After my close call last week with a redneck truck, I ordered some new reflective gear.
Brooks Nightlife Jacket:
and I also ordered the Brooks Infiniti Running Tights:
safety first people!
At least that's what I told J when he asked me how much it cost. ;)
How they wear:
I tried the jacket and the tights on my run yesterday morning. The same run that I wore dirty socks for. :) It was 48 degrees and froggy out, so I figured it would be best to have maximum visibility. Personally, I think the colors are a bit obnoxious. Would love it in black and electric pink. Comfort wise it was top notch. The jacket kept me warm with just a long sleeve dry-wick shirt underneath, and has an extra soft lining around the neck so that it doesn't rub or chafe. I haven't worn full length pants on a run in over 2 years, so I really wasn't sure how the tights would feel. Well, I loved them. They kept me warm without making me hot and the mediums were a perfect fit. They didn't budge the whole 6 miles. They didn't bunch or sag or twist, which is the problem I had with previous running pants and why I have only worn skirts or capri's for 2 yrs. I have to say I was quite impressed.
For comfort I give these both 5 smiles: ☺☺☺☺☺
How visible was I?
I got a call from my running partner Angie last night. She told me one of her husbands co-workers(are you following) was getting off his shift yesterday morning and said he almost drove into a herd of ladies running. He said there were 5 or 6 women running with no lights or reflective gear and he didn't see them until he was almost on top of them. He said a little while later he saw Angie and I "glowing" down the road. Glowing. I love it!
For Visibility I give these 5 smiles: ☺☺☺☺☺
I am definitely happy with my purchase and recommend that you invest in some good reflective gear....and soon. The days are growing shorter and if you are anything like me, 99% of your runs will in the dark. Be Safe!
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