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It's officially fall and whether you'd like to admit it or not, temperatures across certain parts of the country will no longer be sunny and warm from sunrise to sunset. If you're still committed to getting a workout in outside, you definitely need a jacket that's not only lightweight, but also boasts incredible features to make running a breeze.
Picking a jacket can be daunting. After securing a budget, now comes the task of selecting something that you can layer over a long-sleeve shirt, travels well and most importantly, promises to keep you dry and warm. That being said, we scoured across various brands and found 10 jackets and vests that fit the aforementioned requirements and work well with all budgets.
Scroll on to see what we chose.
Winter Warm Jacket
Trail running just got a lot more fun. Features include a water-repellent finish, FlashDry moisture-repellent technology and Heatseeker Eco insulation to keep you warm from the first mile to the last.
Another Mile Vest
A vest is an equally fine option when temperatures dip. This favorite from Lululemon is water-repellent, windproof and thanks to PrimaLoft insulation, is warm, even when the weather says otherwise.
Marathon Translucent Jacket
As the name implies, wear this all fall/winter long in preparation for spring races. Made with recycled Primeblue fabric, additional highlights include sweat-guard phone pockets and 360 reflectivity.
Shield Trail Running Jacket
Another option for trail joggers, what we love most about this model from Nike are the abundance of pockets to hold all essentials. Plus, a back pocket lets you pack down the jacket and store it.
Flurry Force Insulated PrimaLoft Jacket II
It would be unjust to have a list of jackets without thumbholes, so we included this fun transitional piece from Athleta. Wear on a run and then keep it on during errands, a soccer game, or whatever your day involves.
Rain Chaser Jacket
If a cropped piece is more your style, look no further than this one, which comes in four different colorways. Pockets double as vents to help cool you off and there's a zippered exterior pockets with a hidden phone sleeve.
Power Workout Zip Through Jacket
The London-based brand boasts this tight-fitting jacket that's super stretchy, slim-fitting and lucky for you, on sale.
ColdGear Reactor Run Vest
Another running vest that while skimps on fabric, still protects from the elements.
Ridgevent Thermo Vest
Merrell gets a lot of things right about hiking and outdoor gear, including this vest that features a heat-mapped back for breathability where they say it matters most.
Easily the priciest option on the list, it's well worth it if running is your main (or only) source of exercise. Enjoy a premium three-layer membrane for superior water- and wind-proofing breathability, cinched hood, and a packable pocket.