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!
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.
Grand Haven, MI
Good Fall Jacket
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.
Great Lightweight Jacket
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!
Not for the cold AND windy days...
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.
Quality jacket but fit could be better
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.
Constricted and Conflicted
A Definate Essential
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!
Keepin it Simple
All around PERFECT jacket
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++
ECU!! Greenville, NC
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.
I love the jacket. There are so many great features. They thought of everything with this one. Everyone should have one in their closet.
Brooks Essential Running Jacket
Jacket works great when running or out and about. The ipod/iphone holder was a nice surprise.
Run for Soccer
Excellent Rain Jacket
Great Jacket, keeps you warm and dry, Colors are great and very stylish.
Bryan Runner X
First time buyer!
Got the yellow and black, was a little brighter then we thought. [...].
Mens Brooks Essential Run Outerwear Jackets
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