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The 10 Best hi-vis gear

Whether you’re walking the dog or on your bike, make sure you’re seen and safe as the evenings draw in

{1} Sealskinz Hi-Vis Waterproof Beanie

This hat has a very clever construction: on the outside it's made of a knitted acrylic, which sees off all but the heaviest wind and rain that the season can throw at you, while on the inside it has a micro-fleece lining to keep your ears nice and snug.

£19.95, outdoorgb.com

{2} Ronhill Vizion Photon Jacket

Whether you're tackling the morning commute on two wheels or pounding pavements after work, you won't be missed in this ultra-bright men's jacket from Ronhill. Its back has a nifty LED strip lighting for added visibility.

£85, johnlewis.com

{3} Knog Frogs

Knog has built up a firm following with runners and cyclists alike. Its tiny Frog LED lights are incredibly bright for their size and they will attach with ease to just about anything. And the batteries that come with it seem to last forever too.

£21.49, evanscycles.com

{4} Hurtta Lifeguard padded collar

If you're stuck walking the dog after dark, fit Fido out with one of these bright collars from Muddy Paws. Pair with a Muddy Paws hanging LED light for totally unmissable pooch.

£22.99, muddypaws.co.uk

{5} BikeHut Super Bright LED light set

Planning to get around by bike this autumn? A good set of lights is essential. This LED combo from Halfords is powerful, fits most frames and won't break the bank.

£24.99, Halfords.com

{6} Proviz Flashers

This cord-bound light is like having a little lighthouse around your neck. It emits sharp blue flashes every few seconds, so even the most lackadaisical of drivers can't fail to spot you.

£4.49, proviz.co.uk

{7} Kathmandu snap bands

If head-to-toe hi-vis is too much for you, these handy bands are a great way to boost your visibility without upsetting your look. At less than £3 they are also great value.

£2.99, kathmandu.co.uk

{8} Respro bag cover

There's no need to buy a specially designed hi-vis bag for the darker months of the year. This cover is waterproof, incredibly bright and best of all, can be packed away when the sun is shining.

£19.99, evanscycles.com

{9} Sam Browne belt

A Sam Browne belt might not be the most stylish cycling or running accessory, but it packs away easily in the bottom of your bag, making it the ideal ready-to-wear option. Combine with a Brompton and hi-vis snap bands for the suit-wearing commuter look.

£17.99, madison.cc

{10} Karrimor ladies jacket

This ladies jacket is a real bargain. Not only is it as bright as a solar storm, but under the bonnet it gets a hidden mesh vent to keep you cool when you're working up a sweat. Normally £44.99.

£12, karrimor.com