We check out six of the best waterproof running jackets to give you an idea of what’s out there. When it comes to waterproof jackets for running, you’re generally looking for breathability, weight, packability and of course waterproofness.
In our list we’ve included jackets with different types of waterproof fabric as well as various fits and cuts. These six are just a snap shot of what’s out there, so make sure you have a good look around first before parting with your cash. And if you need any more info on what features to look out for then check out our waterproof jackets buyer’s guide.
Inov-8 Stormshell Jacket
The big player of the running world, Inov-8’s latest waterproof shell for running is said to be more breathable and waterproof than any others in the range.
The aptly named Stormshell falls into the 2.5 layer waterproof bracket using a highly breathable 100% Nylon ripstop face fabric. This is certainly not the only fabric in the waterproof jacket world, check out our best waterproof jackets 2016 review to find out more about what’s out there.
The Stromshell is super lightweight at just 150 grams too, so great for packing away on a run, and has taped seams throughout for added protection from the elements.
You’d also expect something so minimal not to have a decent hood, but the roll-away hood including wire peaks is sturdy enough to do a job. Very pricey, but Inov-8 products ooze class and peformance.