Mens Brooks Essential Run Outerwear Jackets

Men's Brooks Essential Run Jacket

Item #BKW1325
Reg:$74.99
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Product Description:

Men's Brooks® Essential Run Jacket :: Essentially, this is what every runner needs: A lightweight, water-resistant jacket with front-to-back retroreflectivity.

This web exclusive item ships separately via Standard Ground Shipping to physical street addresses within the continental U.S. only. You can count on this item to ship in 3-5 business days!

Features & Benefits:

  • Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating
  • Front/back 3M™ Scotchlite™ retroreflectivity
  • Full front zip with inner storm guard and zipper garage
  • Adjustable drawstring waist
  • Back vent for added breathability
  • Internal moisture-proof media pocket
  • Two side zip pockets
  • Semi-Fitted: Contoured to the body
  • Built for 40° to 65°
  • Brooks Shelter
  • Aireplex 100% polyester with DWR
Product BKW1325 Review

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Mens Brooks Essential Run Outerwear Jackets
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (13)
  • Stylish (11)
  • Windproof (10)
  • Breathable (9)
  • Comfortable (9)

Cons

  • Restricts movement (3)

Best Uses

  • Running (13)
  • Cold / extreme (6)
  • Wet weather (6)
  • Casual wear (5)
  • Cycling (4)
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      85% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      92% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (6), Casual/ recreational (3), Competitive athlete (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10), Yes (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice jacket

By 335player

from Grand Haven, MI

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Restricts Movement

Best Uses

  • Hiking
  • Running

Comments about Mens Brooks Essential Run Outerwear Jackets:

This is a nice looking jacket. It tends to be just a bit snug through the chest (L), but the XL was much too big. The iPod pocket is too small for an iPod touch, but I don't run with one anyway. I like the styling and the light weight of the fabric, but I don't know if I'd use it for a hard Michigan winter run. It's more of a mild weather jacket.

  • Fit:
  • Feels true to size
  • Sleeve Length:
  • Feels true to length
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good lightweight running jacket

By tango64

from memphis, tn.

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hiking
    • Running
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Mens Brooks Essential Run Outerwear Jackets:

    this jacket is perfect for cool, rainy, miserable days. very lightweight thus would not recommend for people wanting a "warm" jacket for using in the really cold temps.but hey, it's a "running jacket". made for guys like me who need the ultimate protection factors in damp ugly days when I might not see not even one other person out there running and giving his all! will buy another before they run out of stock for sure, and trust me, they will!

    • Fit:
    • Feels true to size
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Fall Jacket

    By joeytree

    from Hoboken, NJ

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Warm
    • Waterproof
    • Windproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather
      • Cycling
      • Running

      Comments about Mens Brooks Essential Run Outerwear Jackets:

      Was looking for a light jacket to wear while biking in the fall. I'm 6'4' with a size 43/44 chest, and am pretty evenly distributed between torso/arms and legs. Generally, a large tall will fit me perfectly. The large fit everywhere except the sleeves, so it's likely the extra large would fit like a tent. If you're of average built, this jacket should fit. The jacket is a substantial windbreaker. So it's likely to provide adequate insulation during the fall. However, while it has some vents, the fabric did not look or feel like it would wick sweat. Instead, it seemed likely to keep moisture in. It would be a fine jacket as an outer layer during the fall, so long as a sweat wicking property is not a concern.

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice jacket

      By Kurt

      from Huntsville, AL

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Dries Quickly
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Warm
      • Waterproof
      • Windproof

      Cons

      • The draw strings

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather
      • Running
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Mens Brooks Essential Run Outerwear Jackets:

      The only real problem with the jacket are the draw strings at the bottom of the coat. The strings enter into the pockets, but there is no clamp on the inside of the pockets to keep them in place. Other than that, awesome jacket.

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not for the cold AND windy days...

      By Avidbilliards

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Competitive Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Windproof

      Cons

      • Poor Fit
      • Restricts Movement

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Running

      Comments about Mens Brooks Essential Run Outerwear Jackets:

      The term "jacket" is definitely a misnomer for this windbreaker; with absolutely zero insulation, it is best to layer under the garment if running in sub-40 degree temperatures.

