I can’t believe RagnarDC is barely one week away! Since I have a business trip this weekend, I needed to start getting organized, make my Ragnar packing list, and buy the non-perishable essentials this past weekend. One thing that I didn’t have to buy, but that I am really excited about wearing during my night leg, is my Verve vest.
As they describe it on their website, Verve is “a game-changing safety vest that is revolutionizing the perception of visibility safety by embedding active visibility (LEDs) with passive visibility (reflective material) . Its 60 custom color, waterproof LEDs can be seen from over a mile away in any direction.” But that doesn’t describe how fun it is!
(Warning: There is sound on this so you might want to hit mute first!)
(Shown in slow, medium and fast speeds)
My MRTT friends can confirm that it really lights up the track at dark-o’clock, and my husband thinks they could market it for raves. 😉 You don’t have to wear it in flashy mode–you can select a single color (like the blue above), select a steady light, or select different pulse speeds.
The glow from the lights is bright enough to help me see the track or my neighborhood routes where there is some ambient light, but if I were running on an isolated trail I would still want a headlamp or Knuckle Lights. The vest is comfortable, slips over your head, and is secured with a simple velcro strap. They also thought ahead and included velcro-secured pockets in both the front and back, with plenty of room for a phone, keys, gels, etc.
So, if you run at dark-o’clock, have any nighttime races, are doing a Ragnar Relay, or are going to a rave, you should check out the Verve vest.
Another thing I will be packing for Ragnar are my compression socks and calf sleeves, which I will wear for both running and recovery. I will be hosting a ProCompression giveaway soon, but in the meantime I want to share this coupon code–BLG14–for 40% off their Marathon socks and sleeves. (They even have a Ragnar-branded style!)
I hate packing, but I hate being unprepared even more, so I’ve been reviewing Ragnar recaps for ideas of what I really need to bring. I love Debbie’s comprehensive Ragnar packing list, and this list at Pavement and Peaks covers all the bases. I will be checking and double-checking these lists and my own as the big day gets closer!
Do you start packing early or procrastinate until the last minute?
Do you have any suggestions for my Ragnar packing list?