Brilliant Reflective: a review

Disclaimer: I received a Brilliant Reflective Family pack to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews! I run in the dark. At least 4 times per week, my alarm goes off at 4 am and I get up, get dressed, add a reflective vest, and head out the door.
As you can see, it is pretty dark despite the flash on my phone. So when I received a family pack from Brilliant Reflective, I added some strips to my hat right away. You can see them on the side of the green bill in the above.

I was sent three different sets of strips.
The family pack is one of them, and those are fabulous, because it is different shapes, that I have attached to various things that belong to Addie, her bicycle, helmet, scooter, etc. When she saw the heart on her bike, she got very emotional and came to hug me, "Oh Mom. This is SO amazing." She certainly was more appreciative than it deserved, but I am still glad she loved it.

I also added some of the strips to her backpack. Now that it is getting to be Fall, I am definitely aware of the fact that it will be dark later into the morning and it will be darker earlier in the evening. Likely some of the time when I pick her up from latchkey it will be dark already.
Yeah, I am holding the backpack instead of a cute did, but at least  you can see the reflective strip on it! She was very proud of this, and showed the PE teacher at her school (that is also in charge of latchkey) her "beautiful shiny patches" on her backpack. I guess if you are proud of something that will keep you safe, you think that it is beautiful, whatever, it makes it even better!

We also received some iron-on patches.
I have an all black half zip. I think it is going to be worn frequently as it starts to get colder. And although it does have some reflective stitching on it, I felt like it could probably use a little more. So I used the iron-on strips to make the back slightly more reflective.
Definitely more reflective now, and I still might add more! Running in the dark definitely just got a little bit safer.

If you are interested in trying out to Brilliant Reflective strips yourself, you can use code BRP30 for 30% off your order. Let me know if you try it!


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