Men's Essential Run Jacket

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$75.00 $49.00
Style #210245

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What every runner needs: a lightweight, water-resistant jacket with front-to-back retroreflectivity. Another nice touch? The zippers on the pockets have easily grabbable pulls -- even if you've got gloves on, you'll be able to open and close them. A great layering piece for spring and fall.


John "The Penguin" Bingham loves this jacket: "There are plenty of good ones out there, but for me the number one pick has to be the new Brooks Essential Run Jacket in the dayglo yellow. No, it’s not subtle, and that’s the point. If you’re going to be out there running on the roads you want to be seen.... This jacket can be seen."

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

 


  • Climate: 40 to 65 F
  • Fit: Semi-Fitted

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Essential Run Jacket
 
4.0

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (15)
  • Breathable (12)
  • Comfortable (11)
  • Windproof (10)
  • Dries quickly (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Running (12)
    • Cold / extreme (7)
    • Casual wear (6)
    • Wet weather (6)
    • Hiking (5)
      • Fit:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        57% 

        (8 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        93% 

        (13 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8), Casual/ recreational (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Pretty darn great jacket!

    I gave my husband this jacket for his birthday to use during his fall runs, and so far he really likes everything about it. He uses it during fairly cold morning runs and it...Read complete review

    I gave my husband this jacket for his birthday to use during his fall runs, and so far he really likes everything about it. He uses it during fairly cold morning runs and it keeps him plenty warm. Great purchase!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice jacket but XXL is not really XXL

    I bought this because I needed something hi-vis and lighter than the full-on mountain parka stuff I wear when it's raining hard.Anyways, overall this is a very nice jacket but two things really detract...Read complete review

    I bought this because I needed something hi-vis and lighter than the full-on mountain parka stuff I wear when it's raining hard.Anyways, overall this is a very nice jacket but two things really detract from the "5" I wanted to give it:1) For some reason the outdoors/athletic/etc market has decided that even large people (6'1", 255, football player build) do not need exercise or outdoor gear, and ergo the few products they even make in XXL (and fogettabout XXXL) are NOT REALLY TRUE XXL. This thing is NOT NOT NOT a true XXL. Oh, it appears large enough, but apparently Brooks' designers (just like all the other pinheads in clothing design) believe that even a true XXL guy should have thin waifish arms and scrawny shoulders and a narrow waist. The result is an XXL jacket that does NOT NOT NOT fit like an XXL. It is rather clearly an XL-T with just smidgeon more in some of the seams. When I put it on over even a t-shirt it is tight, the shoulders bind, etc2) The music (mp3) player pocket is a very nice touch but is JUST SMALL enough that it won't fit anything approaching a classic or full-sized iPod or similar. Huh??? They put an mp3 pocket in there, [...] then make it just small enough that it won't fit the single most popular mp3 player in the world!?!?!?!Other than those two beefs, I love this jacket fiver stars, but just cannot.

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    4.0

    Nice Jacket

    By JB

    from Central KY

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Running

      Comments about Essential Run Jacket:

      I caught this jacket on sale online. I really like it. Other than the drawstring cord snapping after 1 week of use, it has done a good job. Seems slightly too big for me. I would recommend it!

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

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good JAcket

      By BrooksBeliever23

      from Holmen, WI

      About Me Competitive Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Water resistant
      • Wind resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Cold Weather
        • Running

        Comments about Essential Run Jacket:

        The jacket is quite nice. However, as a runner it seems to have some flaws. For me, the jacket sleeves seem to be a bit restricting. FOr instance, when running a speed workout and working on form when my arms move up the entire jacket goes up...or in my case it actually ended up ripping just beneath the armpit area. It works well with distance running (I am a distance runner and have had no problems on long runs, etc.) but for sprinting/speed it seems restrictive. Overall, good product, but can still be improved.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great Product

        By Kolten

        from South Carolina

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Waterproof
        • Windproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Weather
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about Essential Run Jacket:

          Great jacket, nearly 100% water and wind proof. Ive done a run in a very high wind situation and it was perfect. And this morning it was raining, again perfectly dry. The jacket is a little bit longer than I would prefer and a bit baggy in the stomach. And this is judging by a large; which fit great in the arms.

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

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          5.0

          excellent!

          By swimbikerun

          from NE US

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Lightweight
          • Windproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Weather
            • Running

            Comments about Essential Run Jacket:

            I use this on runs when it's <40F. Works great. The fit allows layering. Also one of the few jackets that fit my long arms comfortably. Very windproof.

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

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Brooks has what TNF and UA does not.

            By Southpaw

            from Chicago,IL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish
            • Waterproof
            • Windproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Running

              Comments about Essential Run Jacket:

              Brooks has what the Northface and Under Armour doesn't.

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

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