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Mens Road Runner Sports Best Defense GORE-TEX Outerwear Jackets

Men's R-Gear Best Defense GORE-TEX Jacket

Item #RRM1092
MSRP:$279.99
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Men's ROAD RUNNER SPORTS BEST DEFENSE GORE-TEX® JACKET :: Your ultimate protection against nasty weather is here. The men's Road Runner Sports Best Defense Gore-Tex® Jacket is the Cadillac of running jackets. With the Gore-Tex® name comes the security of knowing you'll be completely protected from the worst Mother Nature dishes out. Use the hood when you need it or detach it when you don't. Adjust the fit with a bungee at the hem. If things steam up let out the heat with underarm zip vents. Plenty of pockets and reflectivity.

Features & Benefits:

  • Two front side zip pockets with storm flaps
  • One chest pocket with reflective piping
  • Windproof & waterproof
  • Covered front zipper with velcro tabs and snap closure
  • Detachable hood with bungee for adjustment
  • Bungee at hem for adjustment
  • Underarm zips for venting
  • 360° reflectivity
  • 100% waterproof & windproof DRYROAD®

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4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Waterproof (11)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Windproof (10)
  • Warm (9)
  • Breathable (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Running (11)
    • Wet weather (11)
    • Cold / extreme (10)
    • Casual wear (4)
    • Hiking (4)
      • Fit:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        91% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels too long

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

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    5.0

    Did what it was supposed to do.

    By Jimmy

    from Erlanger, Kentucky

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hiking
      • Running
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about R-Gear Mens Road Runner Sports Best Defense GORE-TEX Outerwear Jackets:

      I don't make a point of running in rainy weather, but every so often will be in it. We had record rainfall this year in Northern Kentucky. I love this jacket because it is the most like my old RRS "Activent" jacket I have been wearing for a long time. It is water resistant and has worked very well for me. I like the velcro closures at the wrist and in front, also the zipped vents on the inside of the arms. I can tell alot of thought went into the design of this jacket, and at sixty three years old feel like I deserve a "Cadillac" jacket at this time.

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great Value, Design, and Materials.

      By Striver

      from Central New York

      About Me Competitive Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Dries Quickly
      • Waterproof
      • Windproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather
        • Running
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about R-Gear Mens Road Runner Sports Best Defense GORE-TEX Outerwear Jackets:

        This runner's jacket is very comfortable and does what it is supposed to do. In the 5 days I've owned it, I have run in temps in the 40s, 30's, and 20s. I have run in rain, in snow, and in clear, cold conditions. For today's 13.5 mile run, the weather was: "Sunny, 25°, Feels like 13°, 13 mph SSE wind,46% humidity". I was perfectly warm and dry and the jacket was bone dry when I took it off. My experience running in wet weather was equally satifying. If the jacket had a double (two-way) zipper, and if I could figure out how to run cable from the vest pocket through what is obviously an earphone port inside the jacket, I would have given this jacket an unqualified 5 star rating and recommendation. If this jacket proves to be as durable as it appears and if a future model gains the double zipper, I will buy a second one.

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        It's the jacket I was looking for!

        By Soko

        from Stafford, VA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathability
        • Comfortable
        • Dries Quickly
        • Great For Cold Weather
        • Layer Clothing Under It
        • Lightweight
        • Warm
        • Waterproof
        • Windproof

        Cons

        • Don't Like The Velcro
        • Poor Fit
        • sleeves TOO long

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather
        • Cycling
        • Running

        Comments about R-Gear Mens Road Runner Sports Best Defense GORE-TEX Outerwear Jackets:

        going to have to get sleeves tailored (shorter)

        This is the jacket I've been looking for though. Correct material/composition of materials. Correct weight. Great for not sweating up on the cold running days of winter!

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels too long
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I would buy this again!

        By Steve the ex-Runner and now Walker

        from Norman, OK

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about R-Gear Mens Road Runner Sports Best Defense GORE-TEX Outerwear Jackets:

          I use this when I do my 2 hr walks in cold weather. It's light weight and there is enough room to add layers underneath. The sleeves are a little long but I bought an extra large and knew that was the case. It's comfortable enough to wear when it's cool or cold outside. The number one reason I bought this jacket is the zipper broke on the RR GORE-TEX jacket I bought in 1986 when I was a runner. If this jacket lasts 25 years I won't have to buy another until I'm 89! This jacket will provide years and years of great use!

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Jacket

          By Billy Ray

          from Lititz PA

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Weather
            • Running
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about R-Gear Mens Road Runner Sports Best Defense GORE-TEX Outerwear Jackets:

            I have only used the jacket twice and love it. We'll see how it holds up to the up coming winter.

