Well winter is upon us again and it’s time to bring out the long sleeved tops and reflective gear! – head torch as well! *:o)
One of Nike’s latest slogans “Be Seen. Stay Dry.”, could not be more apt for us hardened runners in Scotland. With the winter months well underway, along with some rather ‘interesting’ forecasts of Arctic winds and weather coming for the end of the week, we are in for some dark and wild running!!!!! 😮
With training well under way, I’m now running/commuting to my work, in the dark and early hours of the morning, as well as the evenings. The majority of my commute is on a cycle path but there are a few sections where I am pushed onto the busy road and one such section sees me engulfed with HGVs coming and going from a local depot. This is a section that I use as a little ‘speed work’ but “high visibility” for this part of my route IS IMPORTANT!!!! Therefore, it is about this time of year where I start to consider investing in some hi-vis gear, of course ‘only’ if needed… ;o)
Having stumbled across what would have to be the most impressive jacket to date for safety on the roads and city runs, I had to pass it by due to the price tag (£319.99) This was the Nike Flash Running Jacket, a very smart piece of kit but sadly not something I could afford. Then I managed to stumble across Nike’s “Flash Reversible Running Gilet” version of this jacket and a fantastic website (http://www.sportsshoes.com), that I subscribe to were offering a crackin’ deal…!
rrp was £149.99 but they were currently selling it off at £39.99! Bonus!
I’ve posted some pics within this feature but will post my very own, along with a short review on my thoughts, on its arrival…
Following my promise to review this product, once receiving it and ‘playing’ around with it 😉 here’s my thoughts…
Here’s what the pros have to say about it…
The Nike Flash Reversible Running Gilet features Dri-Fit Fabric to wick sweat away from the skin and keep you dry and comfortable on those longer runs. Perforations on the back panel provide a constant flow of air to permeate the jacket to keep you cool.
A fully reversible design means you have two gilet’s in one to change your style in seconds. Reflective details will ensure you remain visible in low-light conditions, particularly those wintery evenings.
Bonded zip pockets provide you with space to store your valuables safely and securely and to keep your hands warm on those colder winter days.
A mock neck, with full zip gives you the versatility you need and the additional coverage to keep your neck warm up to your chin.
- Dri-FIT Fabric – To wick sweat away and help keep you dry and comfortable.
- Perforations – Located on the back panel for enhanced ventilation, keeping you cool when necessary,
- Mock Neck – With full zip for outdoor coverage and easy on, easy off.
- Reversible Design – A fully reversible gilet that allows you to change your look in seconds.
- Reflective – Reflective material on one side for a custom look and enhanced visibility in low light.
- Bonded Zip Pockets – At sides to store your valuables safely and securely.
- Fabric – Dri-FIT 100% polyester.