Dark days are here, and most of us need to face walking in the dark before or after work, so this is the best time to collect a few different options that provide visibility for our dogs!
When thinking about visibility, there are passive or active options: passive being a reflective harness or vest that only lights up when, e.g., a car’s headlight shines on it. Active solutions are different LED collars, leashes, and other lights that you can add to the dog’s gear.
We will cover both categories below. ;)
The Illuminate Reflective Set consists of an adjustable H-style harness, a collar, and a leash so you can have a complete matching, high-visibility set. They are made up of Nylon Webbing with an ultra-reflective material allowing the dog to be seen from over 300 feet away by car headlights.
This is a great option to make the dog more visible since you don’t need to add an extra gear to your dog’s closet: it is an excellent quality harness that doubles as a visibility harness when needed!
The REFLECT360’s outer material is waterproof (5,000 mm) and made of a 100% reflective material using R360 Technology (CE EN 20471 certified). The vest is machine washable and comes in six sizes and two versions: with or without fleece lining to fit your needs.
This vest is incredibly reflective and makes your dog pop even in the distance!
This Illumiseen LED Dog Vest offers everything you can ask for if you want visibility!
It has a bright neon orange color that’s visible all the time, reflective edges all around, and three LED lights on each side with a rechargeable battery. The bright LED lights have three lighting modes: slow flashing, rapid flashing, and static/solid mode.
Illumiseen also sells LED collars and leashes so that you can get a full matching visibility set!
The Aurora Reflective Jacket is a thin, highly reflective jacket from non-rustling, water- and dirt-resistant material. Easy to wipe clean and dry when venturing out for a walk in bad weather with low visibility. The whole top section is highly reflective (reflectivity >400 cd/lux*m2), which really makes it pop from far away when light is shone on it.
It is not only visible, but it is a very stylish, patterned vest that looks great in all light conditions.
The NiteHowl LED Safety Necklace has universal sizing and can be easily cut to fit from 12" to 27". It has glow and flash modes that can be changed by the big on/off button. It is visible from all angles up to 1,000 feet (300 meters) and has a battery run time of 60 hours!
The Guardian Tag-It Clip-On Light is waterproof to 100 meters (328 feet), crush resistant to over 250 pounds, has a long battery life (~240 hours in flashing mode) & the battery can be flipped to change from flashing to steady. It’s visible in a 2-mile (5 km) range.
Available in Blue, Green, Red, White, and Yellow.
The Expedition light is another sturdy design from Adventure Lights with the same features listed above. Its base allows it to be easily attached to straps, harnesses, or collars. This also means it stays in place instead of flopping around on the dog when running.