/ Waterproof Running Jacket
I'm thinking of investing in a good quality lightweight waterproof running jacket - just wondering if anyone has any recommendations?
Hoping for something that can handle long days in the hills, light, comfy to run in, waterproof and reasonably breathable.
I tend to use a lightweight Montane Featherlight pertex top, which I really like, but it's not waterproof. The new jacket would be something that I'd probably save for bad conditions rather than everyday use to prolong it's life.
Probably aiming to spend £100-£150, any advice, tips for good deals etc gratefully received.
Montane Minimus. The only lighweight waterproof that's ever kept me dry.
This got a good review in a mag recently.
Can't help thinking you may want to look for an event or G'tex for all day use though.
If you want to use it all day then good ventilation will help if conditions changeable.
I've got the Marmot Super Mica and so far its been pretty good.
Reasonably breathable and running jacket in my experience are mutually exclusive. eVent takes a better crack at breathability than Goretex but couldn't recommend anything specific.
If budget allows why not get a cheaper running jacket and a separate rest of the day jacket?
I've got the Montane Minimus jacket and it works well. Light, moves with you, hood you can run in, packs small. This year I think they've split it into 2 models - a really minimal smock and a jacket that's put on a bit of weight, adding pockets. The Innov-8 looks great too and has a nice non-crinkly feel.
The Raidlight models are incredibly lightweight and are really good value for money.
Halof endo smock.
The zip on the jacket is rubbish I wish I had got the smock.
The jacket is comfortable to run in all day and I have not yet managed to sweat it out!
> This got a good review in a mag recently.
> Can't help thinking you may want to look for an event or G'tex for all day use though.
> If you want to use it all day then good ventilation will help if conditions changeable.
I've got one of these. The issue I have with it is that the fabric isn't breathable and the only ventilation you get with it is the vent in the back. No underarm zips. I've had it out in the hills a lot but not in heavy rain so can't comment on it's waterproofness. Otherwise I like it, it's a nice fit, it's wind proof and very light. The full length zip does mean that you can wear it all day and adjust ventilation by having it open at the front or closed to some extent, but only if it's not raining.
Thanks everyone. Lots of food for thought here!
Haglofs ozo smock jacket, I only use it for really cold wet days running up high or on bike.
That looks very nice indeed, but rather beyond my budget!
I'm probably currently leaning towards the Inov8 150 Stormshell.
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