2018年01月30日

The runner on the left is "invisible”, how are you?

I do not need the headlamp, my eyes are soaked in the dark and can run without it, and it is heard from some runners. However, they do not realize they are not already seen without reflective vest. Seeing an "invisible" runner when we pass it, may in the best case cause a jolt, but a collision in the worse, especially if only one of the participants moves at a higher speed (run-in, collision with a cyclist). "Being seen" is not so much a matter of just moving across the roadside and pedestrian crossings. If we go to the extreme - the illuminated lost runner is looking better than the drowned in the dark. We should think of the extreme situation. They do not often, but it can be life.

We should also think that although we are lighting, we are seen depending on how illuminated our surroundings are. In the light of the street lamps and between the raindrops, the weak "buddy" on our head is not enough. Reflective elements are now standard. We see them on almost every piece of running clothes, they are also on shoes or accessories (backpack, kidney), and that is good. Its part of the clothes, so we do not have to think about forgetting them at home, not stopping them, being permanent, and seeing them fairly well. However, we must not forget that the reflective color is dependent on the source of external light. No illumination (the second runner's head, the car's reflector) are useless.

You will excel best in shimmering yellow clothes. However, it is ideal to radiate the light directly and to do it by using headlamps that not only make your presence aware but also illuminate the way you are running. However, the torch is only facing you. In a deep forest, the person will see you, but you can disappear in the light of the city night or in a strong reflector. For these cases, there are various blinkers and luminous tapes. Let us try out what today's wide market offers.
Reflective elements and collections
In addition to the fact that almost all brands apply reflective elements directly to the running shoes, some manufacturers have gone and produce straight-up collections designed to run in the dark, which are literally dotted with them. For example, Create with their Brilliant collection (we wrote about it here), ASICS Liter-Show, Nike Flash, Puma Night Cat and others.

Also in the field of running shoes, we find models in the dark, we have previously written this review on ASICS Gel Cumulus, but a high reflective response can also be found on the Slamming Speed 6, Puma Ignite Dual Night Cat and others. In addition to the notorious reflective strips or vests, you can use reflective colors in warm, autumn months to apply directly to your skin. Alternatively, buy iron-on patches and fill them with pieces of clothing that lack reflective color. However, even kidneys, backpacks, caps or tunnels should be chosen with respect to reflective elements. There is a wide variety on the market.


  


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