|Zoot Performance Run Etherwind Jacket|
I've now had the opportunity to run in it through numerous temperatures ranging from 32 to 50 degrees as well as in rainy weather and windy weather. While it's not been that cold, I could see using this down to 30 degrees with a warmer winter shirt. In fact, I just wore it the other day and it was 33 degrees out and it was perfect with a winter running shirt. Lower than this, I go to a winter running jacket. I chose a medium jacket and it fits true to size.
The jacket is a very light weight wind jacket with DWR(Durable Water Repellent) that Zoot calls their Etherwind. While it will not last through a rainy monsoon run, it will keep you dry through a steady rain. I ran with it during 20 mph winds as well with much success. Not that I love running in that kind of weather but with the Zoot jacket, it sure makes it more comfortable to be out there. I've come to find over the years that with the right running clothes, you can remain outside in any weather.
It's an excellent wind jacket which is the main purpose of the jacket. The jacket keeps you warm and protected from the strongest wind. The jacket is very comfortable for anything under 50 degrees. While it has good ventilation, as the temps go up, it starts to feel too clammy for me and I typically just go to a long sleeve shirt.
A nice feature of the jacket is that you can easily fold up this jacket into a little ball and stuff it into the front pocket. You can see the pocket in the front near the Zoot name in the picture above. It can fold up into itself to about a six inch by five inch rectangular shape. Because of its flexibility, I was able to stuff it into part of my short/pants so I didn't have to hold it the entire run if I got too warm. As a bonus, you can also clip your iPod shuffle at the opening of the pocket to make it easy to use.
|Reflective piping and breathable open mesh back under the yellow|
|Zippered pockets and excellent quality|
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Thanks to Zoot Sports for giving me the opportunity to review this great jacket. I also tested the Zoot Recover 2.0 CRx Tights which you can read about HERE.
Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!
Note: I received this product in exchange for a review. All opinions of the product are my own and I was not required to give a particular opinion of it.