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CMOTDibbler Thu 06-Feb-14 18:08:45

My cheapo Karrimor one managed to destroy its zip yesterday, and now I have nothing rain repellant/waterproof to run in.

Any recommendations before I buy a new jacket?
Something light and breathable, and that won't be too hot as I get vvvv hot running. Doesn't need to be uber waterproof, but deal with days like yesterday when I was 3km from home and the heavens opened.

CMOTDibbler Fri 07-Feb-14 11:38:42

Am I doomed to the cheapy?

Pleaseputyourshoeson Fri 07-Feb-14 16:30:48

I have a Ronhill one which was cheap n cheerful. It's not the most attractive in the world - high viz stripes going through it - but it keeps you dry ish and best of all dries in a flash so I always bung it in the washing machine and then it comes out and is dry really quick. I don't really wear it for real warmth more to keep the wind out and the rain a bit and it ties light as feather round my waist if i don't want it.

manyhands Fri 07-Feb-14 18:19:06

I got a montaine one in the sweatshop sale was down to £53 from £140, brilliant, I actually stay dry.

CMOTDibbler Fri 07-Feb-14 19:03:28

Pleaseputyourshoeson - is that the Ron Hill Vizion one? Sounds like what I need

Pleaseputyourshoeson Fri 07-Feb-14 19:20:00

I think so.

BlueChampagne Sat 08-Feb-14 22:50:47

I have a Ronhill I was given as present but haven't tested it on a long run.

Anjelika Mon 10-Feb-14 13:08:27

I've got the Ronhill Vizion Windlite jacket and really like it. It looks to be on offer at quite a few places right now - certainly less than the £50 I paid just before Xmas!

brainwashed Tue 18-Feb-14 17:55:42

I have the ronhill vision storm one...really windproof and keeps me dry too. Don't get too hot/sweaty either. I also love that it comes with a flashing light that attaches to the back [ smile] Also love that it is very fitted so that if I'm racing on freezing days I can wear my vest and number over it!
Bit more pricy than some others but I love it.

CMOTDibbler Tue 18-Feb-14 18:40:34

Thanks for the recs, I'll get a Ron Hill. Def want something fitted so it doesn't flap

BlueChampagne Fri 28-Feb-14 22:42:30

Ronhill tested in rain today - a bit boil in the bag but at current temps that's not a problem. Suspect you have to spend £££ for really breathable, though haven't got Vision Storm brainwashed.

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