5 Jackets That Fit In Your Drink Belt

August 27, 2018

5 Jackets That Fit In Your Drink Belt

Here Comes Fall!

Fall weather means cooler temperatures and more precipitation. While athletes train through September, October, and November, having a lightweight jacket can be the difference between a great workout and a miserable one. Here are 5 jackets that will fit in your drink belt and provide protection from the elements.

 

MEC Farpoint Jacket

MEC Farpoint Jacket

 

Weight: 110g

Price: $115 CAD

Protection: Wind resistant, water resistant

Pockets: 1 Chest pocket

Hood: Yes

More Information: Men's Jacket - Women's Jacket

About: MEC's Farpoint Jacket is a a stretchy lightweight jacket that provides some protection from both wind and rain. The jacket stuffs into its chest pocket, weighs only 110 grams, and uses an elastic waist, wrist, and hood. It is only available from MEC but often goes on sale in selected colours. Rundle Sport's Marketing Manager and Managing Director both own this jacket and wear it religiously. 

 

Patagonia Houdini Jacket

Patagonia Houdini Jacket

 

Weight: 100g

Price: $120 CAD

Protection: Windproof, water resistant

Pockets: 1 Chest pocket

Hood: Yes

More Information: Men's Jacket - Women's Jacket

About: Patagonia's Houdini Jacket has been around for a long time and was originally intended as a lightweight climbing windbreaker. It's versatility has allowed it to become a popular jacket for climbing, running, and cycling, and we think it would be an an excellent pick for roller skiing. It is highly breathable and completely windproof. It also has an adjustable hood and waist cinch and uses elastic wrist cuffs. The men's Houdini is available in 10 colours and the women's Houdini is available in 9 colours. The jacket can be purchased online or at Patagonia dealers.

 

Salomon Fast Wing Jacket (Men's)

Salomon Fast Wing Jacket

Weight: 90g

Price: $140 CAD

Protection: Wind resistant, water resistant

Pockets: 1 Chest pocket

Hood: No

More Information: Men's Jacket

About: Salomon's Fast Wing Jacket is a lightweight running jacket made with double rip-stop nylon. The jacket has elastic wrist cuffs and an elastic waist, and small underarm vents to help dump heat and moisture built up within the jacket. The 1 chest pocket doubles as a stuff-sack and has a pass-through for headphone cables. This is the lightest jacket in our list and also the only jacket without a hood. If you're not a fan of hoods then the Fast Wing Jacket is likely your best bet.

 

Salomon Lightning Wind Hoodie (Women's)

Salomon Lightning Wind Hoodie

Weight: 95g

Price: $150 CAD

Protection: Wind resistant, water resistant

Pockets: 1 Chest pocket

Hood: Yes

More Information: Women's Jacket

About: Salomon's Lightning Wind Hoody is a lightweight running jacket built with a nylon and polyester blend. It has a fitted shape, reflective accents on the front and back, and weighs a measly 95g. The jacket is designed to be breathable and wick away sweat while still providing protection from wind and light precipitation.

 

Arc'teryx Norvan SL Jacket 

Arc'teryx Norvan SL Hoody

 

Weight: 120g

Price: $440 CAD

Protection: Windproof, Waterproof

Pockets: None

Hood: Yes

More Information: Men's Jacket - Women's Jacket

About: Making a waterproof jacket small enough to fit in a drink belt is no easy feat, which helps explains the $440 price tag on Arc'teryx's Norvan SL Jacket. The Norvan SL is the only jacket in our jacket list that is waterproof, and it uses a Gore-Tex material that doesn't need a face fabric. What results is an incredibly lightweight, packable, and breathable waterproof and windproof jacket. If you’re looking for a lightweight waterproof jacket, this is an exceptional, although expensive, option. 

 

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