Gallery: Women’s Running Jackets

Autumn is here and the temperature is already decidedly chilly, so we've compiled a great selection of apparel to suit your needs. Fold away jackets will keep you dry, lightweight layers protect against the wind and there's cosy softshell creations for when conditions get more severe. Buying a running jacket created specifically for women means the design will be tailored to your shape, with a closer fit and far more flattering shape.

Before buying a jacket consider what you need. If you run at night look out for reflective strips, branding or LED compatibility to help keep you safe. If rain is your nemesis go for a jacket with waterproof protection and if you're fashion-conscious, opt for the plum and merlot shades dominant this winter. With the jackets we've chosen, you can tick all your functionality boxes without compromising on style.

Salomon Fast III Jacket

Salomon Fast III Jacket

Price £70

Colours Black, blue, red, green, white

Contact www.salomonrunning.com

This lightweight running jacket is an ideal top layer. Made from breathable climaWINDTM fabric it should protect against cool breezes and added extras include two zipped pockets, thumb loops and reflective branding. Plus you can choose from a wide range of colours to match your kit.

Salomon XT Speed II

Salomon XT Speed II

Price £100

Colours Black, plum

Contact www.salomonrunning.com

It may be raining outside but you can keep dry in this stylish plum jacket specifically designed for wet weather. With a pocket, waterproof zips, breathable fabric and reflective branding back and front, you can be perfectly prepared for whatever the British weather throws at you.

Thoosa Chill Jacket

Thoosa Chill jacket

Price £47

Colours Sea (blue), black rose (black)

Contact www.thoosa.com

Made from a bamboo performance fabric this running jacket is super-soft and it should wick away sweat and keep away the cold. There are two hidden front pockets and reflective details on the back. Opt for the blue jacket to stand out in a crowd or the black/rose version for a chic look. 

adidas Adistar convertible wind jacket

Adidas Adistar convertible wind jacket

Price £65

Colours Pink

Contact www.adidas.co.uk

Removable sleeves make this the ideal piece of kit to keep you cosy throughout autumn's changing temperatures. Made from waterproof performance fabric this jacket ticks all the boxes: reflective details, front zipped pockets and adidas FORMOTIONTM technology to support your muscles.

Sweaty Betty Velocity jacket

Sweaty Betty Velocity jacket

Price £140

Colours Merlot

Contact www.sweatybetty.com

Style comes with substance in Sweaty Betty's merlot running jacket. Made from a lightweight fabric which is both breathable and waterproof, this jacket also includes an audio port, an adjustable draw cord hem for a close fit and reflective front seams to keep you safe at night.

Sweaty Betty Stow Kag

Sweaty Betty Stow Kag

Price £60

Colours Black

Contact www.sweatybetty.com

Don't let the ever-unpredictable British weather ruin your run. This handy lightweight kagoule from Sweaty Betty stows away in its own pocket and can be quickly whipped out on the move. Aside from being waterproof, it is a definite upgrade from the typical 'kag in a bag' with its batwing sleeves and elasticated hems and cuffs. 

Ronhill Vizion Storm

Ronhill Vizion Storm

Price £100

Colours Fluoro Pink

Contact www.ronhill.com

Head out into the wind or rain protected against all the elements with this three layer soft-shell jacket. The streamlined design is fully waterproof and includes a roll away hood, zipped chest pocket and a micro fleece lined collar. It's quirky reflective graphics and pink reflective tape are ideal for safety.

Ronhill Vizion Microlight Jacket

Ronhill Vizion Microlight Jacket

Price £60

Colours Black

Contact www.ronhill.com

Think pink on your next run and take along this lightweight jacket to protect against winter's wind and rain. If the weather improves it can quickly fold away into its back zip pocket. It also has reflective graphics and tape for dark evenings and a cosy fleece-lined collar.

Saucony Performance Run jacket

Saucony Performance Run

Price £60

Colours Black, pink shock, vita (blue)

Contact www.saucony.com

If you want a pocket-friendly lightweight jacket which is both highly breathable and offers protection against wind and rain, then this could be the jacket for you. It includes the all-important zipped front pockets and reflective logos - choose from the pink, black or blue design to match your style.