Running In The Dark: What Equipment Do You Need?

Running In The Dark

Now that winter has well and truly arrived, it’s dark when we wake up and dark before tea time.
But if you like to start or finish your day with a run, it doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom.
With a helping hand from the right kit, you can run safely and comfortably in the dark.
So what night running equipment do you need?
One of the most important items for your winter running wardrobe is a Hi Vis running jacket.

Practical and stylish

We know what you’re thinking. You don’t fancy running around in a bright yellow, unflattering jacket. To be fair, neither would we.

So let us introduce you to the Kalenji Kiprun Evolutiv Hi Vis Running Jacket, available in designs for men and women.

Running In The Dark
Kalenji Kiprun Evolutiv Jacket

This jacket is designed in cool shades of grey and black – with retro-reflective sections built in to make sure you can be seen at night.

Running in the dark usually means running in colder weather so a big bonus of this Hi Vis running jacket is that its created for running in temperatures lower than 10 degrees. And, thanks to innovative Softshell technology, it will protect you from both the wind and rain.

You won’t have to worry about getting too hot and sweaty either as the jacket has a smart in-built ventilation system.


Best of all, it can be yours for just £39.99.
One thing a jacket can’t help you do, though, is see in the dark.

That’s where running lights come in.

It might sound a little odd, but cyclists use lights in the dark, motorists use lights in the dark – and so should runners!

Simple & effective

This running light has a simple but highly effective design. It straps around your torso and lights up the path ahead for up to 20 metres with a bright, powerful beam so you can feel comfortable while running in the dark.

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Kalenji Run Light

It also has three bright, flashing LED lights on the back so you can be seen from behind as well and the rechargeable battery lasts for up to five hours.

For just £29.99, it’s an affordable running light that will make all the difference to keeping you safe when night running.

Running at night can be exhilarating – but there’s nothing worse than ending up with hands so cold you can barely feel them.

Keep hands cosy

These Kalenji Hi Vis Gloves are warm, windproof and highly reflective to help make sure you’re spotted by headlights.

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Kalenji Retro-Reflective Gloves

We also love that the material they are made with is so fine you can still use the touchscreen on your phone and adjust your watch. We reckon that makes them the perfect Hi Vis running gloves.

So by investing in just three pieces of kit, you can look forward to running warmly and safely all winter.

Want More Information?

If you are looking for more information, we recommend to browse our full range of Hi Vis running gear here.

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