Are you facing a challenging battle with the weather while keeping up with your running? Let’s face it, running in winter can be really tough, so this is the time of year when we need the best gear!
One of the essentials for wet and cold weather is a waterproof running jacket. Do you need some tips? Here we go, these three jackets are fully waterproof and windproof, and would be a brilliant choice of outer layer in challenging weather. Extremely lightweight with taped seams and adjustable hoods, offering the latest waterproof technology with as much breathability as possible! Check the pick of our newest range...
This jacket is a perfect combination of functional construction, smart design and high performance!
When it comes to taking on the great outdoors, this quickly expanding Australian performance sports brand have got you covered. I’ve tested the Aussie Grit Focus jacket during a 10hr run across the South Downs in total rain, hail, storms, winds and God knows what else, and trust me: if a jacket can survive a day like that it’s a MUST HAVE piece of equipment.
- Very quiet and soft 2.5-layer waterproof fabric, so perfect for longer runs.
- I like the internal zip pocket – very handy for a snack, gel or phone.
- Underarm venting helps to maintain heat balance, so it’s hard to overheat in this amazing layer.
- Longer length tail covers your back.
- Draw cord at waist gives you the option to tighten the shape if you prefer to.
Like I said – functionality and premium construction. And what a price! We love it.
The great Kamleika Race jacket just got new exciting colours. This extremely light jacket has softer fabric, better fit to your body and less flapping in the wind.
OMM jackets are well-known for their stretchy materials. It is their moisture-wicking four-way stretch Gelanots Fabric which moulds to your body in a way that other materials would not. Because of these body moulding properties it is easy to forget that you are wearing the jacket as it is so light.
- It is also because of this stretch fit that the air volume inside the jacket can be reduced, making it an even better and virtually noiseless fit.
- It would be also great for longer races in winter, as you can ventilate with the two way YKK zip and avoid overheating.
- You can store gloves or other essentials in two huge hand pockets.
- The hood is adjustable and has a peak.
- Reflectivity features on the front back and the sleeves.
All these features make it a great option for running basically any distance on any terrain, while needing protection against rain and wind.
For those who want an even lighter version of Kamleika, try the newest OMM product: the KamLite Smock! This hybrid and lightweight mountain running jacket combines the Kamleika fabric on the sleeves and arms, where you’re mostly exposed to the rain. The main body, however, is covered with more breathable but still fully waterproof Point ZeroH₂0 fabric for higher breathability. Weighs only 150g!
The king of waterproof racing jackets, with a breathability level of 40,000, has landed at Run and Become! Want to go for a waterproof jacket but worry about overheating? Not anymore. The Inov-8 Ultrashell Pro Jacket is the king of all racing jackets.
Weighing only 106g (insane!) with New Pertex Shield™ 3-layer waterproof fabric (rating 20,000) and wait for it… breathability level of 40,000 B-1, which makes it Inov-8's most breathable running jacket ever! This allows heat to move super-fast through the shell, so no matter what pace you run, you won’t feel sweaty.
Despite the super-light construction there’s a small arm pocket for essentials and the jacket itself can be packed away into its own integrated pocket. Do you literally need more than this?
If you don’t feel like Pro today, don’t worry, we’ve got more Inov-8 fully waterproof jackets for you! The Men’s Stormshell Jacket and Women’s Trailshell are designed for training and racing in wet conditions. They're both made with super-soft Pertex Shield, 2.5-layer waterproof fabric with 20,000 HH and a breathability level of 20,000 B-1, to keep you dry and protected in heavy rain.