Morning and Nighttime Running Gear for Men and Women

Stay warm and visible on your morning and night runs with these bright, comfy clothes.

By: Brooke McEwen

It’s that time of year: The leaves are turning, the air is crisp, and daylight hours keep getting shorter. While these 50-degree days can feel like a long-distance runner’s paradise, you still have to contend with pitch-black mornings and evenings. Not ready to sacrifice your outdoor running route for a treadmill routine? We’ve got you covered from head to toe with these running gear picks to keep you safe and visible before dawn and after dusk.

FOR WOMEN

Going Long
1. Run See Me Ride 7/8 Tight, $92

Kick up the visibility of your running tights with some sleek details. The reflective hems of Lululemon’s Run See Me Ride tight brighten up the traditional black pant, and zippered pockets keep your keys and ID easily accessible.

A Solid Base
2. Reflective long-sleeve top, $35

When running in the dark, choose light-colored clothing with reflective elements. It’ll help those sleepy early morning and late-commute motorists know they’re sharing the road. The reflective floral design on this Asics long-sleeve performance top can be seen from the front and the back.

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Ahead of the Game
3. DryLete ViziPro headband, $15

It’s common knowledge that a significant amount of heat escapes the body through the head. Conserve your energy with a cap, or keep your ears warm with a headband. This Saucony DryLete ViziPro headband has a ponytail slot to keep hair off your face, and the bright colors keep you seen.

Weather or Not

4. Select Barrier convertible jacket, $125

You’re a dedicated runner; it takes more than a little wind or rain to keep you from your sport. Make sure you’re comfy in any conditions with a quality outer layer. This jacket from our cycling friends at Pearl Izumi is waterproof, breathable, and has a detachable hood.

 

FOR MEN

Ahead of the Game
1. Infiniti beanie, $24

Boost your visibility with this fitted, moisture-transferring cap from the Brooks Nightlife series.

A Solid Base
2. Nightlife Equilibrium LS, $44

Brooks Nightlife’s silky-soft long-sleeve top in bright yellow or green is lightweight yet warm.

Weather or Not
3. Nightlife Jacket II, $100

This jacket is built of water- and wind-resistant fabric and is equipped with internal pockets and breathable vents.

Going Long
4. Men’s Omni LX Tight II, $65

Saucony’s runing tights have elastic at the ankles for the perfect fit, and neon patches and reflective piping to help you stand out.