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With Fall coming, runners often rejoice in the much better running temps. However we also creep ever closer to the end of Daylight Savings time and the sun sets so much more quickly. For an evening runner like me, that is not great.
A road running runner’s number 1 priority is being seen by traffic. I have lights so I can see but how do I ensure that driver’s see me? As a local safety add espouses “pedestrians don’t wear armor” and I would lose in a battle with a car.
I have a one of those basic “Hi-viz” running vests but it never seems very bright to me. Some of that fancy running gears goes for more money than I would spend on a race. I see those light up, fancy flashing ones online but let’s be real- that’s just one more thing I would need to remember to charge and I know sooner than later I would forget.
Brilliant Reflective to the rescue!! Brilliant Reflective offers Iron on and Stick On strips by the pack that you can add to your regular clothing, running gear, cycling gear, dog leashes, etc to let drivers know that you are there. Brilliant Reflective is super bright and works via retroreflection. Which means it returns more reflection back to the driver than standard gear so they can better identify you as a person.
Not only does Brilliant Reflective help keep you safer, it super easy to use.
Pick out the running clothes you want to apply Brilliant Reflective to, get your iron, iron on. Done! It’s that easy. Now your standard running gear, which if you’re like me you wear the top 4-5 shirts in the drawer over and over, is safer and visibility friendly. You can wash and dry like normal. This is not my first time using Brilliant Reflective, I have the iron on strips on a couple of pairs of crops and tanks from over a year ago and it’s still going strong. In fact the crops just ripped but the reflection was just as strong as when I first ironed it on.
I rarely run without my pack or trucker hat, so I took the stick on strips and went to town on them. Now you see me- every time I run. And what’s super cool is that when I want to wash the hats, I just remove the strips, let them hang from my hamper and then put them back in place later.
That might not work with my pack (haven’t tested it yet) but that’s where the price point comes in handy. A pack of Brilliant Reflective strips is only $14.95… and they have colors and fun shapes! I just could just change up my color scheme every time I wash it. Which I need to do more often but that is not the point here.
I love this product because it easy, it’s affordable and it helps keep me safe. I’m still on alert when I run but at least I know drivers have a better chance of seeing me now.
Want your own Brilliant Reflective? Use code BRP30 for 30% off your entire purchase! I think I need to go buy myself the shapes pack. 😛
How do you stay safe and visible when running?