Winter running can be beautiful and fun, but gear becomes more important than ever when there’s a shortage of light and dropping temperatures. Below is a round-up of some of the best reflective and highly visible running gear on the market. We’ve got you covered from your socks all the way to your head, so you can focus on running and not worry about being seen.
Nike women's Epic Lux Flash. Photo: Nike.
Nike Shield Swift Pant. Photo: Nike.
Lululemon Tight Stuff II. Photo: Lululemon.
Lululemon Surge Light Tight. Photo: Lululemon.
Nike Women’s Epic Lux Flash – Nike’s classic tights get a winter upgrade with a reflective detail on the lower legs. They retail for $150 CAD.
Nike Shield Pants – These pants, available for both men and women, provide a slightly looser alternative to tights. Add a layer underneath on colder days or wear on their own to be seen while running on milder nights. They retail for $158 CAD.
Lululemon Women’s Only Tight Stuff II – These running-specific pants provide a snug fit with a reflective detail on the calf. They run for $158 CAD.
Lululemon Men’s Surge Light Tight – Designed specifically for men, you can wear these shorts under tights or on their own. The reflective detail on the lower calf keeps you visible in lower light. They retail for $128 CAD.
UA Storm Anorak. Photo: Under Armour.
New Balance Reflective Packable Jacket.
The North Face Winter Warm Zip.
Saucony Bonded Baffle Hybrid.
Under Armour Run Balaclava. Photo: Under Armour.
Jackets and tops
UA Run Storm Anorak – Available for both men and women, this winter running jacket repels water without compromising breathability. It retails for $200 CAD.
New Balance Reflective Packable Jacket – This jacket features glow-in-the-dark NB technology. Available for both men and women, this is jacket cuts the wind and keeps you visible. It retails for $150 CAD.
The North Face Women’s Warm 1/2 zip Jacket – For the colder winter days, this jacket features brushed back fleece and wind protection. It runs for $110 USD.
Saucony Men’s Bonded Baffle Hybrid Jacket – This jacket is insulated in the chest, and weather-protected in the arms. Retailing for $160 USD, this Saucony coat is equal parts visible and warm.
ColdGear Reactor Run Balaclava – If you’re looking for a warm long sleeve with added neck protection, look no further. This reflective winter piece retails for $115 CAD.
Greenlight Beanie. Photo: Brooks.
Gore Closefit Tricot. Photo: North Face.
Cross Chill Run. Photo: Luluemon
Saucony Utli-Mitt. Photo: Saucony.
Mittens and Headbands
Brooks Greenlight Beanie – Don’t forget about keeping your head warm. This insulating toque will keep you visible. It retails for $15 CAD.
The North Face Gore Closefit Tricot Gloves – These gloves are warm, highly visible and come with the added water protection of Gortex. They retail for $45 CAD.
Lululemon Cross Chill Run Earwarmer – If you’re a ponytail wearer, this headband has a place for that and reflective detail in the pattern. It retails for $28 CAD.
Saucony Ulti-Mitt – Wind resistant, water resistant, and touch screen capable, these $35 CAD mitts have got you covered.