Men's Silver Bullet Jacket II

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$170.00 $110.00
Style #210525

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Run efficiently and far with the smart thermal properties of the Silver Bullet. Lined with an aluminum membrane, this jacket contains the heat you create to keep it 70 degrees and sunny, all winter long.

• Fit: Semi-fitted
• Windproof, water-resistant, breathable fabric
• Full-front zip with draft flap
• Two side zip pockets and internal media pocket
• Stowable, articulated hood has easy cinch construction
• Cozy cuffs with thumbholes and flip-mitt
• 360° of retroreflectivity

  • use: Running
  • Climate: 40F and below
  • Fit: Semi-Fitted
  • Thumbholes: Yes
  • Drawstring: No
  • Zipper Garage: Yes
  • Number of Pockets: 3
  • Reflectivity: 360 degrees of Retroreflectivity
  • Waterproof: No
  • Water-Resistent: Yes
  • Type of Pockets: 2 Zippered Side Pockets, Internal Moisture-Proof Media Pocket
  • Windproof: Yes
  • Fabric Breakdown: Main Body: 100% polyester face/aluminum membrane/100% nylon tricot; Side Panels: 86% nylon/14% polyurethane

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4.6

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (11)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Durable (3)
  • Warm (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wet weather (7)
    • Cold weather (3)
    • Trail running (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        73% 

        (8 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Wow. What a jacket!

    I spent way too much time on-line and in stores trying to find a Winter (less than 35 degree) jacket to replace my Patagonia for a few months. I chose this based on...Read complete review

    I spent way too much time on-line and in stores trying to find a Winter (less than 35 degree) jacket to replace my Patagonia for a few months. I chose this based on previous edition reviews, I wanted a hood and just to try the technology behind it.

    In my opinion, Brooks does a horrible job marketing/selling this jacket. It is so much better than what you see on-line even on this site.

    First day out today in Southern Maine. 35 degrees, pre-dawn, no wind and no sun for the most part. The very first thing you notice is that is almost feels like going from an off the rack jacket to a tailored suit. The sleeves have extra material that fall right on the back of your hand (I was wearing gloves) and it just feels like it hits you in the right spot. Was not a big deal to get to my watch, and the built in hand warmers I guess could work well when it gets warmer. I will try and repost another review in different conditions.

    The collar is tall and cozy, and by the first mile I had already unzipped it to vent some heat. This material is crazy. I still can't believe how a jacket this light keeps you that warm. I had a long sleeve Champion workout shirt (so not a compression shirt and heavier than an Under Armour technical shirt) and I am probably going to try a lighter long sleeve shirt (like what you would wear running in just your long sleeve shirt of choice) next time out in similar temps.

    I am 6'2" and 230LBS. Average runs are ~8 miles and early mornings at least 3 days per week, so depending on the time of year the sun is up or coming up during the run. Not a sprinter but not a slug either. I am in the 48+ plus chest range and ordered up for an XXL. I am glad I did for the mobility and room in the shoulders, but if I were the same height but a smaller build, would recommend an XL. The length is below my hips, which is great for protection and some coverage wearing running pants/tights.

    There was no wind and really no sun to speak of today, so I can't comment yet on what this is like on a windy day. It certainly does feel windproof, but time will tell. I got the Green and the color is much better in person. Not dark at all, and the Black side sections are where the venting happens. The iPod pocket seems to be in a good place centered near the zipper and I didn't notice it at all during the run.

    I read some other reviews about feeling "clammy" from being too warm. I can see where that can come from if you have too much on under this jacket and it is not cold enough. In my mind, all jackets are a compromise. I would rather be warm and clammy than cold and a little more dry. If you get too hot, unzip the front or lift your arms for a minute is my take on it. You can always cool off....you can't warm up. I felt at least 3 times during my route how much better I felt than the same temps in my other jacket 2 days ago. Extra warmth = feel better = run better.

    All in all, I am pretty stoked with this purchase and can see using it into the low 40's with a short sleeve shirt underneath. Time will tell.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A little too slim for big men (even XXL)

    Most runners are likely slim, so this jacket would work great for them, but my husband who is tall and a larger man felt very uncomfortable in this jacket. He runs and works...Read complete review

    Most runners are likely slim, so this jacket would work great for them, but my husband who is tall and a larger man felt very uncomfortable in this jacket. He runs and works out regularly, but just has a larger frame, and the XXL size was still VERY tight on him. I understand the need to be a little more fitted to keep out wind and hold in warmth, but a little more breathing room for the XL or XXL sizes is needed at a minimum.

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    5.0

    Wow! Amazing! Love it!

