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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 like it might wash away before your eyes, don't let the weather leave you stuck inside on the treadmill. Running in the rain (or snow, depending on where you live) can actually be doable with the right gear (and if you follow these top five 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, on the court, or hitting the pavement. Happy puddle-jumping!

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Columbia Outdry Ex Caldorado Shell Jacket

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Taped seams and waterproof material ensure you stay completely dry, but this jacket also features incredible breathability, something that's pretty rare in waterproof active jackets. Underarm venting allows air to get in and flow out, so you don't feel like you're baking in your own sweat. ($199; columbia.com)

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Garmin Vívoactive

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This sleek watch does it all—in the rain. Track heart rate, distance, VO2 max, and more in any weather. ($270; rei.com)

(Related: Kate Spade Just Launched the Prettiest Touchscreen Smartwatch)

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Brooks Ghost 10 GTX Sneakers

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Because of its Gore-Tex upper, this sneaker can stand up to rain, snow, wind, and more—making it a great choice for running in "weather" all year round. And despite its heavy-duty exterior, it's still pretty lightweight, so you can keep your feet dry without feeling weighted down. ($150; brooksrunning.com

(Looking for something less hard-core? These are the best new running sneakers for logging spring miles.)

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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 you're on the go. ($130; mophie.com)

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New Balance NB Heat Hybrid Vest

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On chilly, rainy days, a water-resistant vest with a little insulation makes sense. Knit side panels provide mobility and comfort, and there are plenty of pockets for stashing on-the-go essentials. ($150; newbalance.com)

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Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX

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These might look hard-core, and that's because they are. Especially suitable for trail running (and muddy footpaths), these sneakers feature a completely waterproof construction with aggressive grippy soles, so you feel in control even in slippery conditions. ($160; salomon.com)

(Related: 8 Essential Safety Tips Every Trail Runner Should Know)

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Sealskinz Waterproof Beanie

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For chilly, rainy weather, this knitted beanie is a 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; sealskinz.com)

(Still cold where you are? We've got all the winter gear you'll need.)

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Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic Jacket

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Rain shell jackets provide protection from precipitation, but they're often stiff and tough to move in. This one uses a stretchy waterproof fabric to ensure you can stay dry without feeling restricted. ($200; mountainhardwear.com)

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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 when you're running or cycling through the elements, but it'll still keep you safe from them. ($30; columbia.com)

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Jaybird X3 Wireless Sport Headphones

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These sport-specific wireless headphones are sweat and water-resistant, so while you probably don't want to dunk them in a bowl of water, you'll be good to go with tunes when it's raining. With eight hours of battery life and a super-secure fit, these are ideal for listening to tunes or podcasts while logging miles—rain or shine. ($130; jaybirdsport.com)

(For more options, check out the best wireless headphones for working out and every day.)

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Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof Crew Socks

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There's nothing worse than soggy toes on a long run. These multi-sport waterproof socks keep feet warm and dry no matter what's going on outside. ($36; showerspass.com)

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Marmot PreCip Pant

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If it's *really* raining, throw these waterproof pants over your running tights to avoid the dreaded chafing that comes along with wet leggings. ($80; marmot.com)

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