Women's Essential Run Jacket II

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$75.00 $49.00
Style #220510

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Essentially, this is what every runner needs: a lightweight, water-resistant jacket with stretch woven fabric in key areas for better movement and a slim fit.

• Fit: Semi-fitted
• Windproof and water resistant with Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating
• Full front zip with inner storm guard and zipper garage
• Back vent for added breathability
• Adjustable drawstring waist
• Internal moisture-proof media pocket and two side zip pockets
• Front/back 3M™ Scotchlite™ retroreflectivity

  • use: Running
  • Climate: 40 to 65 F
  • Fit: Semi-Fitted
  • Thumbholes: No
  • Drawstring: Yes
  • Zipper Garage: Yes
  • Number of Pockets: 4
  • Reflectivity: 360 degrees of Retroreflectivity
  • Waterproof: No
  • Water-Resistent: Yes
  • Type of Pockets: Internal Moisture-Proof Media Pocket, 2 Side Zip Pockets
  • Windproof: Yes
  • Fabric Breakdown: Main Body: 100% polyester with DWR; Splice: 84% polyester/16% spandex

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Essential Run Jacket II
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (14)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Windproof (13)
  • Comfortable (12)
  • Dries quickly (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Running (14)
    • Hiking (7)
    • Casual wear (5)
    • Cold / extreme (5)
    • Wet weather (4)
      • Fit:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        80% 

        (12 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        93% 

        (14 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (11), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Essential for long runs

    I bought this jacket for the pockets, color & weather protection. The first time I wore it there was a January breeze. My arms get cold easily. I wore a short sleeve Bro...Read complete review

    I bought this jacket for the pockets, color & weather protection. The first time I wore it there was a January breeze. My arms get cold easily. I wore a short sleeve Brooks tech shirt underneath & my arms stayed warm. I really like the dedicated waterproof phone pocket on the inside. The pocket holds my iphone perfectly. The 2 outside zipper pockets are big enough to hold a real set of car keys, cash and nutrition. The jacket is definitely a good investment, it's lightweight but warm. I haven't had the chance to test in the rain yet.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice but not for WA's rain

    I love the jacket. I needed something "waterproof/resistant" for running in WA state. It's REALLY wet here and thought I'd give this a try. I wore it to my half mara...Read complete review

    I love the jacket. I needed something "waterproof/resistant" for running in WA state. It's REALLY wet here and thought I'd give this a try. I wore it to my half marathon where it RAINED. It was comfortable, breathable, and reflected well. It blocked most of the wind but the rain went right through it. It would work better if it were a mere drizzle but wasn't helpful during true rain season here. I'm holding on to it but will still search for a more true "water resistant/water proof" jacket.

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    Love it!

    By ttubdral

    from Texas

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • Lightweight
    • Windproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Cold Weather
      • Hiking
      • Running

      Comments about Essential Run Jacket II:

      Runs small - am generally a medium to large and needed an XL, but it is a good product overall. Nice and light!

      • Fit:
      • Feels too small
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Warm and Toasty!

      By VA trail runner

      from Portsmouth, VA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Restricts Movement

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather
      • Hiking
      • Running

      Comments about Essential Run Jacket II:

      I love my new jacket! First running jacket I have ever purchased and I am very happy with it. It has kept me dry even in a down pour. Works best in temps less than 40. A bit tight through the shoulders, but able to move my arms without issue. Highly recommend this jacket.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Favorite light jacket

      By RunnerGirl.com

      from The Sunshine State

      About Me Competitive Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Cold Weather
        • Running

        Comments about Essential Run Jacket II:

        Love this jacket!!! I have it in 7 different colors. Great for running and for casual wear. Blocks the wind. It is water resistant but not waterproof so you'd be fine in a light mist with it on. Great fall jacket or in winter with another layer underneath. Great colors this fall too!

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

        Comment on this review

         
        3.0

        Nice but not for WA's rain

        By She Runs Fast

        from Olympia, WA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Windproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Hiking
          • Running

          Comments about Essential Run Jacket II:

          I love the jacket. I needed something "waterproof/resistant" for running in WA state. It's REALLY wet here and thought I'd give this a try. I wore it to my half marathon where it RAINED. It was comfortable, breathable, and reflected well. It blocked most of the wind but the rain went right through it. It would work better if it were a mere drizzle but wasn't helpful during true rain season here. I'm holding on to it but will still search for a more true "water resistant/water proof" jacket.

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

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          nice jacket shoulders too tight

          By Susan B

          from Boise, ID

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Essential Run Jacket II:

              I wear a Medium in Brook's long sleeve jerseys. This jacket fit well in the body but the sleeve length and shoulder width was too narrow / short in the jacket. I do have broad shoulders and long arms so the fit was not unusual. I moved up to a large. Great jacket however.

              • Fit:
              • Feels too small
              • Sleeve Length:
              • Feels too short

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Essential Run Jacket II

              By Judi

              from Chester, VA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Brooks Fanatics - Sponsored Athletes

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Running
                • Wet Weather

                Comments about Essential Run Jacket II:

                I love my jacket, it's light enough to wear without having too much on--looks cute so if I have it on to go out for errands it doesn't look like a big neon sign screaming "RUNNER" wherever I go (I have a couple of cycing jackets that I could never wear for anything but sports for that reason) The color is cute and it seems to be just the right weight.
                It does fit a bit small so I have to be careful to not swing the arms too much or I could rip out a few seams.

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

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                5.0

                Great wind-breaker jacket!

                By Char

                from Northern California

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Essential Run Jacket II:

                  I love the plum color, flattering fit, and feel so lucky that I got it on sale. Hooray!

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

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful jacket

                  By SALT

                  from Urbana, IL

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Windproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Running
                    • Wet Weather

                    Comments about Essential Run Jacket II:

                    I use this product for runnning in the Midwest, where it is frequently cold, drizzly, or windy. This jacket is great at keeping the wind out and the rain off. I use it for winter running with a layer underneath and have stayed warm. I am also rather tall (5'10") and the sleeves are long enough, which I really appreciate.

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

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                    5.0

                    Love the jacket

                    By Anita

                    from Falls Church, VA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Windproof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Running

                      Comments about Essential Run Jacket II:

                      I was looking for a windproof jacket and this is the one. It's stylish, comfortable, and really keeps out the wind.

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

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      4.0

                      Nice Outer Shell

                      By Cindy

                      from Norwood, NY

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Dries Quickly
                      • Lightweight
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                      • Collar Should Fold Down

                      Best Uses

                      • Cycling
                      • Hiking
                      • Running

                      Comments about Essential Run Jacket II:

                      I was looking for a lightweight yet warm coat to wear over under-layers for running in the winter. It's a little thin so spring and late fall wear is probably best for this coat but I will use it anyways this winter. The only flaw is when I got warm and unzipped the collar and folded it over I kept getting hit in the face with the one side of the collar - other than that I like the coat and would recommend it!

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

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