An excellent jacket for running – which is what it’s designed and made for – the Hoka One One Women’s Gore-Tex Shakedry Run Jacket is perfectly featured for the trails, but won’t suit those looking for a more versatile waterproof.
- Running specific
- Well featured for intended use
- Excellent chest zips
- Reflective logos
- Black only
- Not very versatile
Designed for ultra-runners and approved for use at the Mt Blanc races, the Hoka One One Women’s Gore-Tex Shakedry Run Jacket is designed to wear over an 8L running vest with full hydration flasks.
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Covered waterproof zippers from shoulder to rib open to give runners pack access, including access to hydration without exposing yourself to weather. Reflective logos on all sides make runners more visible in low-light conditions.
• Price: $250 (US) / £250 (UK)
• Sizes: XS–XL
• Weight: 164g / 5.8oz
• Waterproofing Technology: Gore Shakedry
• Colors: Black
In the field
This jacket’s extremely spacious cut, which Hoka calls ‘standard fit’, slips over a running pack. But even when I wore the jacket without a pack, I loved the extra space of the relaxed fit, and the massive chest zips that let me vent as much or as little as I wanted.
Gore Shakedry is a membrane that’s been treated for toughness, not a membrane sandwiched between layers of fabric, which made this one of the most breathable waterproof jackets I’ve worn even without the chest zips. Bonded elastic, half-cinch openings at the sleeve and hem were easy to get in and out of and they kept the jacket in place. A hood cinch tucked under a nape of the neck flap let me adjust the hood so it wouldn’t block my vision.
Because runners don’t wear helmets, the hood on this jacket was smaller and less prone to cover my eyes than others. Shakedry is soft on the skin, so I didn’t miss a microfiber chin patch. And, while this pack didn’t have pockets, because it’s designed to wear over a pack, it doesn’t need them.
Warning – don’t wear this jacket with a pack over it. It’s delicate, and pack straps over the jacket could damage it.
Vermont-based writer, photographer and adventurer, Berne reports on hiking, biking, skiing, overlanding, travel, climbing and kayaking for category-leading publications in the U.S., Europe and beyond. In the field, she’s been asked to deliver a herd of llamas to a Bolivian mountaintop corral, had first fat-biking descents in Alaska, helped establish East Greenland’s first sport climbing and biked the length of Jordan. She’s worked to help brands clean up their materials and manufacturing, and has had guns pulled on her in at least three continents.
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