Whether you’re on the run, on your way to the gym, or supporting from the sidelines, style and comfort meet high-performance specs with these lightweight jackets suitable for wherever your fitness takes you.

best sports jackets Men's Fitness UK

MF BEST BUY:
Salomon S/lab mf360 ‘Shake Dry’
£300, salomon.com

It’s not cheap, but you will have the best running jacket money can buy. Ultra-light, waterproof and windproof, it’s also made with fast-drying fabric, so a sudden shower won’t dampen your day.
Performance: 5/5
Style: 4/5
Comfort: 3.5/5
Overall: 5/5

best sports jackets Men's Fitness UK

MF RECOMMENDED:
NB Athletics Windbreaker
£70, newbalance.co.uk

The slick retro design is a nod to the iconic 1978 ‘Windcheater’ jacket, but the Windbreaker is more than just good looks, with an athletic fit made from woven fabric and a mesh liner to keep out the worst of the weather.
Performance: 4/5
Style: 4/5
Comfort: 5/5
Overall: 4/5

best sports jackets Men's Fitness UKSundried Grande Casse Jacket
£60, sundried.com

Sundried’s sustainable kit is something we should all get behind, and when eco-friendly meets high-performance – like with this this sweat-wicking, heat-controlling, good-looking jacket – it really is a no-brainer.
Performance: 4/5
Style: 4/5
Comfort: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

best sports jackets Men's Fitness UK

ASICS Accelerate Jacket
£100, asics.com

This is as lightweight and breathable as a jacket designed to ‘run fast and long’ should be, but it’s equally blessed in the design department, with a slim fit and sharp all-black colourway.
Performance: 4/5
Style: 3.5/5
Comfort: 4.5/5
Overall: 4/5

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best sports jackets Men's Fitness UK

Beachbody Elevate Tech Training Jacket
£85, activinstinct.co.uk

The technical spec says this is made from NILIT innergy fibres that reflect thermo energy back into muscle tissues to promote healing. Whether those effects are tangible is up for debate, but this is a fine jacket regardless.
Performance: 3.5/5
Style: 4.5/5
Comfort: 3.5/5
Overall: 3.5/5

best sports jackets Men's Fitness UK

Patagonia Houdini Air Jacket
£150, eu.patagonia.com

Made for long days on the trail when the weather can be difficult to predict, this Fair Trade™ jacket from Patagonia is light as a feather and highly breathable, but also tough enough to handle the elements.
Performance: 3.5/5
Style: 4/5
Comfort: 3/5
Overall: 4/5

best sports jackets Men's Fitness UK

Inov-8 Ultrashell
£125, inov-8.com

A ridiculously light jacket (108g) that’s tailor-made for racing in the rain. It’s fully transparent for race number visibility, and a breathability level of 10,000 B-1 means sweat moves through the shell to keep you cool.
Performance: 5/5
Style: 3.5/5
Comfort: 3.5/5
Overall: 4/5

best sports jackets Men's Fitness UK

Björn Borg AIMO Wind Jacket
£90, bjornborg.com

Made from a durable rip-stop material, this windbreaker features a chest pocket, draw cord on the side for size adjustments, reflective details on the back for extra visibility, and an easy-on full-length zip.
Performance: 4/5
Style: 3/5
Comfort: 2.5/5
Overall: 3/5

best sports jackets Men's Fitness UK

NFL 100 Revolve Full-Zip Jacket
£99, nflshop.com

Made to celebrate 100 years of NFL football, the Revolve Full-Zip – available with any team’s branding – makes the cut for its soft-as-silk feel and practical waterproof shell. One for your winter commute.
Performance: 2.5/5
Style: 4/5
Comfort: 4/5
Overall: 3/5