    By Jamie G.

    from lincoln, nebraska

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Deatils
    • Lightweight
    • Smart Details
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold
      • Endurance Training
      • Trail Running
      • Wet Weather
      • Windy

      This jacket is simply the best. Light weight but very soft, not like a crinkly rain shell. The cut is fabulous, long and slender. I love the kaddywompus front zip, it lands just to the side of your chin under a very generous protection flap that snaps closed. The hood is great, not some afterthought barely usable plastic bag thing like some jackets have stashed in the collar. The hood is larger cut but with bungees around the perimeter to snug it up, even having a small "brim" like front to it, and of course it is lined with the aluminum membrane like the rest of the jacket.
      The "cuffins" are great, fold over mitts for your hands built into the jacket. Ventilation under the arms and sides is great. Pockets galore!
      The best part is how warm this thing keeps you though! A true winter winner! I wish every running item for winter I owned was from the Silver Bullet line! It feels so much like a spring weight rainshell but yet it is a heavyweight hitter!
      Bravo Brooks!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great winter jackey

      By fbbbrown

      from Greensburg, PA

      About Me Professional Athlete

      Brooks Inspire Daily (I.D.) Member

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Pricy
      • Tight Under Arms

      Best Uses

      • Cold
      • Dry Weather
      • Wet Weather
      • Wind

      I was looking for a winter jacket and I found a good one. It provides cold blocking and wind protection. I'm 5'7" & 150# and found this jacket tighter under the arms more than like., but it's alright. It does what it says keeps you warm, lightweight and has stretch fabric in the right locations. Note, The collar is high on this jacket it covers my entire neck.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Jacket

      By R Venom

      from Greensboro, NC

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Cold Weather
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold weather
        • Wet Weather

        I bought this jacket as a replacement for a PI softshell I ran in all last winter and could not be happier.

        I have worn this jacket in temps as low as 16 and as high as 34. using only a thin merino wool baselayer. It kept me warm right from the start and I never felt like I was over heating. Just as the product description says, you really seem to stay at the same temperature.

        I have also worn the jacket in two different rain runs and had no issues. The thumbholes/half mitts are also nice. The elastic band at the bottom keeps it from rising up.

        This jacket is amazing light and compact too. I never thought it would work as well as it does but...

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great jacket for cold weather running

        By KC runner

        from Kansas City

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running
          • Wet Weather

          Jacket is very light and feels very good on the body. I was a little surprised that collar is a bit bulky but that's because there is a hood hidden inside. Jacket zips pretty high up and provides very good coverage against the wind.

          Make no mistake this is a true cold weather jacket. Is there such thing is too warm?

          I usually run with a base layer and a jacket during winter time.

          My first experience wearing the jacket was a 5 miler with temperatures in the teens and decent north wind. I got hot about two miles in and unzipped half way down to cool off.

          My second experience wearing it was a weekend long run with temperatures in the 25-30 range, sunny, no wind. Started out fully zipped up, by mile two, I opened the zipper half way and kept it in the position for entire run. Still was hot with that weather.

          This jacket is designed for those mornings when it's cloudy, windy and temperatures hover in the teens or single digits. Perfect winter attire.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too big
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Excellent jacket

          By Andrew

          from Bethlehem, PA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Very Very Warm
          • Very Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Weather Running
            • Snowstorms
            • Trail Running

            This jacket looks great, is extremely comfortable and surprisingly warm. As others have mentioned, the picture on this website doesn't do it much justice. It has a nice, very fitted look! In spite of how slim this thing is, you can still layer stuff underneath it.

            I've had this jacket for almost a month now and I have been using it almost every day due to the cold weather. When I first went out in this thing, I was shocked at how warm it kept me, considering how it is incredibly thin and lightweight! If the temperature is in the 30s, I will usually end up unzipping the top at some point to allow some heat to ventilate. The collar keeps your neck extremely warm. The big vertical line on the front is reflective.

            The hood normally hides inside the collar with a zipper enclosure. I went for a run in a snowstorm the other night when the wind chills were in the negative and I actually used the hood because the snow was falling hard and fast... and I discovered an interesting feature: There is a cord which goes across your lower forehead and then down and around the sides of your head, going along your temples and underneath your ears... and it can be easily tightened from the back. This thing is great... it keeps the wind & elements out nicely and comfortably!

            Yesterday, I went on another run with negative wind chills and I decided to wear my Heater Hog LS underneath, since it was a slower, longer run with a friend of mine... this shirt/jacket combination worked quite nicely, but I think that if I was running at normal speed, I probably would've been too hot, even in those temps! Most of the time, I wear a light spandex base layer underneath.

            I have provided a low-quality selfie in an attempt to show the nice-looking slim fit of this jacket. I am 5'11", 150 lbs. and wear this in size XS.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size

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            3.0

            A little too slim for big men (even XXL)

            By Big Guys Run Too

            from New York, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Warm
            • Wind-proof

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

              Most runners are likely slim, so this jacket would work great for them, but my husband who is tall and a larger man felt very uncomfortable in this jacket. He runs and works out regularly, but just has a larger frame, and the XXL size was still VERY tight on him. I understand the need to be a little more fitted to keep out wind and hold in warmth, but a little more breathing room for the XL or XXL sizes is needed at a minimum.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels full size too small
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A shield against the elements

              By Phil, the Fleet-Foot

              from Edmond, OK

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight
              • Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cold weather
                • Wet Weather

                I ran my first marathon in this jacket. The grim specter of winter bore down on me with freezing rain and below-freezing temperatures. I don't even want to mention the wind chill, but this jacket shielded me from it all.

