I ended up having to return the Brooks running jacket I mentioned about in my previous post because I realized it was not waterproof (it is water-resistant), and realized I didn’t even need waterproof jacket! I already have an awesome and really cute water-resistant jacket that my boyfriend’s parents gave me for Christmas. After talking to a Brooks customer service rep online, he reminded me that with waterproof vs water resistant jackets, waterproof will keep rain out but reduces breathability. With water resistant jackets, it can keep rain out to a certain point but has much higher breathability. This is why runners prefer water resistant jackets over waterproof, so they don’t feel like they’re sweating in a sauna.
Since I noticed I already have my North Face jacket and water resistant Pearl Izumi jacket, I just wanted a fun travel jacket that I can wear to and from the gym, as well as for running outside. I got into a Lululemon kick which made me want everything in the store but couldn’t afford. I saw a very cute and floral printed jacket that matches the floral running shorts I bought the previous week. This is the Lululemon run: Travel to Track Jacket *print in Blurred Blossoms.
Here are some key features of the jacket I pulled from their site:
- reflective details add visibility in low light
- anti-stink Circle Mesh panels for ventilation in high-sweat areas
- breathable gradient mesh liner
- cinch the drawcord at the waist for a proper fit
- zipper garage will help keep your chin from getting chafed
- secure zipper pockets on the hip with a cord exit for your headphones
- interior pocket big enough to hold your passport
- stretchy cuffs help to keep out the wind
I ordered it on Wednesday night/Thursday morning at 1:45 a.m. and it arrived at my workplace on Friday! Quick shipping.
I absolutely love the jacket, but my only gripe is that the sleeves are long for my petite frame. I will make a full decision in the next 2 weeks if I want to keep for not, but so far, I love it! Here’s a PhotoGrid I took on my phone of me modeling my new jacket:
And just for kicks, I took a photo of me wearing ALL matchy matchy blurred blossom print with my headband, jacket, and shorts. This one is for LOLz.