Rechargeability is a game-changer.
Amphipod now has the products you will reach for every year, from headlamps and blinking lights to waist packs and rechargeable flashing vests. So you can trust that they will last through an ultra, an all-night relay or your usual training run in the dark.
The most effective way to be seen
A combination of visibility and reflectivity strategies is most effective for cars approaching quickly. Try products with a flashing and reflectivity combo to be visible from all different angles.
“Gear and apparel with reflective features and detailing allows car lights to ‘activate’ the retroreflective, visibility-enhancing features, improving the ability for the driver to see a runner,” says Willows. Add flashing lights and you have dramatically improved your chances of being seen.
Put on the Xinglet Optic Beam and you’ve got a party!
The Xinglet Optic Beam is an innovative product that is lightweight and uses a combination of light production, bright color and reflectivity. Inspired by Amphipod’s original Xinglet reflective vest, the new Xinglet Optic Beam was developed as a simple, ultra-light combination of three important features: 360 degree LED flashing elements, USB re-chargeability and reflectivity.
By Kate Schwartz. Schwartz has been running competitively for 20 years, and she currently runs with the Asheville Running Collective. She lives in Asheville, NC, with her husband, Alex, and their cat, Clementine.