Hi-viz Kit Be seen at all times

Bril­liant kit to make sure you daz­zle on dark win­ter runs

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1 NEW BALANCE BEACON JACKET

£165, new­bal­ance.co.uk This is on the pricey side, but worth the in­vest­ment – it’s wa­ter­proof and wind­proof, down to the tapes and seams. And you won’t strug­gle to be seen, thanks to the glow trim on the front and the re­flec­tive pat­tern on both arms.

2 RONHILL VIZION RA­DI­ANCE JACKET

£100, ronhill.com There’s more to this jacket than just the flu­oro fea­ture – although that def­i­nitely helps you be seen from a fair dis­tance. It comes with 360-de­gree re­flec­tive de­tail­ing and two LED lights, which can be at­tached to the front and back. It’s also weather-re­sis­tant.

3 DHB RUN RE­FLEC­TIVE JACKET

£45, wig­gle.co.uk In terms of weath­er­proof­ing this is bet­ter suited to light rain and/ or mod­er­ate wind than to any­thing bib­li­cal, but the star of the show is the all-over re­flec­tive pat­tern, which gives you bril­liant vis­i­bil­ity for such a mod­est price. But it’s quite rustly, so you’ve no chance of qui­etly catch­ing up on another run­ner.

4 PEARL IZUMI PUR­SUIT SOFT­SHELL JACKET

£199.99, madi­son.co.uk Soft, fluffy and warm on the in­side; tough, gritty and weather-de­feat­ing on the out­side. The stream­lined cut of this is not es­pe­cially for­giv­ing, but if you’re a slim­mer run­ner it will feel as if it’s part of you. A zip pocket on the left arm will take a stan­dard­sized mo­bile phone.

5 CRAFT MIND RE­FLEC­TIVE TIGHTS

£59.99, za­lando.co.uk Suit­able for less fierce win­ter con­di­tions, these light­weight tights are a de­cent mid-range op­tion for the price, of­fer­ing a looser cut on the leg, a durable polyesterand-elas­tane weave, and a re­flec­tive-square de­sign that makes these one big mass of shim­mer­ing sil­ver.

6 2XU HYOPTIK COM­PRES­SION TIGHTS

£75, 2xu.com A great next-to-skin layer with mois­ture-wick­ing, an­tibac­te­rial fab­ric, plus flat­lock seams to pre­vent chaf­ing. Re­flec­tive lo­gos keep you vis­i­ble when train­ing in low light, while there’s com­pres­sive sup­port for the glute, quad, ham­string and calf mus­cles, and grad­u­ated com­pres­sion to pro­mote blood flow.

7 ASICS LITE-SHOW WIN­TER TIGHT

£48, asics.co.uk These fea­ture what Asics calls ‘stealth re­flec­tiv­ity’ on the legs. What that means is that the re­flec­tive dots look a sober grey un­til they’re hit with light – at which point they get to worky. Cut­ting through the jar­gon, these are a good op­tion for those who want run­ning tights that look, well, nor­mal, in day­light. They also fea­ture a wide waist­band with a soft draw cord.

8 LULULEMON SPEED TIGHT (SPLATTER)

£258, lululemon.co.uk No, it’s not a typo – these tights re­ally will set you back – a lot. For that, though, you get an ex­tremely well con­structed and com­fort­able piece of kit: flat­lock seams, great breatha­bil­ity, a wide waist­band, er­gonomic cut, thick and stretchy fab­ric, and 360-de­gree re­flec­tiv­ity that’s among the most ef­fec­tive we’ve ever come across.

9 RONHILL VIZION RA­DI­ANCE TIGHT

£50, ronhill.com As well as flu­oro logo and zip sec­tions, the lower legs of these tights have a re­flec­tive pat­tern wrap­ping all the way round the shin and calf. The ma­te­rial, which has a very high elas­tane con­tent, of­fers a four-way stretch to en­sure the tights move eas­ily with you in­stead of con­strict­ing, and there’s a handy zip pocket on the rear. The elas­ti­cated hem also helps keep them in place.

10 UL­TI­MATE PER­FOR­MANCE HIGH-VIS LEDVEST

Thanks to ad­justable side straps, this will fit over the top of even the bulki­est of outer wear. It’s made from durable ny­lon and of­fers triple-vis­i­bil­ity pro­tec­tion: high-vis orange strips, re­flec­tive sec­tions and flash­ing LED lights on the front and back.

11 SEALSKINZ HALO RUN­NING GLOVE

£22.75, Sealskinz has not only pro­duced a tem­per­a­tur­ereg­u­lat­ing ther­mal glove that is en­tirely wa­ter­proof, but the flash­ing LED lights and re­flec­tive de­tail­ing on the backs of the hands make them per­fect for low­light run­ning.

12 PROVIZ REFLECT360 WA­TER­PROOF DOG JACKET

If you take your pooch with you on your evening runs, use this Vel­cro at­tach­ment jacket from high-viz spe­cial­ists Proviz to make sure they’re as easy to see as you are. When lights strike the jacket, your dog will have nowhere to hide.

13 LED BEANIE HAT

£9.99, Thick and toasty, this hat is best kept for the cold­est days. It’s one-size-fits-all and the re­mov­able bright white light on the front is an in­no­va­tive ad­di­tion to your night-time-run­ning win­ter wardrobe.

14 NATHAN ORION STROBE LED LIGHT

£28, apex-sports.co.uk A uni­sex belt with a small but pow­er­ful white light, as well as three strobes to let every­one know where you are. At­tach it to a back­pack or wear it round your waist. It recharges with a USB.

15 PROVIZ REFLECT360 RUCKSACK

£69.99, provizs­ports.com Some­times it’s a bit of a faff hav­ing to wrap a high-vis cover on your back­pack be­fore you run home. With this back­pack you don’t have to. It’s highly re­flec­tive, wa­ter-re­sis­tant and has a padded back, chest and waist straps.

16 LIT­TLE MON­STER SAFETY LED LIGHT COL­LAR

£8.50, pet­spy­ja­mas.com Deck out your dog with a bit of win­ter bling – this durable ny­lon col­lar has LED lights that op­er­ate on three set­tings: day­time (off), static or flash­ing. Per­fect for night-time ad­ven­tures with your four-legged friend.

17 CRAFT BE AC­TIVE THER­MAL GLOVE

£15, wig­gle.co.uk Touch­screen-friendly, high-vis, re­flec­tive, ther­mal, fit­ted, stretchy and with a tow­elling sec­tion on the thumb to wipe away sweat, these gloves have an abun­dance of fea­tures.

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