Staying on a running schedule can be a challenge, taking lots of willpower to keep going. When you add to this the fact that days are getting shorter and it’s difficult to find time to run, it becomes all the more important to have the best running gear. This includes things like running vests for running at night. And getting the best running vests takes a little bit of research, but with a little help from this article you’ll be well on your way to running safely.
When it comes to finding the best running vests there are a couple of things that you should know. The primary importance is to find a vest that is attention grabbing. This can be either through the use of flashing LEDs or highly visible, luminescent coatings. Each style has its pros and cons. With LED vests you have the added weight of the battery pack, and sometimes after a long time of use, the wiring with come loose or start to corrode (especially if you run in the rain). However, the flashing LED vests are much better at drawing attention and can be seen for up to a mile away, making them far superior to the reflective running vests. They also have the added bonus of providing a light source for you to see while you’re out running. The reflective vests are great for drawing driver’s attention when they’re close by as they rely on the light from the vehicle to be reflected. Either type of running vest would do the trick of protecting you while you run.
The other major consideration is how comfortable the running vest will be. It’s important to get a good fitting running vest that you will wear consistently so that you get the most protection from your running gear. Some people choose to wear reflective running jackets and pants that have reflective material incorporated right into the clothing.