For nighttime runs when you need a hands-free light source that doubles as a mini backpack, the GoMotion LiteVest products can lead the way. The backpack-like vests, which come in trail and road versions, have an LED light attached to the sternum strap for increased visibility on the run.
The Trail Runner LiteVest Pack has a 3-watt Luxeon LED light that has flood and spot beam control. The Street Runner LiteVest Pack has a 1-watt bulb that can also be adjusted.
Both versions have a high, medium and low setting and an adjustable beam angle. Plus, they both have two pulsing red LED taillights (on back) to make sure you’re visible from behind.
Primarily designed for runners, the “vests” operate off of three AA batteries (which are included) and also accept GoMotion’s rechargeable battery pack. While the road version only has enough storage to stash a cell phone, wallet and keys, the Trail Runner will accept a 1.5-liter (about 50-ounce) hydration bladder and has the same size stash pocket as the road version.
The Trail Runner and Street Runner LiteVests are currently available for $120 and $100 respectively. www.gomotiongear.com