A few of my running friends have recently commented that they can always see me coming "from a mile away." Hahahah. I don't know if it's true that they can see me from that far away, but it means that I've been successful in my quest to be seen. Being an invisible runner can be dangerous. In contrast, being highly visible means less likely a car won't notice you.
Depending on the weather, here are my three go-to pieces for being highly visible
For warmish weather I have what I call my 'safety cone orange' shirt. Sometimes worn with some pretty wild arm arm warmers. But I couldn't find it. So this will have to do.The black shorts, the skirt, even the arm warmers don't really stand out in this blurry camera phone photo. But the safety cone orange shirt does!
For cooler weather I like my Brooks Night-life half-zip. I'm told that the green color really glows in the sunlight. In this photo, I was standing in the shade, and it still stands out (which is good, I want to be seen in both good and poor lighting conditions)
When temps are frigid, I wear this jacket with the florescent yellow body. Yellow in the front and back. Black sleeves. Even in the photo, you can see how the yellow stands out and the black just disappears into the background. That's why I try to avoid running in black as an outer layer.
Your turn! What are some of your favorite hi-visibility pieces?