The Smartest Visibility Workout Gear We’ve Ever Seen

The closest you'll get to bioluminescence

May 5, 2017 9:00 am

Going for a run at night is a great way relieve stress, lose weight — and have your backside wind up on the service end of a careless driver’s front bumper if you aren’t careful.

Vollebak’s newest piece of activewear, a lightweight and ultra-soft shirt with 20 retroreflective markers that are visible in pitch black conditions, is here to keep your back end bumper-free.

Constructed from smooth-to-the-touch glass beads embedded into fabric, the Nano Meter 555 Midlayer’s disc-shaped markers look bright white when they’re struck with light and are strategically placed so the eye will identify their wearer as a human within a quarter second.

They also won’t identify their wearer as an overly paranoid human because the markers show up as a subtle matt design detail in the daylight and blend in with the rest of the wicking shirt.

Running Shirt (4 images)

Besides the markers, the shirt itself is a hue of green that’s so intense, the eye can detect just one pixel of the shade in 100,000 grey ones. (For the technical nitty-gritty, Vollebak has it here.)

Equipped with heat-retaining technology that also promises supreme breathability. Get one for $195.

Stay light on your feet.

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