A good jacket could mean the difference between getting out and training or hiding under your duvet. Here are the best investment pieces we tested...
A good running jacket is vital in winter – you need something to keep you motivated to get out and pound the pavements in the chillier months. It’s an investment, but finding something warm, waterproof and with good ventilation will make all the different to your running.
Here’s our list of the very best women’s running jackets that will ensure you stay dry without overheating this winter.
PROVIZ Reflect 360 Outdoor Fleece-Lined Jacket
£119.99 | Tester: Tina
What a winning all-round jacket for ultimate safety in the dark, plus vital warmth. This new-season kit from Proviz has already proved its worth during the darker evenings and it really does have everything to keep you warm. Adjustable arm cuffs and hem ward off the chill, a fleece lining keeps you cosy. It’s waterproof, has a hood and the zips are storm proof with pulls to help out frozen fingers. The reflective glass beads are outrageously bright and the three large pockets give you the storage space you want. I can’t find fault and I’m so happy I’m not going to have to suffer in the wintry cold ever again! It’s an incredible item if you love the great outdoors, weighs in at just 600g, and is machine-washable. Bucket-loads of kudos to Proviz for this one.
Available in sizes 6-18
BROOKS Canopy Jacket
£80 | Tester: Laura
This stylish jacket is light enough to wear on a warm day but warm enough to wear in chillier weather over layers, and thanks to the wind and water resistant DriLayer, you need not worry about those unexpected downpours. If you decide mid run you don’t need a jacket at all, you can pack it up into its very own mesh pouch that includes straps so you can wear it like a backpack – genius! The addition of the ruched sleeves, ample pockets and reflective detail are icing on the cake. It’s a purchase you’re unlikely to regret.