Best Running Jackets: 2021
Expert Advice on Running Clothing
Best Running Jackets: 2021

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.

Windproofs are very lightweight and easy to pack away, suitable for windy but not very cold weather. Some are very highly water repellent, but they're a bit more breathable in comparison to the fully waterproof ones. Waterproof jackets have taped seams which make them fully waterproof and suitable for extreme weather conditions.

Gilets / Windproof Jackets / Waterproof Jackets  / Warm Jackets / Best Men's / Best Women's


Gilets are sleeveless vests and make a really practical addition to your exercise wardrobe. You can use them in any temperature – layer over a warm thermal in cold conditions, or throw over a tee in mild weather – and they provide protection for your engine (your body!) without the risk of overheating.

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Men's On Weather Vest
Black £120.00

Men's Adidas Terrex Hybrid Insulation Vest
Black/Mustard £85.00

Men's La Sportiva Cloud Vest
Blue £110.00

Women's Adidas TX Xperior Vest
Berry £68.00 £85.00


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. However, the wind protection means you’re protected from getting too cold, except in really miserable weather! They don’t offer anything in the way of warmth, so add a moisture wicking baselayer, or warmer thermal, to be set up perfectly for your training.

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Men's Ronhill Tech Tornado Jacket
Blue/Navy £75.00

Men's Ronhill Core Jacket
Yellow £45.00

Women's Ronhill Tech Tornado Jacket
Navy/Green £75.00

Women's On Weather Jacket
Grey/White £190.00

Women's Montane Featherlite Trail Jacket
Blue £70.00


Waterproof jackets have taped seams, making them fully waterproof and suitable for extreme weather conditions. There are still very light with added vents for increased breathability, though they’ll never feel as breathable as a water-resistant jacket. A good investment which, when looked after, will last you years and years.

Shop Waterproof Running Jackets

Men's OMM Kamleika Jacket
Navy £190.00

Men's Montane Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket
Red £165.00

Women's OMM Kamleika Jacket
Navy £190.00

Women's Ronhill Tech Gore-Tex Jacket
Gunmetal £230.00

Women's Montane Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket
Blue £165.00


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 La Sportiva Zeal Jacket
Pine £130.00


Shop Men's Running Jackets

Men's Ronhill Life Nightrunner Jacket
Navy £80.00

Men's La Sportiva Run Waterproof Jacket
Blue £145.00

Men's Gore R3 GTX Active Hooded Jacket
Black/Blue £180.00


Shop Women's Running Jackets

Women's La Sportiva Run Waterproof Jacket
Petrol £130.00

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