Halo Belt Review + Runner Safety

11 Mar

I run in the dark frequently — most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with Back on My Feet, and every Tuesday night with my running group.  I’m normally pretty good about safety – I never run alone at night, don’t listen to music, and pay attention to my surroundings.  That being said,  I don’t carry a light, and many of the routes aren’t well lit.  I was so excited when Halo Belt approached me about checking out their product because I knew I could use it.

Halo Belt is a LED light that you simply strap around your waist, press a button, and it illuminates.  You can either set it so it is constantly on, or give it a strobe light effect.  I busted it out recently on a run with Back on My Feet.  While some of my teammates asked if I was going to a nightclub, it came in handy when a car whipped out of nowhere.  I am convinced that the car saw us and slowed more quickly because I was wearing the light.

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glow in the dark selfie!

I like how easy the strap is to use, and that you can choose whether to have the light face the front or back.

HALO BELT 2.0 BLUE

Credit: Halo Belt

You can also clip an iPod to it easily — I didn’t do this because I was running the dark/with people, but this could come in handy in the future.  The belt is also adjustable and you can easily tighten it to ensure that it does not ride up.

HALO Jog 3s

Credit: Halo Belt

I wish the belt had a tiny pocket (sort of like SPI-belt) so that I could stash a key and my ID/credit cards for night running (and to facilitate going to the beer post run).  I think that would really enhance the functionality of the belt.  Overall though, I really liked the product and plan to use it in the future for night (and early morning) runs!   I’d definitely rather wear this cool belt than a weird headlamp or something.

What do you do to make sure you’re safe when you run?

{DISCLAIMER: Halo Belt sent me a Halo Belt to use and review.  All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.}

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2 Responses to “Halo Belt Review + Runner Safety”

  1. Chris March 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    Great review! I have a head lamp and yes it would be nice to not run with a flashlight on your forehead. I won’t be running in the dark for a while but I’ll keep this on my wishlist when I’m back in training! I think their secondary market would be for kids trick-or-treating or out in the dark but don’t have anymore hands for a flashlight.

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