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There will always be an excuse to skip a run outside — but don’t let cold weather be one of them. To help you out along the way, these running jackets will keep you warm and dry during the winter months.
When looking for a running jacket, you want one that’s not too loose, otherwise it will bounce as you run and may be distracting. On the other hand, you don’t want one that’s too tight and restricts your movement. A little stretch is best.
If you’re really looking for a no-days-off style, you’ll also want a jacket that’s waterproof and windproof to protect you from the elements.
All of the running jackets below are great for different reasons, but they will definitely keep you dry and warm even in the harshest weather. Finally, you can focus on how good you feel reaching your latest PR rather than shivering.
And if you’re still looking for an excuse to skip the run, just remember: You’ll at least never regret a good sweat sesh.
1. Athleta Rock Ridge PrimaLoft Jacket, $178
This chic Athleta jacket is a personal favorite — and it will definitely keep you warm. It covers your bottom and has a somewhat stretchy, slim fit, so it moves with you as you run. The sleeves extend over the hands with holes for your thumbs to keep your hands toasty in the cooler weather. Plus, it has zippered pockets for safely stashing your phone and wallet. Get it in black or gray.
2. Baleaf Women’s Hooded Waterproof Jacket, $42.99
The Baleaf Hooded Jacket is one of Amazon’s best-selling running jackets. Although light, it’s waterproof and windproof. It has five pockets in total, including two hand pockets with zippers, two inner pockets and one large back pocket, which the jacket can be folded into for travel and more.
This running jacket by Under Armour is a little like a mullet (joking, but not). It features warmth in the front, ventilation in the back. The soft synthetic insulation on the front of the jacket keeps you warm, while the back has added ventilation for wicking away sweat and keeping you dry. It also has a soft and stretchy knit collar and cuffs for keeping out cold air.
4. New Balance Heatloft Jacket, $119.99
With a name like Heatloft, you know it will keep you warm. This jacket by New Balance is made with a quilted stretch fabric that gently hugs the body without being too tight. According to the product description, it also features NB DRY and NB HEAT technology, which are fast-drying technologies that pull moisture away from your body to keep you dry and warm. The cuffs feature thumbholes as well for keeping your hands warm, too. It comes in white, black, navy, dark pink, light pink and olive green.
5. Lululemon Down For It All Jacket, $198
Lululemon creates quality workout gear — and this jacket is no different. Designed specifically for running, the jacket is made with a water and wind-resistance material that’s stretchy and insulated. It also has an extended back for added coverage. It has zipper pockets with a hidden phone sleeve for keeping your things in check, and the hood is removable.
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