Stuart Ford, Copy Producer, Menswear
Running is so appealing thanks to its simplicity. All you need to do is lace up your trainers and pull on some polyester, right? Well yes, but if your schedule only allows for early morning, evening or late night runs, there’ll be a few extra things you’ll need to consider.
Hi-vis clothing, with its ultimate objective to make you more visible in low light conditions - has soared in popularity and become a must-have product for any keen runner, whatever time of day you train.
Here are some key clothing and accessories to kit you out for a safer, more stylish session:
Make a statement on the streets with a range of fitness clothing and accessories designed to help you stand out.Start with a light, easy-to-wear tee. Nike’s short sleeved (2) Miler provides the perfect option with its reflective detailing and Dri-FIT fabric, drawing excess moisture from the skin to the surface to speed up its evaporation to leave you feeling dry and comfortable.For the bottom half, rely on Ronhill’s (3) Aspiration pants with their flattering draw cord waistband and zipped security pocket which can hold your mp3 player, making them perfect if you’re motivated by music.
Training at this time of year, you’re almost certain to run into some dodgy terrain so lace up with a pair of good quality trainers. These (4)Adidas Adistar shoes feature TORSION® technology for superb mid-foot support, while the unique sole absorbs impact energy and returns it into each stride, maximising your performance.Showers are inevitable so be sure to zip up with a (5) breathable, water-resistant top.
Don’t let the dark skies hold you back; it’s time to get out there!
A long sleeved top will soon warm you up. Crafted using the brand’s Vapourlite fabric and finished with carefully considered flat-locked seams to reduce chafing, the (7) Vizion from British brand Ronhill delivers supreme comfort, run after run. It also features strategically placed reflective detail to ensure you’re not missed in the dark.
A hat is essential for retaining body heat, so why not pick up Ronhill’s flash (9) beanie. The hat also sports reflective side strips to ensure you stay visible on gloomy winter evenings.
Offering a specially engineered design that strengthens the foot through natural motion as you run, these Nike Free 5.0+ running shoes feature neon detailing, making them an ideal choice in poor light conditions. The lightweight trainers have been built with a low-profile midsole for a natural, barefoot feel, while simultaneously delivering the superb cushioning and traction needed for outdoor running.
What better (and safer) way to keep hydrated than Nathan’s Fire and Ice water bottle? Available in a range of colours, this double-walled, easy-squeeze bottle is reinforced with a leak-free, push-pull cap and is dishwasher safe for extra convenience. Integrated, never-wear reflective fabric offers 360-degree visibility providing you with some added safety at night - who knew a water bottle could be so clever!
For more technical inspiration, take a look at our Sports Technology page or have a read of our Wearable Tech feature.
Although not strictly hi-vis, there’s nothing more motivating than seeing results when you’ve set yourself fitness or weight loss goals, so why not monitor and record your progress with a trendy, techy sports watch?