Knuckle Lights Review
When my MRTT group started planning a Saturday long run with a 5:30 am meeting time, my first reaction was, “Are you kidding me?” As the plans solidified, my next reaction was “I need to get some Knuckle Lights.”
I had been thinking of getting a headlamp for my o’dark-thirty runs, but was worried about comfort and the risk that having something around my head might trigger a headache. (I do know people who like their headlamps, so don’t let me discourage you from trying one!). When one of the women in my MRTT group said that she really liked her Knuckle Lights, I thought they would be a better fit for me. I also remembered that Steena had said good things about Knuckle Lights.
Since it was the day before the 5:30 am MRTT run, I didn’t have time to wait for Amazon Prime to bring them to my door, so I called around to local running stores to see if I could find them. While I struck out at Pacers, I found them at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
As you can see, I also found a few other things! I stumbled onto a sale, and who can resist a sale on cold weather running gear the night before an o’dark-thirty run with the forecast calling for temperatures in the low 30′s???
- The Nike top and running tights are made with “Nike Pro Warm” technology which has a “thermal layer with a brushed inner surface” that is supposed to reflect heat back into the body without trapping moisture–it also makes the clothes feel cozy.
- The Under Armour gloves are from their ColdGear® line, and caught my attention because the backs have fleece which I hoped would keep my hands warmer than my lighter weight running gloves.
Modeling my new Nike Running Half Zip top and
wearing my purple vest in honor of #MegsMiles
I set my alarm for 4:45 am (ugh!), and got to our meeting place right at 5:30. Half of the group was running 3-5 miles, while the rest of us were aiming for 10. I was really glad to have my new gear because there was a headwind for the entire “out” leg of our run. I also was really glad to have the Knuckle Lights, because it was dark for most of our run, and the particular route we had chosen was not very well-lit.
As for my Knuckle Lights review, the Knuckle Lights were great. They came with the four AAA batteries that they need, so I could use them right out of the package. They strap onto the back of your hand with an adjustable strap, and have three settings: high, low, and strobe. I used the high setting at first, and then switched to the low setting as the sky started to lighten. They were comfortable (not really noticeable) and stayed in place. I certainly will use them on my o’dark-thirty runs, and will try to remember to take them on my dark o’clock dog walks.
Do you run with a head lamp or Knuckle Lights?
Do you have friends who get you out ridiculously early–or are you that friend?