I am part of the Brooks Run Happy Team and was sent gear. All opinions are always my own.
Running can be dangerous when there are cars near you, especially if it is dark. It is getting a lot darker earlier these days, which means many of us are running before the sun is up or at sundown. We need to make sure to be visible when crossing roads or running along a street. I hear about far too many runner deaths from being hit by a car. Let’s make sure to stay safe out there. This is why Brooks Run Visible gear is a game changer.
How does it work? 3M™ Scotchlite™ Carbon Black Stretch reflectivity is placed in critical motion zones, which helps drivers recognize you as a runner in motion. This can help a runner be recognized by a driver from up to 600 feet away.
I love that the Run Visible collection uses black, white, and neon yellow, but in a vary tasteful way. It is all reflective and helps make you visible, but all the pieces are great looking gear!
Not only is the Run Visible collection great to help you stay safe, but the Carbonite Jacket can also help keep you dry and warm. It is equipped with wind and waterproofing.
Carbonite Jacket– provides wind and water protection. Equipped with a chin guard, zipper garage, thumb loops, hanger loop, and is also semi fitted so you won’t be swimming in it. This jacket is super lightweight.
Carbonite Hoodie– this is so soft. Hidden envelope hand pocket at left wrist secures the essentials. DriLayer® HorsePower fabric has a slimming, supportive feel and a wide bottom hem keeps your hoodie in place as you run. This is a heavy duty hoodie. Nice and thick and warm. I love the wide waistband on it.
Carbonite Gloves– Fit in your miles without sacrificing feeling in your fingers. DriLayer fabric and 3M Carbon Black Reflectivity running gloves offer warmth and visibility in the dark. Great gift option!
Carbonite 4″ 2-in-1 Short– For early-morning or late-night runs in any season, the Carbonite 4″ 2-in-1 women’s running short offers visibility with the freedom and breeziness of a short. If you love Brooks shorts, you will love these. Nice, lightweight, and breathable fabric.
Carbonite Arm Sleeves– For runners who cover their miles in the dark, our Carbonite Arm Sleeves make sure you’re seen and recognized — without overheating or adding weight.
Carbonite 7/8 Tight– Craving lightweight coverage for pre-dawn runs? This women’s running tight combines stretch, breathability, and visibility to keep you seen and comfortable on the go. I love these tights! Perfect length and fit.
Carbonite Hat– Running in rainy, windy, low-light conditions? This reflective hat shields against the elements and shows up in the dark with 3M Carbon Black Reflectivity. This is a very lightweight hat. Perfect to stay visible, but not overheat.
If you have a runner on your gift list, the Run Visible collection would be a great idea! The gear is comfortable, cute, and functional and helps provide them safety. Check out the entire Brooks Run Visible collection here.
Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be completely dark to be more dangerous. Sunrise and sunset are both dangerous times with low lighting and reflective pieces can help keep you safe. I encourage all my running friends to be safe. I know I for one am guilting of buying a lot of black running clothes and that doesn’t make the best decisions when it comes to running outside. Adding reflective elements is very important.
Do you run early morning or in the evening? Do you run when it is still dark? Do you have visible gear?
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