                I was warm and toasty for my entire run -- as soon as I got running. I actually got so hot that I had to unzip it from time-to-time to let myself cool off, but the bottom line is that you need to buy this jacket is temperatures go sub-freezing.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Suprisingly warm and wind proof

                By In Colorado

                from Golden, CO

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Was very suprised by the warmth of this jacket given its extreme thinness (relative to similar jackets) and for such a lightweight product. It is absolutely wind proof. My first test was on a breezy day with the temperature hanging at 13 degF. As a base layer, I wore my thinnest/lightest moisture wikcing pull over, one that I typically wear in late spring and early-late fall when morning temps are about 40 degF.

                    I was never cold and simply did not feel the cold wind (again the outside temp was 13 degF). I especially appreciate the form fitting "skirt" which fit nicely down to just above crotch level. This absolutely locked out the wind from blowing up my back (a complaint I have with most jackets). Also the inside of the neck collar has a soft warm material that fits comfotably round the next locking out airflow from that direction. The lightness of the jacket made me feel like I was running in springtime-weight gear, and the jacket's semi-fitted cut and lines may it very easy to manueuver. No bunched up fabric to make that annoying "whoosh whoosh" sound while I was running. Given that I am bulkier and more broad shouldered than your typical avid runner (5'11" and 190 lbs, and run 5.5 miles 6 days a week, year round, rain or shine) I was suprised at how well this jacket fit me, and it made me look smart!

                    I haven't tested this in wet weather yet, but so far I am very impressed. My only regret is not being able to purchase the Silver Bullet running pant (my size is completely out of stock on Brooks and every major/minor retailer).

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Cold weather running

                    By Mark

                    from Wisconsin

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cold Weather Running

                      I bought this jacket to be a warm light weight winter running jacket. So for I have used the jacket down to twenty degrees with one base layer and I was still warm. Today my run was down to fourteen degrees with winds speeds of about 14 mph. I used The Silver Bullet Jacket II with two base layers and I was on the too warm side. I hoping that this jacket with two base layer will keep me warm down to O degrees runs I think it will but only time will tell.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Wow. What a jacket!

                      By AM Runner

                      from Southern Maine

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          I spent way too much time on-line and in stores trying to find a Winter (less than 35 degree) jacket to replace my Patagonia for a few months. I chose this based on previous edition reviews, I wanted a hood and just to try the technology behind it.

                          In my opinion, Brooks does a horrible job marketing/selling this jacket. It is so much better than what you see on-line even on this site.

                          First day out today in Southern Maine. 35 degrees, pre-dawn, no wind and no sun for the most part. The very first thing you notice is that is almost feels like going from an off the rack jacket to a tailored suit. The sleeves have extra material that fall right on the back of your hand (I was wearing gloves) and it just feels like it hits you in the right spot. Was not a big deal to get to my watch, and the built in hand warmers I guess could work well when it gets warmer. I will try and repost another review in different conditions.

                          The collar is tall and cozy, and by the first mile I had already unzipped it to vent some heat. This material is crazy. I still can't believe how a jacket this light keeps you that warm. I had a long sleeve Champion workout shirt (so not a compression shirt and heavier than an Under Armour technical shirt) and I am probably going to try a lighter long sleeve shirt (like what you would wear running in just your long sleeve shirt of choice) next time out in similar temps.

                          I am 6'2" and 230LBS. Average runs are ~8 miles and early mornings at least 3 days per week, so depending on the time of year the sun is up or coming up during the run. Not a sprinter but not a slug either. I am in the 48+ plus chest range and ordered up for an XXL. I am glad I did for the mobility and room in the shoulders, but if I were the same height but a smaller build, would recommend an XL. The length is below my hips, which is great for protection and some coverage wearing running pants/tights.

                          There was no wind and really no sun to speak of today, so I can't comment yet on what this is like on a windy day. It certainly does feel windproof, but time will tell. I got the Green and the color is much better in person. Not dark at all, and the Black side sections are where the venting happens. The iPod pocket seems to be in a good place centered near the zipper and I didn't notice it at all during the run.

                          I read some other reviews about feeling "clammy" from being too warm. I can see where that can come from if you have too much on under this jacket and it is not cold enough. In my mind, all jackets are a compromise. I would rather be warm and clammy than cold and a little more dry. If you get too hot, unzip the front or lift your arms for a minute is my take on it. You can always cool off....you can't warm up. I felt at least 3 times during my route how much better I felt than the same temps in my other jacket 2 days ago. Extra warmth = feel better = run better.

                          All in all, I am pretty stoked with this purchase and can see using it into the low 40's with a short sleeve shirt underneath. Time will tell.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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