How did Ron Hill’s running jacket perform when put to the sword?


You’ll not bump into any badgers wearing this. Clearly aimed at the road-runner, not only is the Ron Hill Vizion Lumen Jacket hyper-luminous, but several large reflective panels, on back, front and arms, will blind any torch-waving nocturnals.

The jacket’s ace however is its third level of visibility. Two removable LED lights, one front, one rear, which can be set to flash or work as micro torches. The “Activelite” fabric rebuffs weather well and a relaxed fit adds to breathability, as does a back vent, but it’s worth trying before buying to get the size right.

A small slit in the large chest pocket allows earphones to pass through conveniently. There are lighter-weight, more versatile and cheaper options, but for winter pavement pounding it’s a very good choice.

The Verdict

Enough luminosity to light up a street and great weather-protection, but pricey.
Rating: 8/10

£130