Running during the winter often means spending time in the dark. Whether you enjoy running before or after work, the season presents new challenges when it comes to safety. Unless you want to spend the next three months on a treadmill, it makes sense to prepare yourself with the gear you need to tackle the darkness. That should start with being seen – and the adidas Supernova Storm jacket helps with just that.
The arms of the jacket are covered with irregularly shaped dots of reflective material that will ensure that no motorist can miss seeing you on the side of the road. (They may mistake you as an extra from Tron.) During the day, you don't have to look like a highway construction worker, as the reflective material is all but unnoticeable when it's light out. The jacket has all the bells and whistles you want in a mid-weight running jacket: It's water repellent with a full-zip front and a stand-up collar that lets you adjust coverage depending on your temperature. It features long arms to avoid that gap between jacket and gloves, and the extended hem in back keeps the wind off of your waist. So go ahead – be that year-round runner. Just make sure everyone can see you on the roads.
Price: $90, adidas.com