Runners will always find a way to run, and a little lack of sunlight certainly isn't going to slow us down. But traditional running illumination gear can sometimes interfere with our runs. Carrying a flashlight in your hand can be cumbersome, and with other gear (water bottle, pepper gel) to hold, sometimes we just don't have enough hands to go around. Headlamps work for some, but don't work for everyone. Some runners dislike the weight on the head or can get headaches from the band pressure. Hence the solution from GoMotion...lights that wrap around your chest and waist with zero interference in your gait or motion.
GoMotion © is the brainchild of Jonathan Craig and Bob Hunnewell, a pair of Boston-based innovators that were simply not willing to shelve their running habits in the dark of a New England winter. Unsatisfied with highway reflective vests and forehead-mounted mini running lamps options, they started designing their own solution.
GoMotion first came to life when Craig fashioned a then state-of-the-art incandescent lens onto a hand-carved wood chest plate and tied it to his torso using a rope harness. Mounted on his chest for stability and minimal movement, Craig had created the foundation for a true outdoor running illumination innovation.
The GoMotion light is designed first and foremost as a body-mounted running light source – a wearable light. It incorporates a high-output, low-profile LED with multiple functions including over 100° adjustable beam angle, wide-to-narrow beam width control, and three brightness level options; mounted in a comfortable and stable location on the body. GoMotion lights are attached to performance running packs, vests, and belts made of breathable mesh & high-tech fabrics offering unparalleled comfort and flexibility. The GoMotion line also includes a sternum-mounted running light that retrofits onto shoulder straps of existing packs and waist-mounted running lights that quickly attach to waist hydration packs and waist belts of all types. Additional road running safety features include twin red flashing LEDs mounted on the external battery box that can be seen from over 500 meters away and all GoMotion vests and belts have bold reflective trim and stripes.