Windproof jackets: compact and lightweight
One of the main advantages of these jackets is that they are easily compactable, which makes them especially functional garments. In fact, most models currently have a system to collect and compact the garment in one of its own sleeves or pockets, leaving it so compressed that it fits in one hand.
Another feature that makes them a tremendously functional garment is its lightness. The construction of these garments, mainly made of fabrics as light as polyamide, makes the weight of most of these light windbreaks is below 200 grams, in some cases reaching 100 grams. An authentic featherweight!
Fabrics with high drying capacity
Its construction uses synthetic fabrics such as polyamide or polyester, among others. The use of these synthetic fibers will be essential in the manufacture of these garments, since these synthetic materials have a high drying capacity and great breathability, characteristics that will be key to the good performance of a windbreaker jacket.
Which membranes are used
When buying a running windbreaker, it is important that you know thoroughly what fabrics and materials compose it in order to choose the model that best suits your needs. One of the fundamental elements of a windbreaker jacket are the windproof membranes that it can incorporate.
In the world of windproof membranes one of the most popular is undoubtedly Windstopper. Present in the vast majority of windproof running jackets, this fabric offers total protection against the wind without sacrificing excellent breathability while performing highly aerobic activities.
Other of the membranes that you will find in our trail running windbreaker collection are: ClimaPro, developed by the Salomon brand and that offers us good benefits in both wind protection and breathability; and HyVent, owned by the prestigious brand The North Face.
The importance of impermeability
Beyond its protection against the wind, another aspect that we should value from a windbreaker of trail running is its impermeability. It is usual that these garments have levels of impermeability that we could qualify as medium or even low, since they have values ??of water columns very close to the minimum required to be classified as waterproof, which is 10,000 mm.
Therefore it is advisable to review the indicators of these garments and choose the one that best suits our needs, since otherwise we could find problems with jacket permeability.
An alternative is running raincoats that incorporate higher performance membranes, such as Gore-Tex Active. In this sense, we can find specimens with water columns that exceed 20,000 mm and that will go hand-in-hand in sessions with a lot of exposure to water.
The alternative: running windproof vests
Another option that you have when equipping to enjoy a session of trail running is to equip with a good windproof vest for running. These garments, which apart from dispensing with the sleeves, preserve much of the construction of the jackets themselves and are a good alternative when choosing your garment.
These garments manage to be even lighter than their predecessors, precisely because they do not have sleeves. In fact some models of vests come to rub the 50 grams of weight.
Are you looking for a running windbreaker for men?
If what you are looking for are the best models in men's jackets, take a look at our extensive collection, in it you will find everything you need.
From jackets to vests, all in men's windbreaks
In the event that you look for maximum lightness in your garment, we recommend that you go through our collection of men's vests, perfect for those who seek the minimum weight and do not want to give up the protection of both the wind and the rain.
If, however, what you need is a jacket you can not miss our range of men's windbreaker jackets, where you will find a wide variety of models ranging from the most technical to the cheapest trail runners, including hooded garments. , or simple raincoats.
Find your windbreaker jacket for women
But not all are models for men, on our website you can also find women's windbreaker as we have a large collection that embraces an extensive list of models and brands. Do you want to discover it?
For those who are looking for maximum lightness, we recommend that you opt for a vest. These models achieve a level of extreme lightness (sometimes they touch 50 grams) while protecting us both from the wind and the rain.
If, on the other hand, you are looking for jackets for women, you can enjoy the wide range of possibilities and models that our collection offers you. From the simplest running windbreakers to the most technical, going through all the variants for women. And if what you are looking for is the best price, do not leave our collection because here you will find from windbreakers running women more exclusive to the cheapest jackets.
Windproof jackets for children
But if what you are looking for are not men's or women's clothes, but some copies for the smallest of the house do not hesitate to go through our collection. Lightweight and highly compactable, these waterproof and breathable will protect them both from the rain and the wind when they run outside.