The waxy feel isn’t the most comfortable on bare arms, but the weatherproofing is remarkable for such a lightweight jacket.
Brooks Seattle Shell
A low rear hem for extra bum coverage, bonded seams for extra waterproofing and the hood zips away into the collar.
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.
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.
Ashmei Nightrunner Softshell Jacket
Well worth the investment: superb weather protection, a stylish but accommodating cut and solid temperature regulation.