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Job, glow, repeat: workout gear for dark nights

Planning on taking yourself for a little outside exercise? This workout kit will shine under the darkest of skies

Nike running backpack

Bright spark

Sprinting home from work? We salute you. We also reckon you’d like Nike’s lightweight running backpack. It’s been specifically designed to reduce bounce (kiss goodbye to chafed shoulders) plus is decked out with lots of zipped compartments and a ventilated back-panel. There’s also plenty of light reflective technology thrown in for good measure. £84.95, Nike


Hot heels

Karrimor have come up with an ingenious, barely-there way to get lit to the absolute max. Clip this little number round your heel next time you embark on a twilight jog and consider your visibility in low light conditions officially amped. It’s waterproof, under a tenner and even comes with batteries. £5, Sports Direct

Neolite leggings

Leg it

Illuminate your pins with NeoLite’s innovative flash tights. Not only do the patterned reflectors go wild under light in the most dazzling of manners (it really is a sight to behold), but these leggings are made out of super stretchy material that even features temperature regulating technology. £40, Physiq Apparel

Sweaty Betty headband

On your head

No one likes running in a hat. Your head gets unnecessarily sweaty, it constantly slips down over your eyes and if there’s a storm it might well be lost to a gust of wind (maybe). Sweaty Betty’s headband has all the answers: it’s reflective, keeps ears snuggly, will hold your hair in place and even collects sweat. Score. £10, Sweaty Betty

under armour fluorescent jacket

Glow up

Next time you get suited and booted for a jog, be sure to wrap up in something a smidge fluorescent. This lightweight running jacket from Under Armour comes in three dashing colours (red’s our favourite) and is not just durable and cut from uber-breathable material, but made with discreet reflective panels. £55, Under Armour

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