Rain out but breahable
Could be impossible but am looking for a running jacket that keeps me dryish when raining but allows heat and sweat out. All waterproof jackets I have act like sweat suits and I end up wetter inside than outside.
Obviously it cannot breathe and be completely waterproof but has anyone found a make that gives best of both worlds??
Thanks in advance
Havea look at some of the fell running gear designed specifically for the needs you describe - the likes of Montane and OMM
Expect to pay vast amounts of mone for gossamer thin kit
Thanks guys but I did said say it could be impossible.
Not looking for lightweight or fancy and don't run trails.
I live in the NW so am used to getting wet just wanted a liitle protection from showers as if out for a long run and expecting rain I wear a full waterproof but if only a quick shower I don't want to be like a boil in the bag meal.
Sorry a gillet no good as I have very poor circulation to arms and hands. If you see a runner round Preston with short sleeve top and gloves on it will be me
Quite like the Nike Dri Fit Jackets.
Never let me down.
use a montane featherlight for lighter stuff.............more windproof than waterproof
for torrential rain I use my montane atomic..........great stuff
I respect what experienced fellrunners are saying on this thread and agree it is more important to keep warm than dry. And if you can move quickly you generate enough heat not to need a jacket. But if you can't you stand the risk of getting chilled which should be avoided at all costs, especially on long events.
For up to 3 hours I've been OK in torrential rain in a windproof top (Gore N2S, excellent piece of kit worth its weight in gold) but much more than that then you start feeling miserable. I would recommend then a waterproof. I like my OMM Kamleika (newest version) because of the way it stretches and is practically silent but I admit you do get a bit warm in it. I've also got their Cypher jacket which is superbly breathable - I like eVent fabric, 3 layers and isn't clammy - but my impression is it is more of a walker's jacket and is a little cumbersome to run in.
But most of the time these jackets stay in the bottom of my pack.
Only wear bottoms of any kind in deep snow, and sometimes at night. Otherwise it's shorts.
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