Now that it is officially Fall and daylight saving time is quickly approaching, shorter days may call for shorter rides. Before you check in early, consider exchanging dark clothing for reflective gear that will help you be seen well into the night. Aside from safety, this gear will also add style and function to your ride the next time you hit the road.
There may be more than a few good reasons to take your runs outside this Fall, but that doesn't mean that the shorter days and colder temps aren't going to make it harder for you to stay motivated. Before you hit the trails, make sure you stay safe and warm by bundling up in reflective gear that's perfect for low-visibility evenings. Here are five of our favorite cold-weather reflective tops and bottom made especially with the runner in mind!
Now that it's nearly dark by the time I get home from work, it's time to start thinking about reflective gear for my four legged pal. Not only are there some pretty stylish and highly reflective rain jackets that pets can throw on before leaving the house for the evening potty walk, but if your pooch isn't the coat wearing type, you can always attach a safety light to his harness or collar to make sure he's seen even on the rainiest or darkest of nights.
Take for example this Buddy Beacon ($13) from Ruffwear. Waterproof and reliable (the bulb has a lifetime guarantee to never need replacing), this flashing safety light will ensure that you and your pup are seen from up to a half a mile away.
Plus, Ruffwear is committed to making sure their manufacturing and packaging is as environmentally friendly as possible. Check out some of my other picks for reflective gear below!
If you love to walk, run, or bike ride in the mornings before you head out to work, jumping the clocks an hour ahead is going to make your workouts a bit dark. That's no reason to give up on your exercise routine. A few wardrobe changes will help keep you safe so you can see and be seen. Check these out.