There is no excuse not to keep up the fitness regime during the winter months – come wind, rain, frost, snow or shine, there will be a running jacket to suit your needs and the conditions around you.
Broadly speaking, running jackets suited to this time of year fit into three categories: thermal, waterproof or resistant, and windproof, depending upon which type of running you plan on doing, and where you plan on doing it.
The jacket also comes in a red, blue and black patterned colour way. Asics Liteshow Winter Women’s Jacket: £75, John Lewis This wind- and water-repellent running jacket comes in three colourways – purple, pink and black.
Soft inner lining and sturdy outer fabric makes it feel cosier than other jackets, but panels at the side and back gently wick moisture away and prevents you from overheating.
Plus there’s stealth reflectivity on the sleeves and back.
Three pockets are secured with zips, and there’s even a media port for your headphones. Ashmei Ultimate Softshell Jacket: £199.99, Runners Need This is the ultimate all-rounder jacket that will keep you safe from the elements.
The front and sleeve panels are wind- and water-resistant, while the fast-wicking merino wool rear and sleeve panels help regulate your body temperature, meaning that you will stay cool and dry when on the move.
We didn’t feel so embarrassed walking back into the office wearing discreet black running jacket with a longer back hem to cover our legging-clad bum.
It was also light enough to pack into our work bag.
The double-layered fabric provided a light outer layer for mild winter days.