      The material is frugal and absorbant to liquids, but the zipper is reinforced and of very high quality.

      The sleeves on the XL seem to be the same size as that of the small, while the length of the garment is too long.

      Overall, the windbreaker is a nice-have, but not a must-have.

      • Fit:
      • Feels too big
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      All around PERFECT jacket

      By Andriod

      from ECU!! Greenville, NC

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Dries Quickly
      • Lightweight
      • Packable
      • Stylish
      • Warm
      • Waterproof
      • Windproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Cold Weather
        • Cycling
        • Hiking
        • Running
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Mens Brooks Essential Run Outerwear Jackets:

        Most versatile jacket I own. It can be worn on it's own just fine, or layered for colder weather. Good for running, but for cold weather (around or below 30). Folds and packs very easily and can be stored in a bike seat bag. A++

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Brooks Essential Running Jacket

        By Run for Soccer

        from Portland, Oregon

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Fabric
        • Features
        • Lightweight
        • Waterproof
        • Windproof

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Running
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Mens Brooks Essential Run Outerwear Jackets:

        Jacket works great when running or out and about. The ipod/iphone holder was a nice surprise.

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Definate Essential

        By Keepin it Simple

        from Boise, ID

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Dries Quickly
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish
        • Warm
        • Waterproof
        • Windproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Cold Weather
          • Running

          Comments about Mens Brooks Essential Run Outerwear Jackets:

          Great Gift! I needed an outer layer for cold weather running that was wind and water proof resistnat, but not too hot. I was surpised at how well it blocked the wind and kept me protected from the elements. I've worn this jacket under my ski coat as well as caually. I'm pretty picky... this jacket is a keeper!

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Lightweight Jacket

          By Andy

          from McHenry, MD

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish
          • Warm
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Weather
            • Running
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about Mens Brooks Essential Run Outerwear Jackets:

            I was very concerned about whether this would be enough jacket for my needs. I was looking for something light for winter running. I was told this jacket is designed for temps between 45-60, but that it may be able to go lower if I dress in layers. My first run I went out in 25 degree weather, with winds gusting over 20 mph. I felt great in this jacket! I only had to wear a cold weather compression shirt under it and wasn't cold at all during my 10 mile run. The jacket is so thin and light, but really stopped the wind (without feeling like your wearing a sail). It keeps you dry in light freezing rain and snow. I love this jacket!

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Quality jacket but fit could be better

            By Constricted and Conflicted

            from Harrisonburg, VA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Restricts Movement

            Best Uses

            • Cycling
            • Running

            Comments about Mens Brooks Essential Run Outerwear Jackets:

            I purchased this jacket for running and cycling. It is a stylish jacket with nice features. My only complaint is that the jacket fits rather snugly in the chest and shoulders and a bit baggy at the waist. I think it will be OK for running, but it may be too tight in a normal cycling position. If I could shift some fabric from the waist to the shoulders, this would probably be my favorite jacket. I think it's a 5-star jacket with a 3-star fit.

            • Fit:
            • Feels too small
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Rain Jacket

            By Bryan Runner X

            from Addison,NY

            About Me Competitive Athlete

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Dries Quickly
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish
            • Warm
            • Waterproof
            • Windproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Cold Weather
              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Running
              • Wet Weather

              Comments about Mens Brooks Essential Run Outerwear Jackets:

              Great Jacket, keeps you warm and dry, Colors are great and very stylish.

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Sleeve Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great jacket

              By Jake

              from Lancaster, PA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Running
                • Wind

                Comments about Mens Brooks Essential Run Outerwear Jackets:

                I love the jacket. There are so many great features. They thought of everything with this one. Everyone should have one in their closet.

                • Fit:
                • Feels true to size
                • Sleeve Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                First time buyer!

                By Hatfield Runner

                from North Idaho

                About Me Competitive Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Dries Quickly
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish
                • Waterproof
                • Windproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Running

                  Comments about Mens Brooks Essential Run Outerwear Jackets:

                  Got the yellow and black, was a little brighter then we thought. [...].

                  • Fit:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Sleeve Length:
                  • Feels true to length
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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