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2017 Running Gear Guide: Men’s Jackets

Check your excuses and get out the door on the worst weather days with the latest cold- and water-repelling shells.

$175, nike.com

Highlight: Stylish shell that repels really well

Although it’s technically not waterproof, the Shield impressively repels the elements with its breathable outer shell. With an athletic, free-moving fit, you’ll want to wear the Shield even when the weather isn’t lousy. The removable hood is awesome to have for days when it’s dumping rain and you want to keep your noggin dry.

$298, tracksmith.com

Highlight: Warm track jacket with modern updates

This piece lives up to its name and provides plenty of protection against the worst weather. Sleek and stylish, the Nor’easter’s stretch nylon shell allows you to move freely while repelling rain and keeping you dry. Its merino wool liner offers plenty of warmth—no need for much additional layering.

$99, thenorthface.com

Highlight: Good warm-up top that packs a bit of warmth

With a wild print that gets noticed, along with DWR coating to repel water, the Rapido Moda Jacket serves as a decent warmup top. Its woven outer layer with venting on the back will keep you warm and protect you from a moderate drizzle—plus it offers a bit of reflectivity.

$100, brooksrunning.com

Highlight: Lightweight performance that stows away

Despite a “barely there” feel, this lightweight, breathable shell does not skimp on performance. Water-resistant and windproof, the LSD Jacket will keep you comfortable in a light rain or provide a protective outer layer on a windy day. It even packs into a pocket if the sun comes out and a jacket is no longer necessary.

$85, underarmour.com

Highlight: Versatility paired with reflectivity

This fitted jacket provides a warm outer layer on a brisk morning while also repelling water when the rain starts falling. It’s well-ventilated so you don’t overheat but its long sleeves cover up your hands when they get cold. Reflective strips on the front and back make it an awesome early-morning or late-night option.