As the temperatures drop, so can our motivation to exercise; especially if you’re committing to a chilly morning run outdoors. Having the right jacket for your run can make all the difference. Here are our top picks to keep you warm and dry on the road.
Smart Wool Mens Propulsion 60 Jacket, $180
This jacket not only looks sleek and sharp, it’s smart too. Made with super light Smartloft 60g merino wool, the Propulsion jacket won’t feel heavy through high intensity workouts in cold conditions. The clever layers of the fabric keep you warm, even when they’re wet. The outer layer is wind and water resistant to protect you from wind and light rain as you pound that pavement. Neat zippered draft flaps help you keep cool as your workout intensifies.
Outdoor Research Womens Helium II Jacket, $179
This jacket is so light, you won’t even feel the rain running off you. While 100% waterproof, it’s still super breathable, so you can train in the rain like the dedicated athlete you dream to be. The fabric is compressible and weighs only 5.5oz, so you can clip it to your outfit and carry it comfortably just in case!
Nike Women’s Shield Runner Jacket, $250
This clever layer, available in black or red, has a brimmed hood to protect your face in bad weather. The zippered draft vents under each arm and a back vent keep your body cool when you need it, and the design moves comfortably with your body. Nike’s Storm-FIT 5 fabric totally blocks rain and wind from the outside, and the bonded seams make sure the jacket stays weather-proof even as you stretch and move.
Adidas Mens Stretch Jacket, $90
This water resistant hooded jacket has thumb holes to hold your sleeve down and elastic on the hood, cuffs and hem to keep the jacket in place as you run towards your goals. You’ll get noticed, not only for your running form, but because of reflective strips on the upper sleeves, which not only look great, but makes this jacket a sensible option for gloomier mornings.
Adidas by Stella McCartney Women’s Running Jacket, $225
This ruched jacket is less sleek, but just as smart as its counterparts. When you’re not wearing it, this layer can be cleverly bundled and carried as a backpack by its elastic straps. A hood and elastic cuffs keeps your body dry when faced with bad conditions. Available in red or black, with chrome zipper details, this feminine design protects its wearer from the wind and rain in style.
Arc’teryx Norvan Mens Jacket, $226.93 – $349
This jacket has 3 layers of Gore-Tex fabric for the ultimate waterproof breathability. The fabric is light, soft and supple, but the design actually encourages air through the vents to encourage breathability. Thoughtfully designed, this jacket even has extended elasticised cuffs so you can push up your sleeves comfortably as you train. Available in bright tumeric, vermillon or black this jacket is as high performing as its wearer!