The Top Layer is your protection from rain, wind and snow during the winter. They keep you dry so your other layers work functionally.
Most outer layers are wind resistant, water resistant and coated with a durable water-repellant (DWR) finish, while others use a waterproof membrane that breathes while keeping water out. When deciding what outer layer to wear when you're running in the cold, check the weather—consistently wet weather calls for a waterproof jacket, while dry conditions offer the opportunity to wear a softer, water-resistant jacket.
Whether you're running in consistently wet weather or dry conditions, our Top Layer picks have got you covered: