40

Lululemon Resolute Runner Gloves

Lululemon is no stranger to minimalistic athletic attire, and with the company’s Resolute Runner Gloves, you’ll be exposed to some of the industry’s finest textiles, while also remaining visible to others. Each glove is crafted with the utmost attention to detail, which means tech-friendly fingers for your essential smart devices, a stylish snap system to keep them secure, even when not adorned, and reflective detailing to keep you visible as you traverse the urban landscape.

Purchase: $42

Few reflective peripherals can trounce the importance of a capable head or waist lamp, and with BioLite’s HeadLamp 330, to say that you’ll be the most luminant thing on the roadway would be an understatement. The company’s proprietary 3D SlimFit construction and slimline profile offer runners the ultimate in comfort and flush fitment, while keeping annoyances like bouncing and slippage to a minimum. Plus, the headband’s moisture-wicking fabric is perfect for those who perspire overzealously, keeping you focused on the road ahead. Each example comes with a powerful 330-lumen output, Red Night Vision capabilities, a tilting front panel, and a micro USB rechargeable, 40-hour battery, making it easier than ever to illuminate your surroundings.

Purchase: $43

Amphipod Xinglet Optic Beam Vest

Amphipod’s Xinglet Optic Beam Vest is yet another essential torso item that was built with the modern night runner in mind. It utilizes a unique, visibility-enhancing reflective exterior that’s been adorned with flashing, 360-degree LED illumination, a moisture-resistant design that zips on and off with ease, and reflective booster zones on the front and rear, making you a literal star on the roadway/sidewalk. Each example is fully rechargeable and can operate for up to five hours on flash mode. That, paired with the peripheral’s ultra-lightweight, three-ounce orientation, makes the Amphipod Xinglet Optic Beam an attractive proposition for runners who want to remain visible, without lugging around any unwarranted weight.

Purchase: $50

ProViz Backpack Cover

If you’re the type who’s geared to the teeth on your morning or nightly run, ProViz’s reflective Backpack Cover is the perfect way to remain visible during the day’s darkest hours. Aside from its intuitive structure, this purposeful peripheral makes use of dual-layer waterproofing, elasticated edges, straps, and stud fasteners, and a light loop for additional illumination, should you feel the need to implement more. Better yet, each example is made with industry-leading REFLECT360 materials, helping to draw drivers’ eyes to your position as you traverse the urban landscape.

Purchase: $50

The North Face ‘Better Than Naked’ Split Short

If you’re looking for a pair of lightweight running shorts that will aid you in nighttime running, search no further than The North Face’s “Better Than Naked” Split Short. This purpose-built garment is on the cutting edge of the sport’s most comfortable, and functional peripherals, offering runners FlashDry fibers, stretch-mesh panels for increased breathability, and moisture-wicking liners for additional support throughout their route. They even come with a kangaroo pocket on the rear, allowing wearers to stow a moderately sized water bottle for on-the-go hydration. And, as with everything else on this list, a tasteful selection of reflective accents help to keep you visible and illuminated for others.

Purchase: $55

Brooks Nightlife Long Sleeve

If you’re heading out on your favorite route for the night, Brooks’ Nightlife Long Sleeve is here to keep you protected, warm, and comfortable. This tailor-made garment features a fluorescent, 360-degree silhouette that focuses on critical motion zones during your run, providing a noticeable contrast to your surroundings. On its interior, a DriLayer fabric wicks away sweat and perspiration to keep you moisture-free, while proprietary DriLayer Burst helps to keep unwarranted odors at bay.

Purchase: $60

Brooks NightLife Running Tight

Brooks’ NightLife line is an essential collection for any would-be nocturnal runner, and with garments like the stylish, purposeful Running Tight, it’s easy to see why. Like the brand’s similarly-named Long Sleeve, this unique peripheral adopts a fluorescent, retroreflective silhouette that’s visible at 360-degrees, helping you to remain visible for oncoming motorists, cyclists, or other pedestrians. Flatlock seams and an organizational right hip zip pocket put comfort and utility at the forefront, allowing you to stow important items, and access them quickly later.

Purchase: $96

Asics GEL-KAYANO 26 LITE-SHOW

Every nighttime runner needs a great pair of running shoes, and Asics’ lauded GEL-KAYANO 26 LITE-SHOW certainly fit that bill. Aside from being one of the most heavily-praised running shoes on the market, this reflective running sneaker utilizes the company’s ultra-comfortable GEL technology, allowing for high-density shock absorption, a jacquard mesh upper for increased breathability, and a FLYTEFOAM Propel technology to reduce fatigue over long distances. That, paired with Asics’ GUIDANCE TRUSSTIC SYSTEM tech, which brings a new level of torsion and stability to the purposeful peripheral, makes the GEL-KAYANO 26 LITE-SHOW an attractive proposition for those who are looking to take their nocturnal mission to the next level.

