I have joked the last two years that I am a vampire runner. My energy level is generally much better at night, so I do pretty much all my running and biking at night. It actually works out for the most part because I miss the hot temps during the summer. In the winter, it is colder, but I have acclimated to it, I guess.
I have a variety of gear to help me run at night, including headlights (for my head and my bike) as well as handhelds. I bought a pair of Knuckle Lights years ago and liked them, so I was really excited to receive a new pair! They have gotten some really cool features and it is always fun to test out new gear.
Right off the bat, I loved the new USB charger. I like not having to replace batteries all the time, and there is nothing worse than a battery running out mid-run and being caught in the dark. Since all my devices have USB chargers now, it can be a struggle to get them all plugged in. My husband added a new outlet by my nightstand that has USB ports in it! So handy! I have all the stuff plugged in now.
Next, I liked that they have a magnetic that keeps them together when not in use. It is tough keeping track of all my gear and I appreciate little features like that. (I always like help getting organized!)
I took a few runs with my Knuckle Lights, both with and without my headlamp. One thing that really stood out to me is when I used them in conjunction with my headlamp, things were much more 3D. I could see the rocks a lot better. Things were not so flat. I really find this helpful on the trail! Highly recommend a set in addition to just a headlamp for technical trail.
While using Knuckle Lights alone, I found that it took me a bit of time to adjust to not having a constant spotlight. (Of course, I swing my arms when I run). But after 10 minutes or so, I adjusted and it didn’t really bother me.
I have mentioned a few times that the boys are training for a March trail race with me. We have been going to the Baker U campus to run. It is a well-lit campus with security. Best of all, it has a well-maintained 1/3 mile paved loop with fun little bridges and such. We spend a lot of time at Baker campus walking and adventuring. So, I have been taking the boys there for runs. Everyone does loops at their own pace and no one really gets out of sight… but at night, it can be a bit more difficult to spot the boys while on the run. I decided to put the lights on Tatum, and they strapped right over his little gloves perfectly. We got our run in, and I was able to keep a better eye on him. It was so great! I am thinking of way to try attaching one to my dog just for fun!
I definitely would love to hear about how you use your Knuckle Lights!