They sent five things that help runners be more safe for me to review as well as to giveaway the same for a lucky Detroit Runner reader. Here's a look a what I tested and I'll go in order of their products above:
First up is the Neutron Fire Headlamp.
The light takes 2 AAA batteries and lasts up to six hours on high and 90 Lumens is more than enough to see the road or the trail. I typically run trails, where it's REALLY dark early mornings and it does a great job leading the way. The lamp is adjustable so you can have light going further out or tilt it down so it's closer to your feet. It's also water resistant and I ran one morning in the rain with no issues at all.
The next product Nathan sent was the Hipster.
I've run over 60 miles with it and you can't even tell it's there. I found myself checking during the run since I could not tell if I still had my phone with me! One of the best running belts I've ever tested and I'm so excited to have this on my runs now. Previously I've rarely run with my phone but now I do all the time. Not only is it safer to run with your phone, but you get an opportunity to take pictures on your run like this one I took on today's 10 mile run.
|I wouldn't have been able to share this without having The Hipster|
|Nathan SpeedShot Plus Insulated bottle|
- It's light
- It allows you to take 12 ounces of water with you (plenty for up to ten miles for me)
- It has reflective parts to help you be seen at night
- It's insulated to keep your drinks cold
- It's got a nice hands free grip to it so you don't have to hold it hard allowing you to forget you are holding a bottle
As you can see from the pictures above, it's got a nice wide opening for drinking. It also has an angle at the opening to help make it easier to drink. It comes with a pouch on the front to allow you to store keys or gels and I'm always carrying a key and car fob since I drive to the trail. The lower left picture was taken with my iPhone 7 in the front. I had to stretch it to get it in there but it did fit. Of course, if you have the Hipster, you don't need your phone in this. I was even able to put my lightweight gloves in there from this mornings run once I warmed up. For me, it's the perfect size for most of my training runs.
Next I tested the Mag Strobe.
The Nathan Mag Strobe is an extra light you can use either on the front of your shirt or on the back to help cars see you. While the light itself is small, it can project light up to 2400 feet so cars see you coming or them coming up from behind you. It's one extra precaution you can use especially while out running on the roads. In my experience, you cannot have enough reflective gear, lights, headlamps on especially when you are running roads early in the morning or late in the evening. I sometimes have 3 or 4 items to help me be seen and still cars don't see you! This is especially true for 5am runs where drivers are still asleep and not looking for you. It runs on a watch battery and clips to your clothing with a built in magnet.
Last but not least, I tested the LightSpur RX.
Overall, these are a great set of products to help you be safer when out running whether it's light out or dark. All of the Nathan products are high quality and I can tell they will last for many years to come.
Nathan wants you to SEE and BE SEEN. So who's interested in winning this great Nathan package? Here's how you can win:
- Post a comment on how you stay safe while running in the dark on this blog or on the Detroit Runner Facebook page (1 entry)
- Post a comment on Twitter and tag @detroitrunner1 and @nathansportsinc telling us how you stay safe while running in the dark. Use hashtag #FireUpYourRun as well. (1 entry)
- Post a comment on Instagram. I'll be posting about the giveaway there as well. (1 entry)
Three ways to win! Good luck to all. I'll announce a winner on November 15th and have Nathan send out your package directly to you.
Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!
Disclosure: I received all 5 products from Nathan in exchange for a review and giveaway. All opinions are my own and I was not required to give a particular opinion other than an honest one.