Our favorite 24 hour race of the year requires runners to wear a reflective vest from 6:00PM to 7:00AM. In 2010 the relay banned the use of headphone/earbud type devices. Runners in our team that use music for motivation and just pure enjoyment came up with different solutions such as speakers attached to shirts. These jerry-rigged music players combined with safety vests added additional components, batteries, weights, wires and hassles. This led to the creation of RoadNoise, the running apparel that combines sound and visibility. With integrated speakers right below your ears you have the sound you want without eliminating the sound around you.
When we tested our first model we were hoping to find a good solution to a specific race issue. What we discovered was an entirely new and pleasant way to enjoy our runs, day or night. RoadNoise vests give you the ability to hear your footsteps, your breathing and your surroundings along with your favorite music.