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

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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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4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Waterproof (12)
  • Comfortable (11)
  • Windproof (11)
  • Warm (9)
  • Breathable (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Running (12)
    • Wet weather (12)
    • Cold / extreme (11)
    • Casual wear (4)
    • Hiking (4)
      • Fit:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        92% 

        (11 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        85% 

        (11 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8), Competitive athlete (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

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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

      my 3rd rrs sports gore-tex jacket

      By ro22tol

      from North Dakota

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Weather

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

          I have had 3 generations of RRS Gore-Tex jackets. I use them for running in the cold ND winters. I will use multiple thin layers underneath depending upon how cold it is. This weekend I did 30 below wind chill and was still warm. This current generation feels bigger to me than the previous versions. I normally wear xl in the top and L in the bottoms and both feel slightly larger. RRS Gore-Tex jackets are the standard that all others try to copy.

          • Fit:
          • Feels too big
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels too long
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Clearly made by runners for runners

          By Couldn't be happier in Canada

          from Vancouver, British Columbia

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Running
            • Wet Weather

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

            This jacket is great. It works in cooler weather and excels in wet. I am most impressed by the length of the sleeves and torso (I am 6'6"), the stylish look, the excellent reflectivity, and the super-adjustable hood. If you run in the rain a lot, like I do in British Columbia, this is the jacket for you.

            • 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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