Done right, running on a treadmill can give you just as satisfying a workout as running on city streets. However, there are also few things more boring than running in place, seeing the same things, and smelling the same stench of three-day old pizza whose source you still can’t find for an hour straight. If you can’t muster the patience necessary to get through the boredom of an indoor run, then you might as well brave the chill of the outdoors. Just make sure to add the Brooks Seattle Shell on top of your layers to get you through the cold.
Waterproof, windproof, and fully-breathable, this running jacket is designed to give you on-the-go shelter against inclement weather, so you can clear your daily running quota. Whether you’re doing five miles, ten, or as far as it takes to burn off all the beer you consumed Friday night (yeah… I’m not sure that’s how calories work, either), this outerwear should keep you warm and comfortable in the midst of wind, rain, and, hopefully, not a whole lot of snow.
The Brooks Seattle Shell is made from waterproof and breathable DriLayer SuperSeal fabric, which also boasts a four way stretch to support every movement you make during your runs. Fully seam-sealed, with a full-zip chin guard, draft flap, and brushed neck lining, it’s as closed-up as a jacket can get, ensuring there’s no room for chilly winds to make its way in. Features include an attached hood that can pack into the collar, zippered vents near each underarm for when things get a little too warm, zippered hand warmers with an inner security pocket, a zippered chest pocket, and 360-degree retro-reflectivity for nighttime runs.
Available now, the Brooks Seattle Shell is priced at $260.