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New Balance Beacon Jacket and Tights Review

by Daniel Puddick

New Balance Beacon Jacket and Tights Review Sundried

The jacket has its uniqueness and offering of the glow in the dark, chargeable under normal lights and highly reflective. This really is a jacket you really will be seen out running. If you have ever been fortunate enough to holiday, or live in the countryside then this is the jacket for you. In the country there are not many street-lights. Most of the long stretches of road good for running has no footpath. This jacket is perfect. A driver can not miss you wearing the beacon jacket.

In the city, not as essential when most roads are lit and almost as bright as day, but as you spend most of your time crossing roads when running in the city, it definitely pays to be seen.

So as a beacon there is no question it works. Absolutely top marks.

New Balance Beacon Jacket and Tight


The fabric of the jacket is soft, stretchy and breathable. Deep pockets, adjustable waistband and hood. Double top / bottom zip and plenty of vents to keep you cool. In fact the jacket oozes technology and is really comfortable to wear.

Like most items of clothing you will not just run in your running jacket. You may use it for intervals. Warm-up training and various exercises.

In the wind, this jacket performs well. In 4 degrees Celsius and strong winds I took this jacket out running and for some interval training. As is it made in a softer fabric than many rain coats, it is quiet to run in, a great shape and flexible enough to perform stretches without compromise.

The tights have a very well crafted shape to give maximum flexibility and the jacket is vented enough for you to really train hard.


To keep your run moving forward, you often have to train before sunrise or after the sun sets. Now you can do it confidently in the jacket you can't help being seen in. The Beacon Jacket features glow-in-the-dark fabric that delivers three levels of visibility whenever you run.

In daylight, the jacket's bright color makes you stand out. In low light, when car lights or streetlights hit it, the jacket's reflectivity kicks in. In no light, NB Glow technology makes it glow in the dark. Simply charge it for 10 minutes under direct light before you run. Add in the fact that it's also wind- and water-resistant, and you have one unstoppable running partner.

  • Material: 86% Polyester and 14% Spandex
  • A minimal charge to the glow-in-the-dark graphics of 10 minutes under direct light illuminates your performance. There you glow.
  • Adjustable hem
  • Adjustable hood
  • Athletic fit
  • Back vent
  • Dropped back hem
  • Glow-in-the-dark graphic
  • Imported
  • Silver reflective trims
  • Strategic welded seams
  • Two zipper welded hand pockets
  • Water-resistant
  • Wind-resistant
  • New Balance Beacon Running Jacket Sundried


To match the jacket, the tights have the same glow in the dark designs on the back of the legs and reflective strips down the entire leg.

For running in I have no complaints. They are very easy to put on as running tights go because they feature zippers on the ankles. Also on the inside of the ankles is a rubberised strip that helps stop them riding up your legs when you are working out.

These tights were made for running. And what I want from a tight is to forget they are on. And you can do that with the Beacon Tight. A nice cut, not a compression tight, but they will certainly let you run in most conditions the UK will present you with.

The flexibility of the Beacon Tight means they are suitable for gym training including exercises like TRX that require a greater level of flexibility.


Get that extra security of being seen when your run starts before the sun comes up, or long after it sets, in the apparel that gets you noticed. The Beacon Tight features a glow-in-the-dark panel on the back calf and reflective trim that helps you stay visible whenever you run.

To activate its glow-in-the-dark feature, simply charge it under direct light for at least 10 minutes and you're ready to go. Add in laser cut perforations behind the knee for breathability and NB Dry technology that wicks away moisture and you have everything you need to stay comfortable on the long run.

  • Material: 69% Nylon and 31% Lycra®
  • A minimal charge to the glow-in-the-dark graphics of 10 minutes under direct light illuminates your performance. There you glow.
  • Embossed plush elastic waistband
  • Glow-in-the-dark graphic
  • Imported
  • Laser cut perforations
  • Lower leg zipper with silicon gripper
  • Silver reflective trims
  • Two fuel pockets
  • Zip pocket
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