I guess it all depends on when you run, but safety needs to be priority! Most of my runs are early mornings before the sun rises. It is so hard to be seen in the dark, even with bright clothes on. If those bright clothes do not have reflective strips or patches of some kind, then they are pretty much ineffective.
I want to be seen! I do not want drivers to have to guess if they see something or not. I want to light up like a Christmas tree.
Here is my gear that I wear almost every single morning.
1. The 360 Tracer vest by Noxgear
This by far my most favorite piece of running gear! It is very very bright. It can rotate through lots of different colors or it can stay on one color of your choice. I received mine for Christmas a few years ago and love it.! I have add a link above in the 360 title to Amazon where you can purchase one yourself. You will be so glad you did! I have a small and it is adjustable. I am 5'6 about 135 pounds and it fits great.
2. The Num Reflective stocking cap.
Right now this cap is unavailable on Amazon, but I have found similar items that I have linked. I have both the baseball style and the stocking cap. Click here for one that is similar and at a good price! Below I have two pictures showing the baseball cap style. This cap reflects just like the stocking cap. Also unavailable on Amazon right now, here is a link to one very similar.
3. The Yalumi head lamp.
This is a great head lamp. It is very bright and is adjustable to fit your head. A lot of the time I forget I am wearing it because it is very light weight. The price is very affordable and pretty competitive with other head lamps/light.
There is no need to mess with safety when it comes to running or biking. With texting and driving becoming the thing to do, I do not trust anyone behind the wheel. I am going to light myself up and pray they see me!
I would love to hear what running safety items you use!
Run your heart out!