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I've been a fan of Brilliant Reflective since I first tried them, about 8 months ago. The strips transform your current running clothes into reflective clothes! Way better, and cheaper, than going out and buying expensive new reflective clothing.
There are two options - stick-on and iron-on. I prefer the iron-on because I have so many running clothes that I can apply it to. But the stick on is great too, it just requires a bit more creative thinking to decide what to apply it to. They can be attached to any smooth surface, like a bike helmet.
I don't actually own an iron, but luckily I could utlize hotel ironing boards. The instructions say to put a paper towl between what you are ironing but I didn't have any. Instead I used bath towels. This worked pretty well, but I kept the iron in place a bit longer (since towels are thicker than paper towels) to make sure it would stick. The strips all appeared as advertised, except the black strip which I thought looked more grey.
In the past 8 months since getting my first pack, only one article of clothing had to be re-ironed due to a strip coming off. This time however, I had one pair of leggings that was difficult. After only a few wears, one of the six strips on it needed to be re-ironed. I couldn't really pin down why I had an issue but my guess was the fabric: leggings are smooth and stretchable, which may not be ideal. After re-ironing there haven't been issues. It's also possible I just didn't iron it for long enough the first time!
I tried to have more fun with the stick-on colors this time around.
I had previously put Brilliant Reflective on my dog's collar, which I liked but in practice it wasn't a large enough area to really be useful. This time around I added an entire pack of red to the leash. This seriously helps keep my dog more visible at night. The fact that my dog's collar is still reflective after 8 months of everyday use was enough for me to feel like putting an entire pack on the leash would be worth it.
I also put a pack on my bike. This is something I've been meaning to do and the blue matched the bike perfectly. Although after putting it all on, I can see myself buying more in the future to further cover the bike's large frame.
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