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Best Women's Running Vests 2020

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The best women’s running vests will keep you warm in cold weather without restricting your movement when you want to pick up the pace.

Women’s running vests are ideal options for layering in really cold weather or wearing on their own on milder days. Engineered with technical fabrics to keep you dry, insulation for extra warmth and pockets to carry your stuff, you can find the right vest for your needs.

While there are countless options on the market today, we think these are the best women’s running vests:

[This article is part of the Best Running Clothes 2020 Buyer’s Guide.]

On Weather Vest

The women’s On Weather Vest combines precise details with premium materials to create one of the best women’s running vests around.

On used feathery materials to create the technical running vest—it weighs just 2.98 oz—but don’t call it a lightweight.

The women’s Weather Vest has a water-repellent coating on the front that keeps rain from soaking you through, and waterproof pockets keep all your essentials safe and dry. It has just enough stretch so you can move unrestricted, while an ultralight ripstop fabric boosts the vest’s durability.

While it doesn’t have any extra insulation, the women’s On Weather Vest is a light, weather-resistant piece that provides an additional layer of protection against unpredictable weather.

New Balance Radiant Heat Vest

Keeping your body heat in is key to staying warm in cold weather, but the women’s New Balance Radiant Heat Vest doesn’t stop there: It also reflects it back to you.

New Balance lined the women’s running vest with a metallic fabric that acts like a mylar blanket runners get after a marathon. The reflective material works with extra insulation to ensure your core stays warm.

Hand pockets make it more practical for carrying your essentials, and the athletic styling looks good on the move or out for drinks. Finished with a high collar that creates a seal against icy air, the New Balance Radiant Heat Vest is one of the best women’s running vests available.

Nike AeroLayer Vest

The women’s Nike AeroLayer Vest provides warmth and breathability to keep your temperature up on cold days without causing you to overheat once you get going.

Nike sandwiched a lightweight layer of polyester fill between a water-resistant shell on the outside and a liner on the inside. Engineers used a laser to cut tiny holes in the filling, which traps more heat without adding any weight.

A stretchy fabric on the back panel gives you the freedom to move however you want, and the full-zip front makes it a breeze to put on and take off.

Fitted with a high collar and a pair of front hand pockets, the women’s Nike AeroLayer Vest is perfect for running miles and running errands.

How We Picked the Best Women’s Running Vests

The best women’s running vests 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 vests apart from the rest.

We picked the best running vests for women 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 women’s running vests 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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