Best Men's Running Jackets 2021

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The best men’s running jackets can make all the difference when the weather turns unexpectedly.

Running jackets are built to keep you shielded from the elements, whatever they might be. Cut from lightweight, technical fabrics for weather protection or packed with insulation to keep you warm, these men’s running jackets are top of their class.

You’re sure to find a different piece that works for you, but we think these are the best men’s running jackets around today:

[Updated March 10, 2021. This article is part of the Best Running Clothes 2021 Buyer’s Guide.]

Brooks Canopy Jacket

The men’s Brooks Canopy Jacket is your shelter from the storm.

Brooks made the weather-resistant Canopy Jacket to shed rain when you’re moving fast. The jacket does that thanks to its 100 percent ripstop polyester fabric, which Brooks calls DriLayer Seal, and hood that keeps precipitation out of your face (and hair).

But keeping water from getting in is only good if it also lets moisture out, so Brooks made the Canopy super breathable, too. The jacket lets heat and sweat escape to avoid feeling clammy on mile two of your long run.

Designed to pack down into a zip pocket with an elastic band that slips over your arm, you can easily carry the men’s Brooks Canopy Jacket with you anytime you’re unsure about the weather.

On Weather Jacket

Function and fashion blend effortlessly in the men’s On Weather Jacket, making it one of the best men’s running jackets you can buy today.

On carefully designed every element of the Weather Jacket for top performance. Start with the lightweight fabric: The Japanese polyester-elastane blend breathes easily, stretches with you and resists tearing. Plus, On gave it a durable water repellent finish to make sure rain rolls off.

The hood will also shelter you from Mother Nature. An adjustable elastic strap helps keep the hood on your head, and a substantial bill keeps precipitation out of your face.

Designers gave the men’s Weather Jacket a zippered chest pocket that you can pack the entire jacket into, making it easy to bring along when the weather is unpredictable. Next time the forecast calls for rain, take shelter in the On Weather Jacket.

Craft Avd Charge Jacket

The men's Craft Adv Charge Jacket gives you weather-resistant performance in a minimalist package.

Craft designed the Adv Charge Jacket from a lightweight polyester fabric. The woven fabric deflects wind and resists water to protect you from the elements when the weather turns bad.

Perforations on the back help vent heat and moisture to keep you comfortable, and zippered hand pockets hang onto your stuff. Elastic cuffs keep your sleeves in place, while elastic tape in the hood ensure a snug fit.

With a semi-relaxed fit* for streamlined performance, the men's Craft Adv Charge Jacket delivers the performance you need without weighing you down.

*The Craft Adv Jacket runs a little slimmer than some brands. If you're between sizes, go with the larger size for the best fit.

How We Picked the Best Men’s Running Jackets

The best men’s running jackets for you comes down to personal preferences. Fit, features and style all play a role in finding the right one. But there are things that set some jackets apart from the rest.

We picked the best running jackets for men based on a combination of real-life use, quality of materials, details and our own top-sellers lists. With all of that in mind, we picked men’s running jackets that lived up to our own personal (and professional) expectations.

Standing Behind Our Picks

We’re confident this gear is some of the best you’ll find, but we don’t want you to get stuck with running shoes or apparel that don’t work for you. That’s why we offer our Happy Fit Guarantee.

Our return policy means you have 60 days to put your gear to work. Wear it, run in it, wash it. If you’re not satisfied with the way it looks, fits or performs, we’ll take it back within 60 days and give you a full refund.

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