The Best Night Running Gear for 2021

The Best Night Running Gear for 2021

Whether you’re running at night or in rainy, low-light weather conditions, staying seen, safe, and protected while you work on your stride is essential! When the days are shorter and darker (but you’re still going strong with your Openfit Live running and walking classes), you’re going to need some good (and good-looking) equipment. Brighten up your jog or train for that virtual race with these nine essential night running gear options!

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1. Noxgear Tracer360 Reflective Vest for Running

noxgear reflective vest | night running gear

Lightweight, breathable, and adjustable, this reflective vest changes between six super-bright colors and five eye-catching flashing modes. It’s designed to keep you safe at night — all with a simple press of a button! If you’re training for a marathon or recovering from one, you’ll want one of these vests.

Get it on Amazon.

 

2. BSEEN LED Glow in the Dark Armband

bseen armband | night running gear

With over 2,000 positive Amazon reviews and a $13.99 price tag, this armband is a super-affordable way to stay seen in low light. Each one has two flashing modes, and it comes with a one-year warranty and extra batteries. These would make the perfect gift for a friend who often runs after sunset.

Get it on Amazon.

 

3. FREEMOVE Reflective Vest

freemove reflective vest | night running gear

Visible from a distance of 750 feet or more with a 360-degree coverage, this reflective vest is made from lightweight mesh fabric and features a zippered pocket and adjustable waist. Choose from six sizes.

Get it on Amazon.

 

4. Petzl IKO CORE Headlamp

petzl headlamp | night running gear

This ergonomic headband is so comfortable and sweat-resistant, you’ll barely feel it. Featuring a 500-lumen output, Petzl’s rechargeable IKO CORE lasts for 2.5 hours on high, 9 hours on the standard setting, and up to 100 hours on low.

Get it for $89.95 at REI.

 

5. AVANTO Chest Running Light

avanto chest running light | night running gear

Not into the running vest look? Clip this 4-ounce running light across your chest for a hands-free lamp and safety device. It’s rechargeable, weatherproof, and waterproof, with two powerful light modes for about 5 hours of use.

Get it on Amazon.

 

6. Nite Jogger Shoes

nite jogger shoes | night running gear

Get yourself a running shoe with literal flare! These sneaks feature reflective details that light up in front of headlights and camera flashes, with a cool, 80s-style look, mesh upper with leather and suede overlays, responsive Boost midsole, and heel clip.

Get them for $130 at adidas.

 

7. Narragansett Women’s Jacket

illuminite jacket | night running gear

Lightweight, windproof and water-resistant, this reflective illumiNITE jacket features two zippered front pockets and one back pocket, a back vent for extra breathability, and is great for layering.

Get it for $105 at Illuminite.

 

8. Firecracker Reflective 3/4 Tights

oiselle running tights | night running gear

Featuring Oiselle’s comfy Plya interlock fabric, two side pockets, a 3/4 length, and an all-over reflective print, these fashion tights are truly lit (get what we did there?). They come in three fun, bright prints.

Get them for $96 at Oiselle.

 

9. Whole Human LED Safety Clip On Lights (2 Pack)

whole human led safety clip on lights | night running gear

Budget-friendly, compact, and secure, these clip-on lights are great for quickly adding a little more flash to your jog or walk. They feature three lighting modes, high-capacity batteries with a battery life of up to 96 hours, and they are weather-resistant!

Get them on Amazon.

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