Ronhill Tech Gore-Tex Mercurial Jacket

Running Clothing Reviews
Ronhill Tech Gore-Tex Mercurial Jacket

Category

Waterproof Running Jackets

Summary

Lightweight and breathable, the Tech Gore-Tex Mercurial Jacket provides you with the ultimate protection for running in any weather.

Men's Ronhill Tech Gore-Tex Mercurial Jacket
Men's Waterproof Running Jacket
£270.00

Women's Ronhill Tech Gore-Tex Mercurial Jacket
Women's Waterproof Running Jacket
£230.00 £165.00

Features

  • GORE-TEX™ ACTIVE
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Windproof
  • Secure pocket
  • Adjustable hood
  • Adjustable hem
  • Adjustable cuff
  • Venting tab
  • Relaxed fit
Ronhill Tech Gore-Tex Mercurial Jacket
Ronhill Tech Gore-Tex Mercurial Jacket

Pros

  • Extremely breathable and can easily be packed away
  • Outstanding comfort even in the harshest conditions
  • Full-length waterproof zip
  • Adjustable hood and hem, providing coverage against wet and windy weather
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Top end price

Why choose this jacket?

Built with GORE-TEX® active fabric you'll be protected from whatever the elements throw at you. This jacket is highly waterproof, not only is it designed for comfort and warmth in changing weather conditions, but the relaxed fit allows for ease of movement, with a secure pocket keeps your belongings safe.

A must-have for runners who want to take their training to the next level. This jacket boasts impressive features include a slim-fit design, adjustable hood, and reflective elements for enhanced visibility during low-light conditions.


How breathable is it?

The breathable GORE-TEX® technology reinforces the importance of staying dry and comfortable. No one enjoys the feeling of being overheated and materials clinging to your skin. The technical nature of this jacket allows moisture to escape while keeping the wearer at a pleasant temperature. With additional features like underarm zippers for added ventilation and breathability. Overall, the jacket is highly breathable and suitable for outdoor activities in wet and variable weather conditions.


Is it easy to look after?

Listen up everyone. Taking care of your jacket is a breeze! For starters, wipe off any dirt or stains with a damp cloth. Avoid using any bleach or fabric softeners, they're not your friends! When it's time to wash, throw it in the machine with a gentle detergent on a delicate cycle. HANG DRY only – don't even think about using the dryer! And voila, your jacket is as good as new for your next adventure. Now get out there and show off your stylish and practical jacket!


In Testing

This jacket doesn’t fail to impress. It has been used in very windy and sometimes extremely wet conditions. Whether on exposed road runs or on low or high-level hills and trails, we continue to get many rave reports on how it performs during harsh conditions.

Its lightness gives the impression that you aren’t really wearing a jacket and it has none of the slight stiffness some traditional layered jackets have. The roll away hood gives that so-important, great all-round head protection and the elasticated sleeve cuffs with adjustable thumb loops ensure a very snug wrist fit too.


Verdict

In a nutshell, all experienced runners know there are waterproof jackets… and then there are, umm waterproof jackets.

You can indeed buy a waterproof jacket for much less, but it certainly won't be very breathable, and if used for extensive time, will leave you clammy and possibly cold inside. It certainly won't be ultra light.

To combine those properties in a style that fits well does, unfortunately, cost money.

If running outdoors where there is a chance of rain is what you are into – whether that's a 5k round a few urban blocks, or a day-long adventure on the trails or in the hills – you need a decent jacket that is going to keep you dry and comfortable, and in the hills it can indeed help to be a life-saver.

Men's Ronhill Tech Gore-Tex Mercurial Jacket
Men's Waterproof Running Jacket
£270.00

Women's Ronhill Tech Gore-Tex Mercurial Jacket
Women's Waterproof Running Jacket
£230.00 £165.00

Technical Terms

*What is a Hydrostatic head rating?
For a jacket to be considered fully waterproof it must be able to withstand the pressure of a column of water 1000mm high without leaking. This is classified as a hydrostatic head rating of 1000. Most GORE fabrics are acknowledged to exceed 25,500 HH.

**What is an MVTR rating?
MVTR stands for Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate. It measures the rate at which moisture permeates through a fabric measured in grams/meter/day. It is notoriously hard to measure accurately, so any rating should be treated as a guide. Similar to waterproofing, the higher the rating the more breathable your jacket is. For example, 20,000 MVTR rating will be far more breathable than a 10,000 rating but not as breathable as a 30,000. With so many variables Gore do not tend to publish a definitive MVTR rating. User ”comfort feedback” would indicate an exceedingly high rating.

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