Winter running gear guide: Women’s jackets & gilets

Saucony Exo

The waxy feel isn’t the most comfortable on bare arms, but the weatherproofing is remarkable for such a lightweight jacket.

£95, Saucony

Brooks Seattle Shell

A low rear hem for extra bum coverage, bonded seams for extra waterproofing and the hood zips away into the collar.

£180, Brooks

Helly Hansen Aspire

Highly weather resistant rather than fully weatherproof; for days when it’s not freezing but you still need a second layer.

£90, Helly Hansen

Ronhill Vizion Storm

A slim but stretchy fit, three-layer shell for brilliant weather protection, a large chest pocket and a peaked, articulated hood.

£125, Ronhill

Boom Boom Athletica Shiribetsu

Padded shoulders for running with a backpack and highly ventilated. The hood is designed to fit ponytails.

£130, Boom Boom Athletica

Lija Gathered Panel Jacket

Semi-fitted design that nips in at the waist. This also has a mesh panel on the back for breathability and temperature control.

£110, White Stone

Nike Aeroloft Flash

This whole gilet is reflective, so you’ll be lit up like a Christmas tree. Goose down provides insulation and ventilation is first-rate.

£160, Nike

Ashmei Nightrunner Softshell Jacket

Well worth the investment: superb weather protection, a stylish but accommodating cut and solid temperature regulation.

£200, Ashmei

Asics Running Jacket

It’s a short-cut jacket with a very slim fit, but the material is fully waterproof and extremely warm. Features snap fastenings on the collar.

£110, Asics