SportHill Wind Shield II Jacket
Even though the only reason I bought it was for running…
Price Paid: $165
Even though the only reason I bought it was for running in the winter, I expected way more from this jacket after shelling out $165 ($180 after Chicago taxes). It's certainly warm enough, but so are three layers of cotton. After only two runs in mild precipitation, the beading-up properties in the rain are completely gone. SportHill says it "handles rain and snow." If by "handle" they mean soak up rain and snow like a sponge, then this jacket performs well. You do not want this sopping mess on your body when you're running in the cold. The look is totally cool, the function totally sucks. For wearing to Starbucks, not for running.
Here's what other sites are saying:
When you know you're going to sweat your butt off, and it isn't because of the outdoor temperature, zip up the Sporthill Men's Wind Shield II Jacket. Put on those skate skis and hit the winter trail with this insulated and wind-blocking jacket. Coated with DWR, the Wind Shield II handles rain and snow to keep you dry. The elliptical hem has a slight drop tail to give you the coverage you need with a stylish look. Two side zip pockets and inside drop pockets give you plenty of room for energy gels, car keys, and some cash. Reflective splicing on the front and back of this winter aerobic jacket keeps you safe at night.
Save 30%-60% at REI-Outlet.com! Closeout. Curved hem has slightly dropped tail for good coverage. Designed for high output and maximum mobility, the Wind Shield offers exceptional protection, stretch and ventilation. Full-length front zipper features an inside storm flap and chin guard. Laminated MicroNylon overlay offers exceptional weather protection; Durable Water Repellent finish repels snow and rain. Reflective piping increases visibility in low light. Swift fabric offers insulation, breathability and stretch; moisture wicking and windblocking for high-octane winter sports. This high-performance jacket for cold weather is great for winter activities from skiing and snowshoeing to running. Two on-seam side zip pockets stow small essentials. Winter warmer cuffs feature inner cuffs to seal out drafts and keep wrists warm and toasty.