WHAT’S HOT: Bold, Reflective Fitness Gear that Lights up the Night

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Bold, colorful patterns may be on point with current fitness fashion trends, but as fall days bring fewer sunlit hours, glowing bright at night becomes a necessity for your outdoor workouts. It’s like driving a car; you wouldn’t hit the highway post-sunset without turning on your headlights. The same holds true when pounding the pavement on an evening run, or spinning your way toward sunrise on an early morning ride. Drivers and other travelers on the road, trail paths, and sidewalks need to see you, and neon-hued gear and reflective clothing are the best ways to catch their eyes.

“We are seeing everything from reflective threads woven into fabrics to large format heat transfers and other materials that are now offered in different colors,” says Kelly Davidson, Pearl Izumi Product Line Manager for run apparel. “There are so many new reflective materials out on the market allowing brands to customize reflectivity to meet their specific design language for the season. Fashion definitely plays a role, but safety is a trend that is here to stay.”

Even if bright statement pieces are well outside your apparel comfort zone, remember that it’s all about safety first. Save your non-reflective black and gray gear for the gym, and light yourself up with these items when it’s time to sweat outside after dark.

UARun

Under Armour Men’s Run T-Shirt in Poison 

This tee combines a super soft, athletic feel with reflective graphics, offering comfort and visibility for working out before sunrise or after sunset. Whether training on the track or the trails, you’ll play it safe and feel your best with moisture-wicking properties that keep you dry, and anti-odor technology that keeps you feeling fresh.

NIkeTank

Nike Women’s Epic Running Tank Top in Volt

When you hit the ground running, this racerback strap tank with a V-neck feminine silhouette offers full range of motion and high visibility details. The bold hue of the straps is eye-popping, while the reflective elements incorporated rebound light when skies are dark. The Dri-Fit fabric wicks away sweat and the bright color keeps you safe.

UA TRack pants

Under Armour Men’s ColdGear Infrared Running Compression Tights

When the sun is down, the temps tend to nosedive, too. These compression fit bottoms deliver lasting warmth with a thermo-conductive interior and brushed fleece so you’re always comfortable with every stride or rep. Take these four-way stretch tights to the streets to pick up the pace while still staying seen thanks to reflective graphics and logos.

Roxy leggings

O’Neill Women’s 365 Hybrid Activate Leggings

These hybrid leggings made with stretchy Xtra Life Lycra are what you need for an on-the-water workout. The colorful floral pattern and reflective logos let other watercrafts know where you are when wearing these land or water leggings as rash guard for surfing or practicing your yoga poses atop your paddleboard.

Reebok

Reebok Men’s Quilted Winter Training Jacket 

Cold weather no longer means being kept in the gym, thanks to this jacket featuring a quilted front panel and excellent thermal insulation. While some jackets are too bulky to get your workout on, the ergonomic design and flexible construction keep you comfortable, and the neon color and reflective details help ensure you’re visible in low light.

Bluemarine Jacket

Roxy Women’s Breakline Raglan Fleece Jacket in Aquamarine 

Don’t let rain stand in the way of your outdoor workout. Instead, break out this jacket for stylish yet reliable protection against the elements. Stretch panels move with you every step of the way, and reflective taping and logos help you stand out in a perfect layering piece.

Newton

Newton Running Men’s Fate Running Shoes 

Elevate your run with a go-to shoe offering a unique foam-filled chamber to cushion your foot. Ideal for everyday running, the engineered mesh upper creates a seamless fit while the durable outsole enhances overall traction. And with 360-degree reflectivity, you’re sure to stay in sight while on the move.

Saucony

Saucony Women’s Zealot ISO Running Shoes 

Log your miles in style with a running shoe that delivers a dynamic fit in eye-catching colors and reflective elements. Even with the lightweight, low-profile features, you’ll still enjoy a more stable ride thanks to the ISOFIT saddle designed to add even more midfoot support. Deep flex grooves add flexibility throughout the forefoot while the premium carbon rubber outsole grips a wide range of surfaces when exercising outside.

PearlGloves

Pearl Izumi Men’s Shine Wind Mitts 

Don’t let chilly fingers distract your ride, run, or catching game. This glove’s insulation will keep your hands protected from the cold, while reflective styling allows for visibility during dim training conditions. Using a gadget? You can keep your hands covered as conductive synthetic leather is placed on the thumb and index finger for operating touchscreen devices.

PearlIzumiArm

Pearl Izumi Women’s ELITE Thermal Arm Warmers

Take control of the cold with thermal arm warmers made with stretch construction to move in complete comfort. The elastic binding and silicone grippers ensure stay-put performance, and built-in reflectivity helps you stand out when on the streets. Now you can stay safe and warm, while keeping your attention on your workout.

NewBalanceArm

New Balance Reflective Armband 

For really dark or bad weather workouts, be safe and be seen with an ultra-bright light armband that can be set to continuous or flash. Perfect for any outdoor activity, this adjustable band is weather resistant, shining through rain, snow, sleet, hail, and fog.

Salomon

Salomon Agile 17 50 oz. Hydration Pack 

Staying safe is the ultimate goal with this hydration pack featuring reflective piping to increase visibility and an attached whistle in case of emergencies. Great for trails, hiking, or mountain biking, you’ll have access to fluids but without a bulky, cumbersome design. Instead, this pack moves with your body for a comfortable fit, and padded mesh shoulder straps offer maximum airflow.