5 Running Jackets to Keep You Outside - Yoga Journal

5 Running Jackets to Keep You Outside

A little bad weather won’t keep you from your passion. Seriously dedicated runners and newbies alike should have a running jacket to keep them dry in the rain, warm against wind chills, and are breathable (so you don’t sweat any more than you need to). These 5 running shells provide the protection you need so you can continue to pound the pavement. Plus, their stylish designs can easily double as streetwear.
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Best for Cold Weather

Baleaf Women’s Thermal Fleece Half-Zip Running Pullover

Moisture-Wicking Fleece Jacket

Damp clothes from sweat can exacerbate the feeling of a wind chill, so staying dry and warm are essential in the fall and winter months.

What We Liked

This running jacket’s micro-grid fleece interior and draft flaps keep your body heat in and the cold breeze out, all while wicking away sweat. The two side kangaroo pockets are deep enough to carry all of our essentials like our keys and phone, which is very helpful since running tights don’t always have pockets. Get it here. 

Most Range of Motion

Adidas Men’s Alphaskin Tiro Training Jacket

Versatile For Any Run

The full-zip design allows you to regulate your temperature while you’re running which is perfect if you’re trying to work up a sweat during a warm-up or need to air out in the middle of your run.

What We Liked

Obstacles arise all the time when you’re running, whether it’s a rock to dodge or a branch to push out of your path. This jacket has stretch panels at the elbows and flexible fabric at the sides so you can make quick maneuvers efficiently without having the jacket ride up. Buy it now. 

Best for Night Runs

Lock and Love Women’s Full Zip-Up Track Jacket

Breathable Exercise Jacket

Lightweight and stretchy with plenty of mesh linings, this zip-up can be used during any activity where you might get a bit chilly.

What We Liked

The reflective logo on the back helps keep you safe on late night and early morning runs, helping cars and cyclists see you better. Plus, its fitted style comfortably silhouettes the body and its thumbholes help keep your hands warm. Buy it here. 

Best for the Rain

Nike Men’s Windrunner Jacket

Ventilated Jacket With a Hood

The water-repellant taffeta fabric and paneled hood with a drawcord closure keeps you dry in rain showers.

What We Liked

The pleated vent on the back strips away excess heat, making this jacket perfect for summer runs when a passing rain shower could come in at any minute. And, it’s extra stylish, making it a great option for a light jacket when you’re walking around town, especially if you live in an area that receives lots of rain. Get it now. 

Most Reliable

Reflex 90 Degree

Hard Workouts and Chilly Days

As Amazon’s #1 best seller in Women’s Active and Performance Outerwear, this performance jacket is produced by a brand that the people trust.

What We Liked

The blend of nylon and spandex that constitutes this jacket is incredibly soft and stretchy, ensuring that it will never restrict your movement or irritate your skin on your run. And, both materials are very durable, meaning this jacket won’t wear out on you quickly. Buy it today.