OUR PICK OF TRAIL RUNNING RAIN JACKETS
With the rain pouring down outside, here’s our pick of rain jackets for days on the trails when you just need that extra bit of protection!
Dynafit Alpine Gortex Jacket – €200
The very light, waterproof, breathable Alpine GORE-TEX Jacket is optimally suited for trail running in rainy weather. Its innovative ‘ZipOver’ backpack system keeps the running pack and all its contents dry even in steady rain. The Alpine GORE-TEX Jacket is made of PFC-free GORE-TEX PACLITE® fabric. It is superlight, breathable and totally waterproof with its taped seams.
With the ‘ZipOver’ backpack system, the jacket can be expanded at the back using a long zipper so it can be simply worn over a running pack. The jacket is designed to be able to fit perfectly with the ‘ZipOver’ backpack system either open or closed to allow unlimited freedom of movement. A special ventilation construction at the underarms guarantees optimum air circulation and temperature regulation. Reflectivity on the sleeves ensures increased visibility in the dark. When the jacket is not needed, it can be quickly packed small and stowed in its own hood. Stretch inserts at the hem and cuffs ensure perfect fit. Alpine GORE-TEX Jacket – Your weather protection on the trails.
The Dynafit jacket may look pricey on paper but it has all the bells and whistles and you definitely get your money worth with this one!
The Decathlon Evadict jacket – €70
A waterproof jacket for running in rainy, windy and cold weather over every distance (training or competition). This jacket meets the requirements of most of the major trail runs. It is a great value jacket and definitely one for those who don’t want to spend big money on a jacket.
Inov8 Stormproof jacket – €115 (sale price)
Inov8 jackets are tried and tested and used by a high proportion of the trail running community. This jacket is on sale and great value at the price offered.
Highly rated, constructed from a highly breathable, waterproof Pertex Shield fabric, the jacket delivers both comfort and unrivalled protection. An adjustable hood wards off the weather, while fully taped seams ensure you fulfil mandatory race kit requirements. A waterproof rating of 20,000 HH (Hydrostatic Head) offers uncompromising waterproof protection, built to withstand over 20,000 mm of rain in a 24-hour period.
The super-soft Pertex Shield fabric enables unrestricted movement and a full length zip makes it quicker to put on/take off. The STORMSHELL jacket packs away small into its own pocket, making it easy and lightweight to carry.
“Supremely good in heavy rain. Lightweight and thoughtfully designed. 92%. BEST IN TEST.” – 220 Triathlon