It’s been a gorgeous summer and early fall in our area, and as our daylight hours are becoming shorter we want to give you our best ideas on how you can stay safer, more visible, and more comfortable than you ever thought possible this season.
With the latest visibility products now in our stores, you won’t have to curtail your pre-dawn or after-dark running and walking plans. Here are our top picks for avoiding your own “winter hibernation” and staying active outdoors all season long:
Visibility Products: Affordable and Priceless
Whether you run in our bustling metro area, or you enjoy a quiet run on the trails, streets or endless pathways in our neighborhoods, you need to be visible for your own safety and the safety of others.
Companies such as NATHAN specialize in creating visibility vests, lights and other items that can help you light up the night without breaking the bank. All of our eight locations carry a great selection of visibility-enhancing gear.
One of our favorite items is the simple and versatile visibility vest that allows you to run or walk comfortably, wearing it on top of your favorite apparel. For less than $30 you can make drivers, cyclists, and other runners and walkers more aware of your presence, from traffic to trail.
More items we offer to help you “light up the night” include:
• Hand-held lightweight flashlights with built in sirens
• LED lighting systems for active reflectivity
• Small but powerful strobe lights, allowing for multiple points of light
• New shoe “spur” lights that fit around the back of your shoe
• No-grip lighted hand straps that make you visible without having to carry a thing!
You can test-run all of these products and more when you attend one of our many “Fire Up Your Run” free fun run events presented by NATHAN this month in our stores. Check out upcoming dates, below:
Reflective Apparel: Visible and Comfortable
Did you know a driver can recognize a person wearing reflective gear at up to six times greater the distance than a person wearing a white t-shirt? New fall/winter apparel is now in our stores, offering a variety of technical fabrics and technologies to keep you warm, dry AND more visible.
All of the brands we carry have made visibility and comfort a priority in the design of their reflective tops, tights, jackets, pants and hats. The new Breath Thermo line from Mizuno, the Glow Beacon jackets and vests from New Balance, and the popular Nightlife collection from Brooks are just a few examples of what you’ll find in our stores to help you get out and get going.
Need more ideas or help with choosing the best reflectivity gear for your workouts? Stop in at one of our stores and we’ll be happy to assist.
Stay safe and visible out there,
Your Friends at Potomac River Running Stores