Purchase: $160

UltrAspire Lumen 600 3.0 Waist Light

We round out or list with UltrAspire’s Lumen 600 3.0 Waist Light — an ultra-bright accessory that will keep you visible to oncoming traffic, cyclists, and pedestrians while illuminating your path in even the darkest locales. This patent-pending waist light utilizes an interesting UltrAspire 3D Lighting system to illuminate surfaces and cast shadows across uneven areas, helping you to navigate treacherous potholes, curb cuts, and cracks with ease. Plus, with a 600-lumen output, you’d be hardpressed to find a motorist who wouldn’t see you coming from a mile away. For added utility, the company has introduced a comfortable Race Fit structure with a fatigue-free buckle system made from limited-stretch elastic to promote a more comfortable, and natural breathing pattern — which is essential for lengthy runs.

Purchase: $160

The 20 Best Running Gadgets

Aside from reflective elements, night runners share a number of similarities with their daytime counterparts. As such, our guide on the best running gadgets is a great resource for the avid exerciser who’s looking to take his cardio-focused game to the next level.

The Best Gear For Night Runners

The Best Gear For Night Runners

Running in the dark has its critics, but there are so many fantastic reasons to hit the road at night.

For some, running after sunset is the only logistical time they can find to log their miles consistently. But for many, night running isn’t just a matter of convenience, it’s a lifestyle. Not only is the evening a cooler, quieter time to hit the streets, but it’s also a great way to unwind from a long day of work, social commitments and various other responsibilities.

The trend isn’t limited to individuals: New York City-based running groups like Electric Flight Crew, Orchard Street Runners, and Brooklyn Track Club host after-hours meetups and group runs for its members, creating an entire community around the idea of reserving your evenings for workouts. And if FOMO doesn’t motivate you to get your sweat on at the end of the day, know that research shows muscular function and strength peaks in the evening hours.

Whether running at night is a time management tool, a personal preference or a social endeavor, taking the proper precautions to ensure you’re visible to cars, cyclists, and other runners while logging mileage is incredibly important—and we don’t just mean dressing in brightly colored clothes!

Luckily, there’s no shortage of gear available to ensure your pursuit of night running is a safe one. The trick, however, is choosing the best products that will keep you visible and safe on dimly lit streets.

Check out the best gear for night runners below.

Night Runner Shoe Lights, $49.95

These shoe lights may look super technical, but they’re actually quite simple and easy to use—and unlike a headlamp, you won’t even feel them! Just slip them on over your shoes (your shoelaces will keep them secure) and stride confidently down dark paths and dimly lit roads knowing that 130 lumen LEDs will illuminate your route up to 30 feet ahead. Back-facing red tail lights ensure you’ll stay focused on the road in front of you while still remaining visible to motorists.

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YOU GLOW GRRL BRA, $58

Keep your #SportsBraSquad game strong without compromising visibility with Oiselle’s You Glow Girl bra. With reflective standards so high it passes Ragnar’s safety vest requirements, this racer-back top doesn’t mess around when it comes to visibility or comfort. Designed with Oiselle’s custom brushed elastic, it’s designed to move and stretch with you—so you’ll feel safe, secure and supported in multiple ways.

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Reflective Teal Blue No Lock Laces, $9.99

A wonderful complement to Night Runner Shoe Lights, these reflective lock laces will add another subtle layer of reflection to your kit. Plus, no-tie shoelaces give you less time to have second thoughts about getting your run in!

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FlipBelt Reflective PT Belt, $35

Running at night can be a perfectly safe activity as long as you take the proper precautions. Do so by investing in this reflective FlipBelt that provides 360 degree visibility while providing storage for personal items like your keys and phone. While it’s unlikely you’ll need to make a call at any point during your run, it’s wise to have the option.

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Amphipod Xinglet Reflective Vest, $30

This reflective vest provides 360-degree reflection without cramping your style. Adjustable straps and a chafe-free design make it easy to slip over your outfit for impromptu runs—whether you’re dressed for the heat or a blustering blizzard.

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Lululemon Active Jacket, $118

Men, if you’re going to buy one running jacket this season, make it the Lululemon Active Jacket. This lightweight, water-repellent and wind-resistant zip-up has underarm ventilation to keep you warm but not too warm during brisk late night runs, and is decked out with functional details like zippered pockets and Shine Bright reflectivity.

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2XU Hyoptik Compression Reflective Socks, $30-50

Add another layer of visibility while reaping the benefits of compression wear with the 2XU Hyoptik Compression Reflective Socks. Designed to support the shin, calf, ankle, Achilles and arch of the foot while promoting recovery, these socks will also support your pursuit of safe night running with its subtle reflective notes.

