Hit the Pavement in These 7 Pieces of Actually Stylish Reflective Wear for Runs in the Dark

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Regardless of mileage—whether it's a 5K or 10K—building up the distance is no easy feat. Some days will be harder than others, but as long as you have a running plan, you'll be in good hands. As training begins to ramp up, it's likely you'll be carrying your runs into the nighttime. To stay visible among cars, bikers, and scooter goers, we'd recommend some reflective wear for runs in the dark. Reflective wear hasn't always gotten the best reputation when it comes to style, but we promise these (actually!) fashionable pieces are worth a spot in your closet.

Among the finds, we spotted Lululemon's Rulu Running Long Sleeve Shirt ($98), which has dainty, reflective elements on the front, back, and sleeves of the shirt, and $98 bright, neon tights (add leg warmers for an '80s moment) that'll keep you warm and safe even in low-light conditions. We also spotted wearables like Sweaty Betty's Cross Over Reflective Headband ($8) to keep your ears toasty during brisker, fall nights.

No matter how long you're running for, these reflective athletic wear pieces will have you going the distance on your next running venture.

Actually stylish reflective wear for running in the dark

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Lululemon Rulu Reflective Running Long Sleeve Shirt — $98.00

This gray, reflective long sleeve will have you looking like a character straight out of Dune. It’s as stylish as it it is functional, and is made of the brand’s signature Rulu and lycra fabric, giving the shirt its soft, moisture-wicking properties. There are reflective details on the front, back, and sleeves of the shirt, making it perfect for night runs. Plus, the giving fit will help you pump your arms on your last mile. The shirt is so cute, you can pair it with trousers or your favorite pair of jeans for a sporty look.

Sizes available: 0-20

Colors and patterns available: 2

Janji 7/8 Groundwork Tight — $98.00

No matter the time, Janji running tights will help you lay the “groundwork” for your next run. The electric green color way is visible in the dark and the tights have a reflective logo and watermark, helping you stand out from the view of cars, bikers, and other night goers. The ergonomic waistband holds you in as you stride, and the tights feature two pockets deep enough to store a large phone. It’s the perfect running pant.

Sizes available: XS-XL

Colors and patterns available: 6

Brooks Carbonite Long Sleeve — $50.00

Brooks nailed the hammer on the head with the Carbonite long sleeve. Lightweight, sweat-wicking, and made of reflective accents, the Carbonite is ideal for hitting the road in the dark. According to the brand, the carbon black stretch reflectors can be spotted from up to 600 feet away, so you can stay visible to cars, mopeds, and bikers.

Sizes available: XS-XXL

Colors and patterns available: ice gray

Athleta Rainier Heathered Tight — $109.00

Athleta’s Rainer Heathered Tights will help you get in the extra steps for your next run. The recycled polyester and lycra blend moves with you and the tights have zippered pockets, ideal for storing your phone, cards, and keys. You can fasten the waistband using the adjustable drawstring and the reflective logo and zipper keep you viewable among cars. Strap up your running shoes, and you’re ready to rumble.

Sizes available: XS-3XL

Colors and patterns available: heather gray

L.L. Bean Women's Bean Bright Multi-Sport Jacket — $101.00

Rain or shine, this multi-sport jacket from L.L. Bean has got you covered. Crafted from a polyester, water-repellant fabric, the windbreaker seals out wind and moisture. The neon yellow color and reflective accents keep you visible even in low-light settings, so you’ll be seen by motorists, bicyclists, and drivers. Pull the hem draw to adjust the fit.

Sizes available: S-XL

Colors and patterns available: 2

Sweaty Betty Cross Over Reflective Headband — $8.00

When the temperature begins to dip, you’re going to want to reach for Sweaty Betty’s reflective headband. Stretchy, lightweight, and moisture-wicking, it will keep your ears dry and toasty, and the reflective material is lined throughout the figure-eight design.

Colors and patterns available: black

Janji Multipass Sling Bag — $52.00

Made of reflective nylon and zipper pulls, Janji’s multipass sling bag will keep you seen in the darker hours. It’s cute yet functional with an easy main pocket, ideal for storing your phone, cards, keys, and a quick bite to eat.

Colors and patterns available: 6

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