Gear We Love: 10 Glow-in-the-Dark Pieces For Your Winter Workout
The key to winning winter is to not let the shorter, colder days keep you from doing what you love most -- having fun training outside, whether it's running, biking, hiking or whatever floats your boat. Bundle up with these bright and beautiful athletic pieces -- made with the newest and coolest reflective technology to-date (i.e., woven glass particles, what?!) -- that will help keep you safe, seen and super fit all season long.
1. Asics Allover Graphic Top
When it's time to peel back the thick layers because you're working so damn hard, you'll still be in the spotlight with this V-neck, short-sleeve workout top that has a reflective dot print offering 180-degree visibility. The poly-blend fabric guarantees a fitted feel that's also sweat-wicking.
2. Sugoi Women's Zap Run Jacket
Stay out past sunset on your Saturday evening run in this breathable, performance polyester jacket that lights up like a Christmas tree the instant artificial light (i.e., street lamps and high beams) hits it. This highly visible piece will literally stop traffic thanks to Sugoi's top-secret Zap fabric woven with micro lenses for maximum reflectivity.
3. Under Armour Reflective Mini Headband
Add some recessed lighting up top with this stretchy elastic headband featuring an allover reflectivity print. The nylon, spandex, and polyester piece comes with a silicone grip for stay-put, sweat-wicking, high-beam action. The one-size-fits-all band is sold in vibrant sets of four.
You know to never leave home without cash, ID, keys and your phone, especially when heading out solo after dark. This lightweight poly-lycra tubular waist pack makes it easy to carry your essentials (flip it inwards to find pockets), while adding an extra layer of protection in the form of an in-your-face neon color. Choose from aqua, green, pink, punch, yellow and more.
5. New Balance Beacon Pullover
It's easy to love the night life when your evening outfit consists of this get-noticed knit top. Ten minutes before you're ready to hit the road, charge this polyester-spandex piece under direct light. Then throw it on and get ready to glow. Silver reflective trims add extra shimmer and shine, elevating you to superstar-status over night.
6. Pearl Izumi Women's ELITE WxB Jacket
Night riders sharing the road with cars will want to make sure their two-wheeler stands out rather than blends in with the herd. You'll do just that with this waterproof neon number featuring reflective logos. Not only will it highlight you among other vehicles but also keep you extra warm: This polyester piece is designed to fit over a thermal or softshell layer as well as to regulate your body temps in cool and wet conditions.
7. Under Armour Fly Fast Luminous Legging
Redefining the phrase party on your pants, this badass bottom features an all-over luminous print that catches light-and everyone's attention-for optimum visibility. This is a pair you want to be caught wearing, not only because the polyester-elastane blend (made with a four-way-stretch construction) is stylish and unique, but also because it has a flattering, classic cut that was crafted for a extra comfort.
8. Sweaty Betty Glow Run Gilet Vest
Get your sweat on after dark with this chic silver reflective vest. Made with a high-tech polyamide fabric coated with tiny glass particles (!!), this soft, breathable layer captures and reflects light, illuminating your look while you work up your own manmade glow.
9. Asics GEL-Kayano 22 Lite-Show
Flash your fast feet with these high-wattage runners made with a can't-miss wild print and reflective upper materials. This eye-catching design screams "Look at me now!" as you light up the track or trail with these comfy kicks.
10. Women's Progressive + Night Compression Calf Sleeves 2.0
How's this for a bright idea: Slip on these neon calve sleeves for your low-light run to boost your safety, improve your performance and speed up recovery. Its nylon-spandex compression fabric offers extra stability for your calf muscles, which may reduce your risk of injury, plus added warmth thanks to a hydrophilic (fancy word for moisture absorbing) design. Antibacterial properties means these sleeves are odor-resistant, too.