I've been looking for a waterproof (not water resistant) running jacket for my Marathon winter training. I've come across the Nike Storm Fly Running Jacket which seems to be a real bargain at £39 on SportsShoes - Lady Storm Fly Running Jacket . Is it up to the job?
Problem with waterproof jackets is they have a habit of being heavy and as good at keeping the sweat in as the rain out, so make you very hot and prone to overheating.
In rain i go for less clothing but make sure that i will be warm.
agree with flat footed, you are better off with something that is windproof, as you will be wet, either with rain or sweat, and you need to keep warm, something that stops the wind chilling you is better
also - I have found different makes have very different fittings, for example, when I tried on some adidas stuff there really wasn't room for my boobs in there, though nike I havev always found to be a better fit, but depends on the shape of your body
I agree with FF and mathschick - waterproof clothing will only make you sweat more. What you wear underneath will be soaked, and you may over-heat (and cause chafing)
I don't tend to bother with any kind of jacket, but something like a headband or buff can be useful to keep water out of your eyes.
I just stick to a Montane Litespeed windproof. As others mention you just end up wet with sweat in a waterproof. My concessions to rain are a Lowe Alpine goretex baseball cap to keep my head dry and therefore warm and also to keep the rain off my glasses. The other thing I use is a buff around my neck as this stops a lot of the rain running down my neck, this seems to be where most water gets in.
Or just embrace the rain and feel virtuous.
I had a Goretex running jacket it was superb & it was completely waterproof & also let heat out, as it's supposed to. Unfortunately it was stolen by some cretin & I couldn't afford to replace it, I bought a cheaper 'water resistant' jacket & it's naff in comparison, if it's not freezing cold I boil up. Someday I will get another Goretex jacket, they're worth the extra!
If you want a waterproof garment for running in, I suggest you consider a gilet. The same applies about sweating and breathability but at least your trunk will be warm while wet. The trouble with waterproof jackets is that the sleeves also get wet inside and they make your arms wet but also cold and clammy.
Liz, I have the same jacket as shown on the link in your post. Personally I am more than happy with it and feel that it keeps the worst of the wind/rain etc off whilst not making me feel too hot and sweaty.
I do prefer to wear a jacket to train in during the winter because I do feel the cold quite easily!
I've got the Nike jacket you've linked to - I only wear it on very, very wet days and have found it to be good as long as I don't wear to much under it. For not so heavy rain I wear a Sugoi gilet which keeps me dryish and warm without overheating.
I actually love my waterproof jackets, I have 3! A Gore - Goretex one that is heaviest and warmest, it doesn't get used my me now! A montaine minimus which is great, lightweight and packs up small and Finally an OMM Kamleika smock which is easily the best, lightweight, quiet, stretchy!!! I don't get too sweaty in them!
l got a dare2b windproof jacket from Debenhams in the online sale last year. Think it cost me something like 17 quid and it's the best investment i've ever made.
It's windproof, water resistant, lightweight, bright orange and has reflectant piping.
I'll see if l can find a link for you.
l actually stood in my shower with it when l first got it and it passed with flying colours. It got to the stage l would actively wait till it was raining so l could wear it out and even wear it when it wasn't inclement weather too.
Just got the OMM Kamleika waterproof and breathable jacket. really light, stretchy and soft, so comfortable to wear and doesn't russel when you run. it's brilliant, but pricy. £135.
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