Being caught out by a rain shower is no fun, and no matter how certain you are it’s going to stay dry sometimes it just….doesn’t. What you want to stay fit outside in the rain is a jacket that’ll keep you dry, protected from wind and securely store your stuff whether you’re running or walking for fitness in the park, one the road, or up a hill in the country.
These jackets offer no excuses to stay inside. Some are extremely light, pack in their own little bag and can go with you everywhere thanks to modern day fabric technology. Some are a little bit heavier and will work equally well whether running or hiking.
There are jackets here that are more of an investment than others, but the most important thing is that they’ll keep you dry whatever the weather and if you’re a regular runner or walker outside it’s worth investing that little bit more. The best jackets will last for many years.
Nike Hypershield Running Jacket – with removable hood, zipped pockets, dropped back and reflective details.
Sweaty Betty run jacket – breathable, double layer jacket perfect for townies and running in the park.
Montane Women’s Minimus Jacket – Ultra lightweight rain shell in high tech fabric with aqua guard front zip, adjustable hem. Packs down incredibly small so this one is perfect for taking away.
Regatta Calderdale jacket has a coated exterior and loads of pockets. It’s good for walking and hiking as well.
Puma packable hooded lightweight running jacket – designed to go with you everywhere, with windCELL technology, water repellent fabric and reflective detailing.
Ronhill Vizion Rainfall Jacket in Aqualite fabric with pocket zips and reflective tape
Karrimor’s X-Lite Reflective running jacket – heavily discounted and made with reflective material so you can be spotted easily if you’re out too late.
The North Face Resolve Jacket – waterproof, breathable and with a stowaway hood
Berghaus Light Speed Hydroshell Jacket – completely waterproof, breathable and with adjustable cuffs
Gore Essentials All Season’s Jacket in jazzy pink. Detachable hood, double fastening, waterproof and windproof.