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Farmers Almanac says colder winter comin

            By flyinR

            from Pontiac, MI

            About Me Competitive Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Warm
            • Windproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cold Weather
              • Running
              • Wet Weather

              Comments about R-Gear Mens Road Runner Sports Best Defense GORE-TEX Outerwear Jackets:

              2013 was the 5th coldest winter in history. Farmers Almanac is predicting a colder winter than last year. I'll be ready with this coat.

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Sleeve Length:
              • Feels true to length
               
              5.0

              Great running jacket

              By Slow Joe

              from St. Paul, MN

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about R-Gear Mens Road Runner Sports Best Defense GORE-TEX Outerwear Jackets:

                I bought this jacket because I wanted Gore Tex for breathable protection in wind and rain, but with the specialized fit and ventilation needed for running. It delivered on all fronts. I didn't think it looked very stylish in the photo, but I was pleasantly surprise to see that it looks much more stylish in person. In fact, it looks so good I wear it around town too, which I hadn't planned to do when I ordered it. I'm bigger than many runners - 6'3 200 - and it fit me nicely, with enough room for a fleece layer underneath, but not too baggy when not wearing an underlayer. I wouldn't mind having slightly longer sleeves to cover my hands when cold, but the sleeves are perfect for normal purposes, and gloves make more sense anyway. I don't love paying this much for a jacket, but it's the best one of it's type that I've ever owned.

                • Fit:
                • Feels true to size
                • Sleeve Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                My new favorite running jacket!

                By Tom The Ironman

                from Cincinnati, OH

                About Me Competitive Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Doesn't Restrict Movement
                • Dries Quickly
                • Lightweight
                • Warm
                • Waterproof
                • Windproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about R-Gear Mens Road Runner Sports Best Defense GORE-TEX Outerwear Jackets:

                  This jacket was easy to layer underneath. It didn't restrict my motion when running, even during fast intervals on the track. In weather like we've seen this winter, you need an amazing running jacket that will withstand the rain, snow, wind, and bitter cold. This jacket is the best i have ever tried.

                  • Fit:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Sleeve Length:
                  • Feels true to length
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Dry even in a downpour

                  By The gift giver

                  from Athens, Ga.

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish
                  • Warm
                  • Waterproof
                  • Windproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Running
                    • Wet Weather

                    Comments about R-Gear Mens Road Runner Sports Best Defense GORE-TEX Outerwear Jackets:

                    Gave this to my husband, and he rain in pouring rain and stayed totally dry. Somone commented that pockets were too small, but we don't see anything wrong with pockets. Sleeves are too long for my husband, but can be adjusted with velcro, although having an elastic band at wrist might be easier.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    1.0

                    Poor Quality

                    By Brian

                    from Maplewood, NJ

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                    • Bad Zippers
                    • Poor Craftsmanship

                    Best Uses

                    • Cold Weather
                    • Wet Weather

                    Comments about R-Gear Mens Road Runner Sports Best Defense GORE-TEX Outerwear Jackets:

                    Used the product on wet / snowy runs for past two seasons. Zipper no longer functions at all. RRS says two years is too long for any remediation. Bottom line: a lot of money for a jacket that lasts two seasons.

                    • Sleeve Length:
                    • Feels true to length
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    3.0

                    Good but last years model was better

                    By Runner Hi

                    from Foothill Ranch, CA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Stylish
                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cold Weather
                      • Running
                      • Wet Weather

                      Comments about R-Gear Mens Road Runner Sports Best Defense GORE-TEX Outerwear Jackets:

                      Previous model had an inside "Big" zippered pocket for IPod / IPhone , it is now gone---Bad Idea! Current jacket now only has a small outside pocket with zipper for your cell phone. The pocket is too small to easily get your phone in & out, try that with gloves.on--forget about it! On the inside there is a hole to run a cord for ear phones, but try finding the hole in the outside pocket to run your cord through, so the cord goes to the inside ear phone well mark hole. It is next to impossible to find it. RR marketing & manufacturing did a horrible job of eliminating the inside big pocket and made it so hard to use the out side pocket . I love the jacket overall, but I am a big music listener, if you don't listen to music or need a cell phone, this jacket is great.

                      • Fit:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Sleeve Length:
                      • Feels true to length
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Great in the cold

                      By nester

                      from Eden Prairie, MN

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Warm
                      • Waterproof
                      • Windproof

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Casual Wear
                        • Cold Weather
                        • Running
                        • Wet Weather

                        Comments about R-Gear Mens Road Runner Sports Best Defense GORE-TEX Outerwear Jackets:

                        This is a great jacket for cold weather. I ran with it on Christmas Day in 5 degrees in the Minneapolis area with a polypropylene top, a hoodie sweatshirt and this jacket, and was very comfortable for 4 miles. It is windproof in strong winds and the large was large enough for the other aforementioned layers. Even though it costs more, I am happy with this purchase.

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

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