There are some runners who, even when it’s raining, still prefer to get outdoors to get their runs and jogs in. The warmth safety of a gym treadmill isn’t enough of a challenge, they need the harsh roads, streetlights and beautiful scenery around them to motivate them onwards. If you’re one of those runners, you’re going to want to invest in the best waterproof running jackets that will help you to navigate the weather and get through your run – and we’ve found some of the best available.
Kalenji Run Rain Running Jacket
Kalenji is well known as a runner’s brand, constantly releasing products to keep runners well prepared for all weathers. These jackets are waterproof for up to one hour (presumably during bad rain) and are both fashionable. The hems are ruched to keep the weather conditions out, there’s plenty of reflective material and the hood is a perfect fit to keep you dry and cool.
The female Kalenji Run Rain Running Jacket comes in white white black, grey and white patterned sleeves and hood. It’s currently 20% off via Decathlon for just £19.99. Sizes range from 8 to 18, encompassing many body shapes and sizes which is always nice to see.
The male Kalenji Run Rain Running Jacket is all over stripey grey and is also currently reduced to £19.99. There are five sizes available, from S to 2XL.
Ronhill Infinity Nightfall Jacket
Ronhill’s Infinity Nightfall Jacket is both sleek and stylish, and both waterproof and windproof. The jacket incorporates Aqualite fabric, perfect for keeping you warm yet cool whilst battling the elements.
The female Ronhill Infinity Nightfall Jacket incorporates purple and pink detailing, on the front and back. It’s available to purchase through Wiggle at 30% off – £108.50. Sizes range from 8 to 16.
The male Ronhill Infinity Nightfall Jacket also incorporates a little of the purple detailing, but is predominantly black. Available also through Wiggle at £155.00, men can purchase this jacket from Small to Extra Large.
Karrimor XLite Shell Running Jacket
Karrimor’s lightweight thin waterproof running jackets are over the head jackets with quarter zip. Other features include chin guards, underarm ventilation and a zipped pocket at the back. They also include reflective detailing.
The female Karrimor XLite Shell Running Jacket was £39.99 now £9.99 to £14.00 via Sports Direct. It comes in three colours (Black, Charcoal and Coral) and ranges from size 8 (XS) to 16 (XL).
The male Karrimor XLite Shell Running Jacket was £44.99 and is currently £11.99 – £16.00, depending on which colour you choose (Bright Orange or Black).
Asics Waterproof Running Jackets
Asics have created a Waterproof Running Jacket that is fully waterproof, uses taped zips, waterproof chest pockets and has elasticated cuffs around the hood and sleeve cuffs.
The female Asics Waterproof Running Jacket can be purchased on Amazon, available only in Black from £62.00.
The male Asics Waterproof Running Jacket is available on Amazon in Performance Black and Safety Yellow, with prices starting at £53.99.
Salomon S/Lab Motion Fit 360
I don’t know how you men feel out there, but I personally LOVE a unisex jacket (or pretty much anything unisex – they’re always so cosy!). This Salomon waterproof running jackets weighs just 174 grams and is designed to withstand all weather types whilst being breathable. After all of that, it still packs away nice and small, regardless of how it looks.
Men and women alike can snap up this S/Lab Motion Fit 360 for £250.
Waterproof aftercare products
Being outdoors in the rain, it’s highly likely you’re going to end up with mud spatters and all sorts over your clothes. We highly recommend Grangers Clothing Care Kit to keep your clothing to clean, care for and protect your waterproofs. What’s more, they also have a Grangers Footwear Care Kit you’ll want to invest in as your trainers will take the brunt of the outdoors.