waterproofs or get wet?

Discussion in 'Running Clothing' started by sandra6, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. sandra6

    sandra6 New Member

    It was the first time I "had" to run in the rain today, and I opted for a waterproof, but I got too hot.
    I'm wondering if it's more comfortable to just suck it up and get wet - or do I just need a better jacket?
     
  2. Mudrock

    Mudrock Regular Member

    All depends on how long your run is, and how cold it is, but I usually wear cycling wind proof shirt, with normal running pants.

    For me, running in the rain, which I thoroughly enjoy,
    but the biggest problem is ,
    my glasses get streamed up, so I tend to leave them off.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2017
  3. amasidlover

    amasidlover Active Member

    Location:
    Gatley
    Both for me ;) I find a proper waterproof gets sweaty very quickly so when its warm I don't bother at all, in the cold I'll stick on something like this Higher State ultralight smock or a cycling gilet which slows down the ingress of moisture enough that I'm at least warm and wet rather than cold and wet - and if I get too hot its small enough to stick in a shorts pocket or flip/spi belt.
     
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  4. Drhysted

    Drhysted Regular Member

    I’ve always just got wet.
     
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  5. OP
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    sandra6

    sandra6 New Member

    I opted to just get wet this morning, but then it stopped raining:sun:
     
  6. WiltshireWonder

    WiltshireWonder Active Member Staff Member

    I hate getting wet and cold so I wear a waterproof jacket but not much underneath - maybe just a t-shirt or a vest-top. But the most important thing is a baseball cap to keep the rain out my eyes because THAT is horrible.
     
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  7. OP
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    sandra6

    sandra6 New Member

    Ah, see I wear glasses so the rain doesn't go in my eyes, but sometimes I can't see.
    I wear a buff, headband style, over my ears to keep them warm and to keep my hair off my face.
     
  8. amasidlover

    amasidlover Active Member

    Location:
    Gatley
    A peaked hat/cap helps to keep my glasses dry.
     
  9. StephenR

    StephenR Regular Member

    Location:
    Midlothian
    Get wet... I find most waterproof act as a 'boil in the bag' item when I run so I get wet either way.
     
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