May 18, 2015

Illumiseem, a great safety item for runners

Disclaimer:  We were both given an Illumiseen belt for review.  No compensation was received for this post and as always, the opinions stated here are our own.

A while ago we were contacted by the Illumiseen Company and asked if we would like to review their belt. After looking at their website, and being someone highly concerned about safety and visibility while running, I jumped at the chance.  This belt has features very different to running gadgets I have for illumination while running in the dark.  Normally, it is just my winter runs that are in the dark, but when it gets really warm here in the summer, I am usually out before the sun rises!

Made with LED technology, this belt lights up very brightly and also reflects light with the 3M Scotchlite reflective material.  Providing full 360 degree coverage, runners can be seen by any vehicles well in advance.  I love the wide strip and know that I will always be seen unless someone chooses to drive with their eyes shut. Most runners don't want any extra pounds when running, but this lightweight belt will be unnoticeable after a couple runs in it.





Excellent instructions and a Micro USB Cable are included inside the package.  Once my belt was fully charged, I checked out how to adjust for fit.  There is a large amount of adjustment, but if you look at the photo, this band is just barely small enough for me.  Once I ran in it though, I realized it is just fine for size.  However, if you are quite small, this might not adjust to the correct size for you.  Should I wear this to ride my bike or walk the dog, I might be tempted to fasten it as a shoulder harness, one of the options they suggest in the brochure. If you happen to wear a backpack or other bag, it could easily attach to that instead of you.



This is a great item to add to your safety equipment while running, biking or doing any activity when it is dark.  You can purchase it through Amazon if you are interested.  As always, there will be no compensation for us should you choose to make a purchase.  We just like to share good quality items with our readers!


14 comments:

  1. I like this belt too. It sits on my hips, but it doesn't bounce around!

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  2. We use to have something similar to this for our dog. It was a collar/leash combo. I don't know whatever happened to it, but we don't walk the dogs in the dark anyway so I guess it's ok that I can't find it..lol. It's always good to have things to keep you safe while you're out on the road though!

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    1. I fell the road is so dangerous for runners and bikers. Just this weekend someone was killed here in Massachusetts while participating in a triathlon in Sudbury.

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  3. I've used armbands before, but never a belt. Just curious, did you try it with your shirt tucked in or on the outside of your shirt?

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    1. I wore it on the outside of my shirt. I did not like the way those photos turned out so I tucked the shirt in to show the belt on the blog!

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  4. What a great idea! I've never seen belts that light up...just armbands!

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    1. They really are useful, especially for biking.

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  5. This looks great, although I'm not sure how I would feel about wearing something around my waist.

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    1. Sue, I actually prefer my little lights for long runs, but this works fine for the shorter ones.

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  6. I've never seen this product before. I like that the belt could be charged vs. battery operated.

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    1. I agree about the charging Jenny. However, at the moment it gets light so early I haven't needed the belt.

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  7. These are actually great. For those who run the overnight relays like Ragnar it's a definite plus! I actually have a similar one, I haven't used it yet. But once I am out running again, if I am forced to run in the night, I will surely have it on.
    Great review ladies!

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    1. Thanks Kristy. I agree that these are perfect for the nighttime relay races.

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