Best Running Jackets: 2023

Expert Advice on Running Clothing
Best Running Jackets: 2023

Highly technical, breathable fabrics make the running jacket an essential piece of kit for every runner. When running in colder or wet conditions the jacket helps to sustain the microclimate of the human body by simply keeping you warm and dry.

Gilets / Windproof Jackets / Waterproof Jackets  / Warm Jackets


These sleeveless vests make a really practical addition to your exercise wardrobe. You can use them from autumn right through to spring – layer over a warm thermal in cold conditions, or throw over a tee in mild weather. They provide protection without restriction or the risk of overheating.

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Men's On Weather Vest

Women's On Weather Vest


Windproof jackets are very lightweight and easy to pack away, suitable for windy but not very wet weather. They offer some rain protection but in consistent or heavy rain you’ll get wet. Some are very highly water repellent though, and a bit more breathable in comparison to the fully waterproof ones. Either way, the wind protection means you won't get too cold, except in really miserable weather! In winter, just add a moisture wicking baselayer, or warmer thermal, and you'll be perfectly set up for your training.

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Men's On Weather Jacket Lumos

Men's Pressio Ecolite Run Jacket

Men's Odlo Essential Light Print Jacket
£70.00 £58.00

Women's On Weather Jacket Lumos

Women's Brooks Run Visible Convertible Jacket

Women's Ronhill Tech LTW Jacket
£80.00 £50.00


These have taped seams, making them fully waterproof and suitable for extreme weather conditions. While they’ll never feel as breathable as a water-resistant jacket, they are still very lightweight, the fabric is as breathable as possible, and they offer a choice of features for increased ventilation. A good investment that will last you years and years, if you look after it.

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Men's Montane Minimus Lite Jacket

Men's OMM Kamleika Jacket

Men's Janji Rainrunner Pack GFX Jacket
£175.00 £135.00

Women's Montane Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket

Women's Ronhill Tech Gore-Tex Mercurial Jacket

Women's Ronhill Tech Fortify Jacket
£150.00 £105.00


Insulated jackets are made to keep warmth in while protecting you from windy and cold conditions. For best performance in very low temperatures, they are usually filled with wool or yak fibres, but they are still highly breathable, lightweight, and with good moisture management. All together this helps to regulate body temperature and prevent overheating, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors!

Men's On Climate Jacket
£160.00 £145.00

Women's Compressport Winter Insulated Jacket
£260.00 £150.00

Women's Ronhill Tech Hyperchill Jacket
£100.00 £55.00

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