Waterproof Running Jackets

Back in 2017 I wrote a blog post on waterproof running jackets that met UTA requirements.

Many of the jackets listed are discontinued or no longer available, so I thought it was time for an update.

Choosing a jacket can be a bit overwhelming.

If you haven’t already done so check out my post on 6 things to consider when buying a running jacket.

There are two main things to keep in mind when choosing a jacket. Your why, and cost.

With those two factors in mind, you also need to keep in mind that the Durable Waterproof Rating aka DWR has a major roll in cost.

Think of your rain jacket as an investment. Once you purchase it, you will have it for years (I’ve had mine for going on 4 years, and it has been one of my best purchases).

The higher the DWR rating the higher the cost.

Not all jackets list their DWR rating, which is really frustrating. Therefore I’ve only listed the jackets that I could confirm their DWR rating.

All links listed are for the female jackets.

With all that in mind, let’s go shopping.

Ultimate Direction Ultra Jacket worn at SCC

Jackets under $100

  • Cape Pack it Rain Jacket $69.99 from Anaconda
    • This Jacket is non-compliment for UTA requirements at 2,000/2,000 DWR
  • 3 Peaks Rainon Traveller Shell Women’s Jacket $74.90 from Wildfire Sports
    • This Jacket is non-compliment for UTA requirements at 3,000/5,000 DWR
  • Mac in a Sac Jacket $99.90 from Wildfire Sports
    • This Jacket is non-compliment for UTA requirements at 7,000/7,000 DWR

Jackets under $200

  • Marmot PreCip Eco Jacket $180 available at Anaconda, Wildearth & Wildfire Sports
    • Meets UTA requirements at 10,000/17,000 DWR
    • Comes in a range of colours
  • Cederberg Women’s Cottesloe Rain Jacket $159.99 at Anaconda
    • Meets UTA requirements at 10,000/10,00 DWR
  • Ultimate Directions Women’s Deluge Jacket $149.95 at Running Warehouse
    • Meets UTA requirements at 10,000/10,00 DWR
  • Föhn Womens Packable 2.5L Hooded Jacket $190.00 at Wiggle
    • Meets UTMB requirements at 20,000/20,000 DWR

Jackets under $300

  • Ultimate Directions Ultra 2.0 Jacket $279.95 from Running Warehouse
    • Meets UTMB requirements at 33,000/29,000 DWR
  • Salomon Lightning Race Waterproof Women’s Jacket $219.90 from Running Warehouse
    • Meets UTA requirements at 10,000/10,00 DWR
  • Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket $249.95 from Bogong
    • Meets UTMB requirements at 25,000/30,000 DWR
    • Comes in a variety of colours and sizes

All jackets listed are for full RRP. You may find them cheaper on sale of if you are a club member.

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