Nathan Reflex Reflective Snap Band Review
It isn’t to stay safe on a run. And this is especially true in the city. You will face drivers and other pedestrians who might have trouble seeing you, especial in dim lighting. The Nathan Reflex Reflective Snap Band boosts your visibility for those times when you’re out in darker conditions.
Wearing reflective gear will make you up to 80% more visible than if you were wearing bright colored clothing alone. It can mean the difference between returning home safely and ending up in an accident along your run.
This band is an inexpensive and versatile way to keep yourself safer. It comes in a handy two-pack so you can double them up. And will fit on your arm, leg, or even your backpack!
- Multiple Colorways
- Reflective Neon
- Snap Band
- Fits Wrists & Ankles
- Increases Visibility
- One Size
Most of this type of gear comes in one or two basic colors but this one really shines. All of the shades offer the same great reflective properties. Which means you will be safer no matter which one you choose. Having so many choices means you can wear a different color every time you run so you won’t have to wear the same one twice in a week.
Being able to choose from different neon reflective colors makes this one feel more personalized. Every color has the same reflective material that shines the light back towards passerby that would not be able to see you without it.
Try wearing a band on both your ankle and wrist to be extra easy to spot in dark conditions. Wearing two won’t get costly because this product comes in a two-pack and retails for a very reasonable price. This makes it an economical choice that won’t be too costly. It’s perfect for runners who aren’t crazy about spending their money on special equipment to wear while they exercise.
Another fun way to wear this band is for partying and other social events to stay more visible. Plus, they're pretty cool looking in certain lighting so they'll fit in well at concerts and other events.
It can end up being painful if you wear a band for too long while you’re all sweaty! But, this one is enjoyable even for long runs. It won’t rub or cause any excessive sweating which will prevent the irritations often experienced with similar products. The snap band style is incredibly easy to wear and doesn't have any closures that rub against your skin after a while. This in itself will prevent all sorts of sore spots because the fastener will rub and irritate your sweaty skin.
For more awesome armbands check out my reviews of the Sprigs Armband and Nike Ventilated Armband!
A >snap band closes on contact which is awesome because you won’t have to fuss around with fasteners which can take forever to get right. Instead, you have a band that stays right in place and only comes undone when you pull it. But, don’t think it’s going to be tough to take off! In fact, that couldn’t be further from the truth!
Removing a snap style band is as easy as putting it on and is a one-handed job which means that you won’t have to stop just to make any adjustments to your gear while you’re on the run.
It's great to have an affordable piece of gear to buy because nowadays it's pretty expensive just to go for a run! Every piece of gear you own will be costly so having something affordable can really make a difference!
Blinking lights are the easiest to see because they stand out against the background lights of the cityscape. A steady light is harder to separate from the other lights and could slow the reaction time of oncoming traffic. Whereas, a steady light lets passerby better assess how far away you are and make it easier for them to figure out that you’re a pedestrian.
Despite having no lights, the Nathan Reflex Reflective Snap Band is still a good choice when it comes to safety gear! The reflective properties help drivers and other pedestrians see you better and ensure that you’re much safer.
The steel is durable enough to use for many years without worrying about it losing its shape or breaking with continued wear. The softer next-to-skin material is nice because it prevents any rubbing or irritation.
For anyone with a larger arm, there won’t be an issue with it fitting though it might not fully wraparound which can be a bit irritating too. Also, if it doesn't fully close it will tend to rub against your sweaty skin causing irritation
This option comes in several cool looking neon colorways like orange, yellow, and pink so you get to pick the one that best speaks to your sense of style. Most of this kind of gear comes in minimal shades and don’t offer much in the way of style.
Did you know that it is 80% easier for a driver to see you when you’re wearing reflective gear?! With this piece, you’ll by 100-200 times more visible than if you were running in plain clothes only, pretty impressive! It’s easy to use and very comfortable to wear which is why this is such a great option.
Another way to utilize this handy band is by holding your pant leg while you cycle. This will keep it from catching in the chain which could result in serious injuries if you’re not careful. The snap band style is just too easy and makes using this type of gear a breeze!
One of the things I love the most is the affordable price tag and economical two-pack retailing. This makes it seem worthwhile and doesn’t feel like a rip-off every time I wear them running.
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