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What Do You Wear While Running in Traffic?

Here's a great question kerry520 asked on RunningSugar.

Recently, I've gone neon. I felt like I was taken by surprise by a few cars on my autumn runs. Maybe it was a combination of the iPod or the changing trees? (I guess with all the foliage etc. its harder to see runners?) Anyway, I started running in this Nathan hi-visibility running vest, and I have to say . . . I feel much safer. I might look like a dork in neon, but I'd rather be safe. I've also got some high tech shirts that I run in which are day-glo orange, but obviously you can't run in the same shirt all the time, so this fits over my additional clothes as the weather gets colder. I also bought a hi-vis fleece hat from Carhartt which I cannot wait to bust out when the weather gets colder! What do you wear to ensure visibility?

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smart-blonde smart-blonde 7 years
I use a Firefly light from RoadID, and reflective arm/ankle bands. Since I run in the dark more often than not (morning exercise? I don't think so), I also stick to one nearby road that has a wide parking lane, and always run against traffic. I've wiped out on the broken sidewalks around here one too many times.
Thermy Thermy 7 years
I've got that exact same vest and it makes me feel much safer running at night, even if I'm just running on the side walk.
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
I run on trails but my running jacket has high visibility spots on it.
adelaidekay adelaidekay 7 years
I went & bought an orange hunting vest for walking becouse the road is right nexted to the woods where people hunt. So I have to have bright orange & no white so that I do not get shot.
Allytta Allytta 7 years
i'm afraid to run in traffic. i always do he war up walk to the park and run there. it's equipped for runners and bikers. i'd rather spend more time walking to the place i will run than risk my life, also it's steep hills on the way to the park - and my knees aren't the best
kia kia 7 years
I wear the amphipod xinglet with pocket.
shayoshi shayoshi 7 years
I got me the amphipod stretch-bright reflective band with full-viz flash led. It fits on either your wrist or ankle, but it is too big for my wrist so it goes on my ankle.
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