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RUNNING JACKETS We check out the latest jackets to keep you protected this Autumn


SPIRO TEAM 3-LAYER SOFT SHELL JACKET, £50 www.spiroactivewear.com n They say: Highly engineered waterproof shell, multi-functional, versatile, lightweight and windproof, designed to enhance performance.


n We say: Stays dry through downpours. Good for shorter distances, or longer ones in very cold weather.


Valerie Foss, Nottingham


RAB MEN’S MECO LS ZIP TEE, £60 www.cotswoldoutdoor.com n They say: Softness and warmth of Merino combines with fast drying and wicking performance of Cocona. Keeps you warmer in the cold and cooler in the heat.


n We say: Really cosy. Dries really quickly after a rain shower, though probably not ideal in torrential rain.


Danny Porter, Barnsley


ADIDAS MEN’S ADIVIZ JACKET, £50 www.adidas.com/running n They say: High-visibility, can be seen in pitch black, low light and no light conditions. Innovative luminescent piping charges under lights and will last for two hours once outside. n We say: Incredibly safe – visible from miles away! Keeps really dry, yet feels very breathable.


Rob Tyler, Thirsk


BERGHAUS VISO JACKET, £50 www.berghaus.com n They say: A super nylon ripstop jacket with durable water repellent finish. Breathable and reflective fwith lock down zips and zip hand pockets.


n We say: Incredibly light, but protects well against wind and rain. Pockets have plenty of room and the reflective strips are really effective.


Sandra Williams, Watford


ADIDAS MEN’S ADISTAR ARCHETYPE JACKET, £100 www.adidas.com/running n They say: GORE-TEX and CLIMAPROOF shed water, while GORE WINDSTOPPER shuts out the cold drafts. With wrist straps, plus reflective strips for visibility.


n We say: Great for windy conditions. Stays dry throughout fairly heavy rain. Reflective strips work well.


Tim Southern, Leeds


ODLO RACE JACKET, £140 www.odlo.com n They say: Created using “logic windproof” to ensure comfort and protection. Windproof, breathable and water repellent. Reflective tape keep runners visible.


n We say: A lovely fit, though sleeves were a little long. Lightweight, it stayed dry and felt safe on late-night road runs.


Louise West, Harrogate


MARMOT WOMEN’S HYPER JACKET, £160 www.cotswoldoutdoor.com n They say: Featuring Marmot’s own lamination technology, it's light, waterproof and breathable. Has a built-in stretch for extra comfort.


n We say: The hood really helps keep the wind and rain out. It’s very slim-fitting and looks good on.


Melissa English, Aylesbury


ALTURA WOMEN’S NIGHT VISION JACKET, £70 www.cotswoldoutdoor.com n They say: Protects, looks good, and helps you to be seen. It's waterproof, breathable and durable, with a highly reflective trim.


n We say: A brilliant jacket. It’s a snug fit without feeling too constrictive. Stayed dry during heavy showers, and the chest pocket is a nice little touch.


Laura Dent, Amersham RUNNING FREE n 13


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