Help!

(this is me trying to make a decision)

(this is me trying to make a decision)

I’m currently in the process of picking out a waterproof running jacket. I am not very good at making this type of decision. In fact, I’m terrible at it. So I’m enlisting your help!

These are the two jackets I’m deciding between:

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Yellow

This waterproof jacket weighs approximately 16 ounces. It includes a pocket on each side, a chest pocket and a small arm pocket. There is an adjustable hood and some very soft material to protect from zipper irritation. It is a somewhat heavier material that provides 3L weather protection. The jacket also includes pit zips for ventilation.

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Red

This waterproof jacket weighs approximately 10 ounces. It includes a pocket on each side, as well as a chest pocket. Once again, there is an adjustable hood, and a bit of soft material to protect from zipper irritation. It is a lighter material and would not provide as much warmth. This jacket also includes pit zips for ventilation.

Now it’s your turn! Vote “Yellow” or “Red” in the comments section and give me a reason why.

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12 Responses to Help!

  1. Yellow, it’s much more visible!

  2. Yellow looks better, but you will be able to use the red one in the Spring when it’s warmer and still raining, and can add another layer for warmth if you need to for now.
    I vote red!

  3. wanderwolf says:

    I agree with red. You’ll be able to use it longer. If it’s too cold now, you can still have a layer under it. If you have yellow and it’s too warm, then you’re stuck being too warm or not having a rain jacket…

  4. Jimmy K says:

    Gotta go with the red for the reasons stated above. Lighter to carry, as well….

  5. Red! While it may not be as warm, you can layer up to your desire underneath to make sure you’ll be at the perfect comfort level 🙂

  6. runsonsyrup says:

    Yellow — but that’s probably because lately on my runs, I’m FREEZING. You could always get a cheaper version of red in addition, for those warmer, rainy, spring runs.

  7. Marc Pelerin says:

    Yellow, simply for visibility factors.

  8. Tim says:

    Yellow – you’re not gonna get away with a single jacket anyway, and a more robust winter shell will provide when you need for a good while yet, esp with pit zips flapping. Bias: I trained for and ran the Beast 50 with a 32oz ounce ski shell and though the weight didn’t bug me so much, it did save my butt a bunch of times when the temps were low and the wind picked up.

  9. Red! Like skiing it’s always better to use a shell outer and layer for warmth. It’s so you can adjust as you warm up or cool down on the run. It’ll last you longer out of the winter season as well. Maybe see if they’ve got a hi-vis one in the same model?

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