Winter running gear guide: Men’s jackets & gilets

Arc’teryx Norvan

Waterproof, windproof, incredibly durable and surprisingly light. Expensive, but an excellent piece of kit.

£270, Arc'teryx

Patagonia Nano Air Vest

A smart, soft and well-insulated number. If you choose one of the less vibrant colours you could wear this one in the pub.

£130, Patagonia

Every Second Counts Sprint Jacket

A solid entry from this new sportswear brand. Wind-resistant, breathable and it wicks well.

£219, Every Second Counts (available from December 15th)

Montane Fireball Verso Pull-on

Good weatherproofing, thermal and breathable. Handy details include anti-odour material and thumbholes.

£100, Montane

Pearl Izumi Fly Softshell Run Hoody

A slim fit, but the fabric is stretchy and windproof. There are also internal mitts and a hood that doesn’t block your view.

£89.99, Madison

Asics Running Jacket

Durable, extremely weatherproof, reflective and rip-resistant, this is a good investment. A little heavy so keep it for the worst weather.

£200, Asics

2XU Hyoptik

Fast-wicking, quick-drying, thermal, ventilated, reflective, warm and it moves nicely with your body – this jacket has the lot.

£90, 2XU

Nike Shield Flash Max Jacket

Formidably weather-resistant, while the hundreds of coloured dots that make up the design are reflective. Its peaked hood works well too.

£370, Nike

Berghaus Hypertherm Race Smock

A reversible jacket providing wind protection on one side and better cooling and breathability on the other. Feels light and airy.

£140, Berghaus

Nike Aeroloft 800

Tiny but mighty, this is filled with goose down to keep you warm while keeping the weight down. Its ventilation is impressive, too.

£120, Nike