A good running jacket is always a wise investment for runners. But it is a touch and confusing process for many people to pick the suitable running jacket. We have reviewed many running jackets and now provide top 3 tips for choosing the right running jacket.
Three key points are very important for picking a suitable running jacket: Weather resistance; Lightweight design; High breathability.
1. Weather resistance: Windproof, waterproof & water-resistant
When you go out for running, the weather is not always so good, especially in spring and summer. At this moment, your running jacket should provide a level of protection from wind and rain. This kind of protection can be provided by the jacket fabric, which ranges from water-resistant fabric to completely waterproof fabric. It will depend on your own needs.
2. High breathability
A good running jacket should also have high breathability. It will be a good tip to always layer your running jacket with a moisture-wicking baselayer. For instance, the run jacket with technical fabrics allows moisture to evaporate and wick away sweat. Other jacket details will also be helpful like the mesh panels and mesh inner linings in the key sweat areas.
3. Lightweight design
Changing weather may have an impact on the jacket you want. During spring or summer, a super lightweight running jacket is very suitable when you may want to add or remove the layer during your running. Normally these lightweight jackets can be packed up into a very small space and often provide water-resistance and comfortable design.
What’s more, you may also need to consider other factors like performance, safety, visibility, and price. Here we also recommend our new WATERFLY running jackets for you. They are very portable for you to run in the spring and hot summer.