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New Balance Women’s Seasonless Tank, $24.99

While there’s nothing wrong with reflective accents and logos, this tank is equipped with fabric boasting 360-degree reflectivity so you’ll shine bright from every angle under city lights. With a heathered, mid-weight knit fabric, it’s the perfect piece to keep you safe and seen through multiple seasons.

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Brooks Unisex Run-Thru Hat, $38

This super lightweight unisex hat has multiple purposes. It can hide your runner’s hair, shield sweat from your eyes, and keep you visible to cars and others out on the road during late night jaunts.

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Set the night on fire with running gear that screams, “Here I come!”

Set the night on fire with running gear that screams, “Here I come!”

Even though the days are getting longer, sometimes we can’t avoid a run that means dipping out into the inky darkness. Night runners face two battles: seeing and being seen. Streetlights and headlamps help with the first, but the second is more complicated—and the choices you make could save your life.

Last year, more than 76,000 pedestrians were injured by drivers—and the majority of those accidents occurred after nightfall. When you’re out for an after-dark run, it’s crucial to shine bright.

Stay safe by being a beacon of movement with clothes in poppy, neon colors and reflective features that ignite with oncoming lights. You can even have some fun with glow-in-the-dark technologies that add a firefly radiance to your style. Whether you like to glow, shine or reflect—we’re looking out for you with new apparel that lights up the night.

Related: 8 Tips For Running Safely At Night

Zensah Run Seamless Long Sleeve
Oh hello, neon! The soft, seamless knit fabric has body-mapped mesh sweat zones for enhanced breathability.
$70, zensah.com

Roxy Get Glowing Top
Layer this vest over any outfit to add instant 360-degree luminous bling.
$168, roxy.com

Skirt Sports Redemption Capri
Basic black capris are jazzed up with all-over compression and be-seen accents.
$70, skirtsports.com

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31 Flash
Weather protection, bright reflectivity and a stable ride make for confident striding in any conditions.
$115, nike.com

Saucony Sonic ViZi Jacket
Rechargeable front and back lights let you shine in dusky conditions. Bonus: The fabric’s coated to repel spring showers.
$110, saucony.com

MPG Accomplish Sports Bra
High-contrast black and white in the front gets an improved safety rating from 3M reflective taping between your shoulder blades.
$54, mpgsport.com

Related: Head To Toe Reflective Gear

Gore Magnitude Lady Shorts
Bold reflective accents stand out while you keep cool in stretch mesh made to move.
$66, goreapparel.com

Brooks Nightlife LS
Who doesn’t love a soft hoodie? With fresh ruching and high-vis accents, this one brightens any run.
$80, brooksrunning.com

ASICS Lite-Show Versatility Short
With a detachable boybrief and hard-to-miss reflectivity, these shorts won’t leave you in the dark.
$55, asicsamerica.com

Related: New Apps Keeping Runners Safe

Shock Doctor SVR Recovery Compression Calf Sleeve
Seamless compression helps keep muscles feeling fresh as you pound out the p.m. miles.
$30, shockdoctor.com

Brooks PureFlow 3 Nightlife
This low-slung, responsive runner has been gilded with eye-popping reflectivity and colors for fun striding.
$105, roadrunnersports.com

Skechers Midnight Run Sports Tank Top
Tone-on-tone accents, sublimated patterns and reflective piping let this little black tank shimmer.
$36, skechers.com

Athleta Sting Be Free Tight
Cut through the darkness in slim-fitting, sleek tights with bold reflective accents.
$74, athleta.com

Related: Stay Safe on Morning Runs

Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Arm Warmers
An anatomical right and left fit, as well as silicone grip, means these sleeves won’t slip.
$35, pearlizumi.com

Skora Phase-X
Shine a light on these slipper-esque striders and be wowed by the brilliance.
$125, skorarunning.com

Lorna Jane Studio Twist Headband
For princesses who like to sweat, this stay-put headband is the crowning touch.
$13, lornajane.com

Skins A400 Short Sleeve
Sparkle like a shooting star in a sleek design with graduated compression and highly reflective gold tone accents.
$120, skins.net

Nite Ize SlapLit LED Slap Wrap
A slap-and-go light with glow and flashing modes and 100 hours of run time makes any outfit night-ready.
$12, niteize.com

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Nike Flash Tights
Can you see me now? Illuminate the night in tights so bright you almost glow.
$150, nike.com

Nike LunarGlide 6 Flash
In this version, Nike adds some “flash” to the LunarGlide’s proven performance with a weather-resistant upper and all-over luminous accents.
$125, nike.com

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