It's an absolute FACT that more pedestrians are struck by vehicles in the dark! And, did you know that a person is 1100% MORE likely to be struck in the dark than in daylight?
That's reason enough for ME to protect myself with reflection!
If you look below, these strips are available in two different versions: iron-on and stick-on. The picture was taken to accentuate the reflective properties of the strips.
The iron-on strips are very easy to use. The directions are inside on the cover of the packaging and are clear and concise. How innovative! I was impressed with the packaging and the conservation of not having the loose directions. My husband is an environmentalist, so I learn from the best. Make sure to check out my video below showing just how cool this really is! A+ goes out to Brilliant Reflective on the minimalist packaging!
I’m SO impressed with the innovative packaging of the @brilliant_safe safety strips! #bibchat @BibRave pic.twitter.com/hghhbfVvmO— RUN gina RUN (@hanzelboyzmama) December 15, 2016
I found that I used the stick-on strips the most during my testing period. I used these only because I placed them on my absolute favorite piece of winter running gear. Initially, I was cautious of the adhesive and how it would react with my jacket. My jacket is nylon so I was afraid it would not withstand the ironing of the strips. In addition, this jacket only gets washed occasionally, so I was fine with the stick-on strips being placed on it.
I have had no trouble with them falling off while running. The stick-on strips have heavy duty adhesive and are a fabric-like material. I still have them attached to my shoes even in the slushy and snowy Minnesota runs! Also, my headband has been washed several times and the stick-on strip is still there!
My only minor complaint is regarding the adhesive. It's a pro and a con at the same time. The strips did such a good job adhering to the fabric on my outer jacket I could hardly get them off. After three washes they were stuck on just like the first day they were placed.
However, removing them did take effort, and on a few locations, the strip did leave a bit of glue residue. This did not ruin my jacket and I'm sure I'll be able to get off the residue, but it will require a bit of elbow grease. The excess adhesive left could be due to the jacket being nylon, it's a more sensitive fabric in my opinion.
It was very important that I placed these strips in a position that was conducive to bio-motion. According to Brilliant Reflective, when you outline the human form with the reflective strips, you are more easily identified because the light reflecting back to the driver will be in the shape of a person. Drivers will absolutely pay more attention to reflection if they think it's a person!
Just LOOK at how bright I am! You can even see the strips on the tips of my toes! They glow nicely in this photo!
I am in LOVE with these innovative strips! I would say these are a MUST-TRY! How can you go wrong? At $9.99, which includes free shipping, these strips are an affordable way to give you a bit more protection during your dark runs. If you're anything like me, you need the extra protection in the dark!
If you still have questions, make sure to check out our #bibchat on Twitter! Tuesday, Jan. 10th - 8 PM CST. We will talk all things reflection and you just may win a package for yourself!