BROOKS RUN VISIBLE COLLECTION
Melanie Mitchell | September 21, 2020
RUN PAST DARK WITH BROOKS
Do you have enough hours in the day? Silly question, no need to answer! With the new Brooks Run Visible Collection, your need for more daylight hours, might be defunct given their new solution for running outside at the dawn/dusk time of day.
As the days make way for the darker seasons, low-light and night-running take on a necessity. Brooks Running set out to solve the issue of staying visible when running in the urban jungle of dawn/dusk/night runs.
Brooks engineers are keen to let science guide them. With that in mind, they met with scientists to inquire, not only how humans see light, but also how humans discern what is another human in certain types of low-light and no-light situations.
It came to light (pun intended) that in order to 'see' a runner as a human in motion, the brain is drawn to interpreting the motion zones of the approaching object to discern what they are. For us two-legged mammals, that means the key joints and moving parts of the human skeleton.
Taking all of this data into consideration, the smart folks at Brooks designed the Run Visible Collection with key reflective components around the joints of the human body.
Their goal? So you look like a runner, not a supernova when you're reflected in the headlights of an oncoming car.
LIGHT 'EM UP STATS
The Run Visible Collection is designed so you're identifiable as a human being from 600ft away. When it comes to low light, every foot counts when it comes to identifying yourself as a runner.
WHAT IS CANDLE POWER?
Each piece included in the Brooks Run Visible collection is designe to reflect back light. Thanks to the neon color and reflective strips, it's the equivalent of 300 candles burning in the same location.
If you're past the age of, err, 40, you'll appreciate what forty candles burning on your birthday cake look like. Multiply that inferno by 7.5 and there you have it.
THE BROOKS RUN VISIBLE COLLECTION
Running in the dark is not limited to the just northern climes. So, Brooks has made their Run Visible apparel in styles to suit all climates for shorter winter days.
Those in the 'almost Canadian' states will need a little more coverage than their neighbors in the 'almost Caribbean' states.
With that in mind the collection features a lightweight carbonite jacket, tights, gloves and hat as well as shorts and a technical running tee. Add to this, if you're going head to toe, you might as well add in a pair of the carbonite socks to complete the visibility puzzle.
'BE SEEN' GIVEAWAY
As the days make way for the darker seasons, low-light and night-running take on a necessity. So have teamed up with Brooks and Petzl headlamps to solve the issue of staying visible when running with limited visibility.
Together, they help light the way for endless low-light running possibilities!
And the best part? We are giving away a Petzl IKO Core Headlamp and a Brooks Run Visible Carbonite Jacket.
Here’s how to enter:
1. To enter, simple click this link and tell us if you prefer running at DAWN or DUSK
2. Make sure you are a JackRabbit Run Rewards member.
3. The winner will be randomly selected and notified by October 31, 2020, so you have until then to submit your answer!
*Must be 18 years or older and a legal resident of the lower 48 United States to be eligible to win. This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Instagram.*