On Trend: 5 Stylish Women’s Running Jackets

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Let’s take a minute and be brutally honest. Sometimes we can be pretty superficial. But that’s just because we as humans are very visual creatures. It’s that initial attraction that draws us in. This attraction applies to running clothes as well, especially for women. How cute, stylish, and fashionable an item is may determine whether or not we even consider buying it, let alone trying it on! Sometimes this sensibility toward what looks good can let us down, though, when we realize that looks aren’t everything. Lucky for women in search of beauty that is more than skin deep, Running Warehouse only stocks quality running apparel items. Once you nail down your running jacket needs (weather resistance, temperature rating, special features, etc.), you can rest easy and know that if it looks good, it has those technical features to back it up.

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Since winter is in full effect, today we are taking a look at jackets. Freakin’ cute jackets. Whether it is just a little chilly out or if a full-blown Polar Vortex storm is brewing, we have stylish running jacket options that are suitable for any weather. From super lightweight, packable protection to hardcore warmth with insulation, Running Warehouse has you covered. Literally. Since you don’t have the luxury of trying these items on yourself, I’ll give you the low-down on a few of our stand-out jacket styles so you can see which one will suit your winter running needs, as well as your desire for fashion.

nike_wom_rain_runner_jacketNike Women’s Rain Runner Jacket

MSRP: $300.00

First up, we have a super lightweight, packable running jacket. Though I’ve gotta say, with a construction this beautiful and feminine detailing to-boot, you probably won’t want to pack it away at all. The white color is so fresh and light, and with reflective detailing throughout, you won’t have to worry at all about being visible while you’re out in the dark. The fabric panels are wind and water-resistant, but a vented back panel with a mesh insert will prevent you from overheating as you run. You can choose to run with or without the hood, as it easily zips off. Believe it or not, this sleek design comes with ample storage space.

saucony_wom_speed_of_lite_jacketSaucony Women’s Speed of Lite Jacket

MSRP: $95.00

Go ahead, run as fast as you want, this jacket won’t slow you down. The Speed of Lite Jacket is a lightweight running jacket with a DWR coated front panel for water resistance, proof that you don’t need bulk to find comfortable protection. The bright color is vibrantly cute and very visible, which is awesome for when you are wanting to be noticed while you’re running in low-light conditions. Other reflective details add to this jacket’s visibility as well, and yet they don’t detract from the cute features. With a mesh panel down the back, you will find this jacket super breathable, so you won’t feel smothered.

Need something a little more hardcore? You’re looking for a midweight running jacket. Something that will stand up to windy, wet conditions in temperatures below 45 degrees. A jacket with more substance to shield you from the elements! This blue beauty comes with a Windstopper softshell that will keep that cold blast of wind from chilling you to the core. Cute pink and black accents make this piece stand out, along with a feminine fit that will hit your body in the right places with semi-fitted comfort. The black cuff within each sleeve extends to cover your hands more completely, with an optional fold-down mitt along with a thumbhole for secure coverage and warmth. Because we all know there’s nothing cute about freezing hands and chapped skin.

Just because a jacket is rated for extreme temperatures doesn’t mean it has to hide your figure in a big, bulky layer! And here is your proof: the sleek Pearl Izumi Fly Softshell Run Jacket is constructed for a female figure, and with built-in thermal fleece panels, it is designed to keep you warm when the weather is frightfully cold. The stretch thermal windblocking fabric shields you from the wind, and this jacket’s windproof and water-resistant features will prevent winter from getting the best of you. This jacket comes in two colors, Jelly Bean and Black, so you can choose a more eye-catching look or go with the classic black that never goes out of style.

When it comes to cozy running jackets, it is usually all about the feel. That toasty, warm, thermal comfort. With the Salomon Elevate Mid, it is all about the feel, and also all about the fashion. The ribbed texture is oh-so-soft against the skin! I wish I could somehow let you feel how it feels through this blog, but alas, you’ll just have to take my word for it. This jacket also has a bonus feature that is not-so-typical of cozy jackets, and that is the windproof paneling across the shoulders, chest, upper back, and the hood. It provides wind and water-resistance in those areas, which is a great asset when running in the winter because sometime the weather can be so unpredictable! One thing you can always predict when you wear this jacket, though? That you’ll be the envy of all you pass.

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