Best Safety Gear for Running in the Dark iMore 2020

Running is a wonderful workout that provides a myriad of health benefits and is good for the mind, body, and soul. Sometimes busy schedules get the best of our daylight hours, and we find ourselves running in the dark. Stay safe and light yourself up every step of the way with this list of the best safety gear for running in the dark.

Eye-catching: Noxgear Tracer360 Illuminated & Reflective Vest

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This LED vest can change between six super bright solid colors (red, blue, purple, pink, green, and orange), and five eye-catching multi-color flashing modes. The illumination modes are based on visual science to promote visibility for you and alert motorists to your presence. The unique X shape of the LED lights guarantees a larger visibility area, illuminating both sides of the body and making you visible from over a quarter-mile in any direction. Lightweight, breathable, and extremely comfortable, this vest is perfect for running in the dark.

$55 at Amazon

Budget-friendly: Freemove Reflective Vest, Bands, & Bag

You can see this budget-friendly, high visibility vest from 750+ feet away, and it has 360-degree coverage in all weather conditions. It features a lightweight, comfortable design with a large pocket for your valuables and keys. It's fully adjustable with durable velcro closure tabs, and it's easy to put on and take off. It comes with two arm, ankle, or wrist bands that are also fully adjustable as well as a mesh bag for storage.

$16 at Amazon

Safety belt: Illumiseen LED Reflective Belt

This LED light-up safety belt gives you 360-degrees of visibility. It's extremely safe and not only reflects oncoming light but also illuminates itself. You can change the LED light mode between "flash" and "glow" with the click of a button. The straps are easy to adjust, and the elastic provides for a comfortable fit. It uses a USB rechargeable battery, is lightweight, sturdy, and durable.

$20 at Amazon

Slap on safety: Esonstyle 6 Pack LED Light Up Slap Bands

This six-pack of slap bands come in six different colors and are designed to give you 360-degree, ultra-high visibility during dusk and nighttime activities. They feature three flashing modes: fast flash, slow flash, and full illumination, and come with a replaceable battery. You can slap them anywhere: wrists, arms, or ankles.

$15 at Amazon

Coverage from front to back: SGODDE Outdoor Night Running Lights

These outdoor running lights were designed with one super bright big cool white LED light in front, and eight red LED lights in the back. They cast up to 500 lumens CREE LED within 0-50 meters of visibility. They feature two white light modes (high/low) and come with a USB rechargeable battery. They're water-resistant, lightweight, and comfortable.

$16 at Amazon

Light me up: Hokoiln Running Lights

These bright and weatherproof LED lights are strong enough to light your path on and off-road and will enable people to see you hundreds of meters away. They're easy to use and feature three modes: full brightness, half brightness, and red LED strobe. They have a magnetic clip that can be clipped to your hat, pocket, running belt, travel bag, or vest. They're USB rechargeable, no batteries are required.

$21 at Amazon

Sock it up: ReflecToes High Reflective Running Socks

These socks are made of highly reflective material in the area where you need it most. They use thousands of directionally orientated, spherical mirrors to reflect 10-50 times more light back to the source. They'll hold up for 50+ wash cycles without cracking or peeling. Motion is key to visibility with these, so you must be moving for them to work properly. They're made of moisture-wicking material, and they feature a mesh vent to keep your feet cool.

$16 at Amazon

LED me: Sport2People LED Reflective Running Belt Pouch

Be safe and seen while running at night with this LED reflective fanny pack. This is highly visible from more than 300 feet away and comes with a USB cord so you can recharge the LED light. Keep your small valuables and phone in the roomy, water-resistant pocket. This comes with a 100% money-back guarantee if you're not completely satisfied.

$17 at Amazon

Light shoes: Benvo LED Shoe Clips

These LED shoe clips fit most shoe sizes and securely hook onto your shoes with no adhesives or fasteners. These ultra-bright lights are visible from up to half a mile away, and the LED lights will give you 70-100 hours of illumination. They feature two light modes: color changing RGB flash and steady colorfast strobe. They're water-resistant and super lightweight.

$10 at Amazon

For hands in cold weather: ReflecToes Reflective Running Gloves

Be safe and seen with these gloves, which are 50% highly reflective and 50% fluorescent green. They feature rubber grips for safety, are warm and lightweight, and have a soft, thermal fleece lining to keep your hands toasty warm. They have touchscreen technology so you can tap your smartphone with them on and they're ideal for jogging on cold winter nights.

$16 at Amazon

Glow: Yodake Fashion Reflective Safety Vest

This ultra-high visibility reflective running vest allows drivers to see you in the dark from 1000 feet or more. It provides a large area of reflectiveness on the torso and features an adjustable design. It's lightweight and comfortable to wear and has a hidden pocket to hold your cell phone, keys, money, or credit cards.

$16 at Amazon

Be seen

Whether you're jogging in the wee hours of the morning or you're running at night, we want to make sure you're safe and seen with this list of the best safety gear for running in the dark. Illuminate yourself every step of the way with our favorite, the Noxgear Tracer360 Illuminated & Reflective Vest, which features six solid LED colors and three different, eye-catching, multi-color illumination modes.

If you're looking to light up your kicks, check out the Benvo LED Shoe Clips. Or maybe you'd like some slap on safety? The Esonstyle 6 Pack LED Light Up Slap Bands can be worn on your ankles, arms, or wrists. If you're going to run in the dark, make sure at least one part of you is glowing with one of the excellent pieces of safety gear on this list.

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