Stay safe and visible with the best reflective running gear

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The best reflective running gear 2022

It can be really hard during winter to get the miles in while still feeling safe and secure on the roads. If you are running in the morning, before it gets light, or in the evening when darkness has fallen, then your best bet is to put on some reflective high-vis kit. We're rounded up a broad range of options to help keep you visible to drivers and cyclists and keep you training all year round.

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The best reflective running gear for winter running:

Proviz Classic Waterproof Running Jacket

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The high-vis coating on the entire surface of this jacket make it one of the brightest, most visible and attention-grabbing we've seen. The jacket also fits well - it’s flexible and snug where you want it to be. On the downside, the jacket isn’t the most breathable, and it clung to bare skin, so it's definitely one to wear with a long-sleeve top underneath.

Dare2B Reflective Gloves

These stretchy fabric gloves protect against the elements whilst providing high visibility. They also come with a textured surface meaning they can be used with your smartphone without the need to remove them. The Ilus Core material will keep your fingers cosy whilst both the neon yellow and black versions have reflective details.

Sweaty Betty Power Reflective Gym Leggings

Sweaty Betty attire is certainly not budget-friendly, but if you are happy to part with £90 for a pair of leggings, then you should look for ones that perform and fit as well as these. No full-on fluoro here - the more subtle and stylish reflective detailing is designed to make you visible to approaching bikes and cars. Fit-wise, there's an adjustable drawcord to help you get the perfect feel around the waist, and the leggings also feature a good size side pocket that's big enough to tuck your smartphone in, should you wish.

Reflect360 Running Cap

For those seeking a budget-friendly visibility option, look to this well-priced Reflect360 running cap from Proviz - like most of their range, it's made from 100 per cent reflective materials. It's constructed from a meshed fabric to increase breathability - no hot heads here - and it's adjustable so it should fit all runners. With the highly technical reflective material, this cap will ensure you are safe and visible, whatever the weather. A cap is also great in rainy conditions to keep that water off your face as you move, so it's anyway a good handy item to have in your winter running wardrobe.

Kiprun Warm Winter Running Jacket


A good budget alternative to the higher-end Brooks Carbonite range, this Kiprun jacket has plenty of reflective detailing across the arms, back of the jacket and the zip areas, meaning that passing car headlights will certainly see you. It's also a really warm jacket, designed for use in sub-zero temperatures. It has built in 'gloves' at the ends of the sleeves to go over your hands, plus a handy window in each sleeve so that you can actually see your watch without having to move the cuff up and over it.

ASICS GEL-Nimbus 24 LITE SHOW running shoes

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This is probably the brightest shoe on the market and your feet definitely won't be hiding in the shadows in these neon yellow GEL-Nimbus LITE SHOW. The shoes offer greater support and cushioning for longer distance running with their 13mm drop and FF BLAST+ shock absorption system but are some 10g lighter than the previous version. And when it comes to low light and night running the bright colour and reflective details will dramatically improve your visibility.

The best reflective accessories for winter running

Freetrain VR Belt

Somewhere between a vest and a belt, this high-vis attire is built to hold your phone, cards, keys and maybe even a few gels while you run. So not only does it keep your hands free (and stop those keys jangling annoyingly in your pocket) but it also boost your visibility with a couple of reflective stripes to your front and back. The phone pouch is right at the front and centre, and is easily accessible, while the hidden pocket inside is for your bank cards and keys. The additional pockets on the side will fit those gels or bars you need to fuel you on longer runs.

Ultimate Performance Reflective Runner's Hat

This highly reflective hat glows under headlight glare in even low light conditions, making it ideal for morning or evening winter runs. What's more, the reflective strips glow in a variety of colours, adding style points to your outfit. The fabric also dries rapidly, so it keeps your head cool in sweatier conditions, and stays warm when you need it to be.

Proviz Backpack Cover

If you already have a running backpack that's comfortable, and you don't want to either abandon it or buy yet another for winter use, then this is a g reat option. It's simply a high-vis cover for your existing bag, whether that's in use during running or cycling. It's also waterproof, and straps onto any pack up to 35L for an instant night-visibility upgrade. The reverse is neon yellow, so that can also be used for added visibility during daylight hours.

Garmin Connect Live Tracker, Free with Garmin Device


Safely isn't just about visibility. And sometimes other people worry more than you do! While most of the gear on this list helps others spot you in the dark, Garmin’s Live Tracker lets friends and family track you virtually. You’ll need a Garmin watch, and it will need to be connected to the Garmin Connect app on your smartphone (the latter is easy to do). From there, you can start up the Live Tracker and add contacts via email. Those you add to the tracker will be sent a link so that they can follow your progress live on a map. That could be handy for safety or even just knowing when to have the hot bath waiting for you. For those who don’t use a Garmin watch, Strava Beacon offers a similar service on your smartphone.

KT Tape Pro Reflective

If you rely on KT - Kinesiology Therapeutic - tape to hold you together, then why not make it perform another function too? The Pro Reflective version does exactly what you'd expect - reflects light by means of elements woven into the tape. You could even add a small patch of it to a less reflective item - a running pack say - to make your whole outfit more visible.

Noxgear Tracer 360

This ingenious apparel ups the visibility stakes, and then some. Reflective detailing or material merely, well, reflects light to keep you visible. The Noxgear Tracer 360 actually creates your own lightweight light show. The vest contains flexible fibre optics which pump out 40 lumens of light around the body - making you visible from over a mile in any direction. You can select from different colours and light modes, there’s a 40-hour battery life and the whole thing is easily adjustable, fitting over most jackets or T-shirts.

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