Thoughtful designs let you go dashing through the wind and rain in style.
If you’ve been stuck in a gym all winter, you may be itching to get outdoors for some workouts.
Encourage al fresco exercise with a new jacket that protects against wind and rain, and will even look good at the coffee shop afterwards. Here are some picks that will keep you focused on your workout — not the cold.
Brooks Cascadia Running Jacket ($260 at Brooks Trailhead, Wallingford, and brooksrunning.com). The running experts at Seattle-based Brooks thought of everything in this sleek jacket that’s waterproof and windproof, with a full hood, reflective strips and handy tech pockets.
Oiselle Quill Jacket ($208 at Oiselle, U District, and oiselle.com). On really chilly days, layer on Seattle company Oiselle’s insulated jacket. The shell is wind- and water-resistant, the Primaloft insulation is light and warm, and the whole thing is machine washable.
Outdoor Voices Stretch-Crepe Running Jacket ($175 at outdoorvoices.com). A cool pattern and texture make this wind- and water-resistant jacket chic and practical.
H&M Running Jacket ($40 at hm.com). Quick-drying fabric holds off sprinkles, while a stand-up collar and sleeves with thumb holes stave off the chill.
Adidas by Stella McCartney Run Kite Jacket ($220 at adidas.com). Snap up this new jacket from the high-fashion designer before it’s gone. It’s water-repellent, made from recycled fibers and incredibly cool, with a belt and geometric print.
Ivy Park Convertible Waterproof Windbreaker ($90 at Nordstrom). This hip anorak style, from Beyoncé’s athleisure line, is great for a cool-weather jog, as well as brunch afterward. And the sleeves zip off at the elbow for a warmer-weather option.
Nike Tech Fleece Cotton-Blend Jersey Hooded Top ($120 at net-a-porter.com). Nike’s cotton blend insulates while maintaining breathability. A hood and sleeves with thumb holes protect against chilly breezes.
ShopNW staff contributed to this story.