Winter is coming and the days are closing in, but that doesn’t have to mean the end of your active commute! Here at Healthy Living London we’re into staying active all year round, you just need the right kit for the job.
Shorter days and dark mornings call for the best and brightest hi-viz gear you can get, and we’ve rounded up our favourite High-Viz Gear to stay seen and stay safe this winter.
Chrome Industries Sling Bags
Chrome Industries are our go to for city ready gear that resists the elements. We particularly love their legendary sling bags – perfect whether you’re cycling to work or wrangling a toddler at the park, these practical bags are available in Chrome’s new FOG edition for 2022 which will definitely make sure you’re seen in the dark!
Brooks Run Visible
We absolutely love the Brooks Run Visible collection, and it will definitely make sure you’re seen on your morning run! We love the run visible thermal hoodie (£90) because it’s perfect for those chilly mornings where you don’t need a rain jacket but you still need to be seen. Pair it with the run visible tight (£80) and Hyperion Tempo running shoes (£140) and no one will miss you as you clock up those morning miles!
Commuting on two wheels? We can’t recommend the iconic Reflect360 jacket (£89.99) from Proviz enough. As soon as light hits it’s amazing reflectivity will have you shining like a beacon, no one will be able to miss you as you cruise through the city on your commute. The Reflect360 jacket won’t just ensure you’re seen, it’ll also protect you from the elements, while cleverly placed ventilation zips and mesh lining will help you maintain consistent comfort on the go.
Proviz Light-Up Armbands
Even if you’re running somewhere well lit it’s a good idea to add a few extra lights just so that no one can miss you. We really like these red and blue armbands from Proviz (£14.99 each) because of their powerful LED lights and how easy they are to pop on over your running gear or loop onto a backpack.
Petzl TIKKA Head Torch
Yes it might seem nerdy, but don’t knock head torches until you try one! The light and compact Petzl TIKKA head torch (£28.99 – £30) is the perfect choice for runners and cyclists as it’s affordable, simple to use and versatile – with accessories it can be mounted to any kind of helmet, or to a bike. Plus having used the TIKKA ourselves for years (literally, I had my first one at 16!) we know it’s comfy to wear and hardwearing.
Lezyne Femto USB Drive Bike Lights
Another favourite amongst team HLL, the Lezyne Femto USB Drive Bike Lights (£25 – £30.99) are the perfect choice for city commuters who need to pop their lights on and off their bike with ease and don’t want to spend the world on batteries. Solid, simple and really effective, these rugged lights do exactly what you need them too, and for a great price.
What’s your favourite High-Viz Gear for dark evenings and mornings?