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The Best Waterproof Running Gear

Waterproof Your Run

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We love getting outside for a good long run, but sometimes the weather can seriously mess with our workout itinerary. When that evening run you had planned seems it might wash away before your eyes, don't let the weather leave you stuck inside on the treadmill. The rain (or snow, depending on where you live) can actually be doable with the right gear (and if you follow these Top 5 Tips for Safe Spring Runs). We rounded up a full array of waterproof and water-resistant workout wear to help you power through, whether that's on a trail, a court, or hitting the pavement. Happy puddle-jumping!

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Arc'teryx Norvan SL Hoodie Jacket

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Running on trails or the road will be no problem in one of the most breathable Gore-Tex jackets. It's perfectly packable, and sports a fitted hood, elastic bottom hem, and a watertight front zip for optimal water protection. ($299;

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Garmin Vívoactive

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This GPS smart watch comes complete with apps for multiple sports and tracks everything. It's low-profile and has a 5 ATM water rating, so you can run, swim, and shower with it on with no problems. ($220;

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Ghost 8 GTX Sneakers

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Sneakers are key for almost every workout, and these are no exception. These Brooks have major adaptive cushioning and flexible grooves, but it's the Gore-Tex membrane (waterproof and breathable) that make this version of their most popular shoe the perfect fit for rainy running. ($150; (Find more of The Best Sneakers to Crush Your Workouts In.)


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Mophie Juice Pack H2PRO

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If you run with your phone, this backup battery cover doubles as a rain shield (with watertight ports proofed up to 1.2 meters). It also has military-grade drop protection, should it slip out of your hand or armband while on the go. ($130;

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UA Storm Layered Up Vest

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UnderArmour's "UA Storm" tech is made of highly water-resistant performance fabric, so it repels rain and snow while maintaining breathability. It also boasts zipper pockets, a slim silhouette, and reflective logos so you can be safe and be seen on the go. ($75;


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Nike Lunarglide 7 Flash

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Lightweight and supportive, these sneakers will take you the extra miles—not to mention, their reflective, water-repellent upper keeps you visible and dry in the rainiest conditions. The Flyknit construction has a durable finish and three-layer mesh in the toe box to keep water out while still allowing breathability. ($140;

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Sealskinz Waterproof Beanie

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For chilly, rainy weather, this knitted beanie is an no-brainer. It has a micro-fleece lining for breathability and warmth, and an acrylic outer knit to repel water, block the wind, and keep your head dry on the run. ($40; (Still cold where you are? We've got Your Ultimate Cold-Weather Gear Guide.)

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Ghost Lite Pro Jacket

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Mountain Hardwear makes this lightweight wind shell ideal for running when rain is imminent. It has an adjustable hood and side pockets, and packs up small if the weather clears up and you need to shed layers. ($130;

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Columbia Watertight Cap

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This cap's Omni-Tech construction makes it waterproof and breathable, but it'll still wick away sweat. The fit is small, so it won't get it your way while running or cycling through the elements, but it will keep you safe from them. ($30;

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Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones

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Workout with no strings thanks to wireless Apple earphones. They'll let you keep your phone protected elements while listening to your playlist via Bluetooth. These were built with runners in mind, resisting sweat and rain and boasting a no-slip grip for answering calls and changing volume. ($200; (Find The Best Headphones for Every Situation.)

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Sugoi Zap Pack Cover

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If you already have a running or hiking pack you love for the trails or the road, this cover will keep it dry in unexpected downpours. The waterproof fabric is reflective for low visibility roads, plus there's a loop for attaching it to your bike light in case of rain while cycling. ($45;

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Climastorm Running Jacket

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Adidas collaborated with Stella McCartney to make your new favorite running jacket for the elements: It's breathable and water-repellant with glossy snakeskin detail. The best part? Inner backpack straps for when you want to shed a layer and not tie it around your waist. ($225;

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