Wet-Weather running tops.

#1
Gents.

I know there is a wealth of info on google, and I am looking, plus visiting shops. But I would be grateful for any comments/opinions on wet-weather running kit by people who have used the stuff. What they tell you in the shop isn't always 100% as I have found out in the past.

I have used a light top, made from a parachute for many years now but it is a bit battered. No it doesn't keep the rain out, but it keeps the wind off and me warm(ish) and has proved practical, especially as I can just tie it round me waist and it is really light. In really inclement weather I do have heavier jackets, but I find that I don't get the sensation of being able to breathe, I sweat a lot and in short run less and not as well as usual.

What I would like to find is a light-weight top that allows me the sensation of breathing and doesn't asphixiate.
Trousers as well as I dislike lycra, though I do wear it. I am lucky here as when the sun is out I can use shorts, but it can get quite parky at times necesitating leggings.
What's good and on the market?
Thanks for any advice.
 
#2
Go to Sportshoes.com ( I think its a .com or .co.uk) They have some great offers on all price ranges, from their own Lite brand to Nike, Saucony Montagne etc. It is all pretty good kit, I usually get the own make stuff.
Good luck. Gash.
 
#3
Try something like the Montane Featherlite Smock, the same sort of idea as the zoot suit (but not parachute material), and folds away into about a fist size.

Good for running and also lives in my daysac/webbing as a nice little comfort item
 
#5
Thanks so far lads.
Johnboyzzz.
Underarmour top? I am out and expat. Wazzat? Where could I find it.
Thanks
 
#8
Thanks.
 
#9
johnboyzzz said:
http://www.underarmour.co.uk/

Underarmour is the buisness, Ive got a couple of tops I use, sucks sweat right off you, and keeps you fairly warm as well. It never fails to amuse, coming in off a run and having steam coming off me :D

Oh and its soft enough not to rip my nipples to bits 8O
 

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