/ Recommend me a running jacket
I use the OMM Kamleika and love it.
Cheers. I think I'd prefer something high vis yellow if possible.
If you don't find anything high vis, I always wear mine in the dark with a lightweight high viz bib; works a treat.
currently i'm on the market for a jacket as well, so looking at montane speed lite/h20; rab cirrus or marmot trail, though these are not fully waterproof, rather shower/windproof; for rain protection i use outdoor research paladin
hope it helps
Ha Ha. Love that.
That's a relief to know.
I never bother with a waterproof, they aren't breathable enough so I end up wet through anyway and very hot in the process. I wear a thick berghaus base layer with half zip and a chest pocket, below about 8 degrees, if it's raining then doesn't make a differnce, the main problem is my face getting wet and water from my hair seeping onto my face, it's like japanese water tourture.The second problem is music. Below 5 I might take a hat, below 2 I might take gloves. Above 8 I just wear a helly hansen. That's with thights. I'd take a waterproof in a rucksack if I went a long run away from roads but that's only for incase I stop.
Pricey but Castleberg have them on sale and it's real quality kit
Very weatherproof and way more breathable than anything I've worn of comparable weight. Really good athletic cut (if you've got an athletic figure ;-). ) I use it for bad weather running in town and the Peak but go for a proper hard shell when it's nasty in the lakes. Really excellent comfortable well cut kit
You are likely to get badly caught out with that kind of attitude. When it is 2 degrees and your clothing is soaked from driving rain and the 30 mph wind you are running into is sucking the heat out of your body, you may regret that decision.
I hate over dressing to run, but painful experience tells me that when conditions are as I describe above, you at least need a wind proof.
All try, but the bad advice that was given was "if it is warm enough to rain you don't need a jacket".
after much deliberation I've decided to go for montane lite speed H2O jacket, have a look at that one
> after much deliberation I've decided to go for montane lite speed H2O jacket, have a look at that one
Thanks for the suggestion - I like Montane stuff, especially for the fit. There are some good online prices for that jacket.
> All try, but the bad advice that was given was "if it is warm enough to rain you don't need a jacket".
Indeed I've been glad of having a waterproof on a race in August before. Three hours of running through bogs, streams and thick clag have left me cold even in the summer.
I noticed that Ron Hill are doing a nice looking jacket with a hood this winter. It looks sort of soft shell rather than hard shell but maybe worth a look.
In summer for road runs I use a Ron Hill thing that's very light but waterproof. If it stops raining you can easily carry it one hand, I ran over half a marathon like that.
You'll find them both here: http://www.run4it.com/shop/ronhill/jackets/?gclid=CI-D9rf6uLQCFcbLtAodSWgALg
In winter in the hills I use a marmot Precip jacket. Not the greatest of cuts but not bad and nice and light.
Thanks for all the replies.
However in Montane's favour check out the Featherlite Marathon - more weatherproof than waterproof but a nice trim cut and available in hi-vis. If you're a size large Go Outdsoors have em on sale: http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/montane-mens-featherlite-marathon-waterproof-jacket-p102303?gclid=CPDsxe...
Perhaps but it does have underarm vents and you don't wear a big rucksack when running so you're less likely to get a sweaty back. I bought it because it seemed to be the best of the lightest jackets on the market at that price.
All these people saying you never ever want to wear a waterproof when running have clearly never been out in any proper weather.
I have a Haglofs Oz smock, I've been happy enough with it that I'd consider buying another one (despite the cost)- it's 6 years old and still going strong.
All perfectly sensible, although I wouldn't bother with the fleece, but it wasn't what you said in your initial post!
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