By the time you reach the peak of Broga Hill in Semenyih to catch the sunrise, the cold of crisp morning has already crept under your skin. What more when you head up Borneo’s highest mountain, Mount Kinabalu?
Cold! Cooold! Coooooooold!
Your spine freezes, your fingers stiffen, and your lungs start to rattle against your rib cage. No amount of self-hugging seems to do the trick of keeping you warm. And you wonder, how come living in an equatorial country still gives you the chills?
You’ve got the problem? We’ve got the solution. Here’s a list of running jackets that are bound to keep you cool during the heat and warm during the definite cold:
Columbia Freeze Degree™ II Half Zip Long Sleeve – RM259.00
The Columbia Freeze Degree II features zonal placement of the most innovative technologies for maximum benefit when you’re on the run on a chilly morning. These include the sweat-activated cooling Omni-Freeze ZERO™ on your arms and torso, the Omni-Wick EVAP™ for an advanced evaporation with 91% pinhole mesh and 9% elastic plus accelerated wicking at center back, and the Omni-Shade™ that protects you up to UPF 50. That’s not all; the antimicrobial treatment protects this product from bacterial growth. This performance outdoor long sleeve also delivers comfort and protection in warm, humid climates. How cool is that?
New Balance Sequence Hooded Jacket – RM289.00
The Sequence Hooded Jacket is the traditional track jacket with a fresh take. Classic lines mix with the latest, greatest technology, from hydrophobic polyester yarns that wick away moisture from your body and dry super-fast to fabric that’s wind- and water-resistant. That’s why they call the technology LIGHTNING DRY®. And it doesn’t just keep you dry, it keeps you safe, with reflective logos, trims and center front zipper. For Men’s, it comes in the Combat with Lead color, while Boysenberry with Mulberry for Women’s. Wear it on a serious run or just on a run to the store.
New Balance and the Marathon Shop
Salomon Women’s Fast Wing Jacket – RM359.00
This super light, motion fit jacket for women is what you just need when you’re climbing the chilly peaks of Mount Kinabalu—or seriously, just any mountain. Complete wind protection that stuffs into its own chest pocket, the Fast Wing Jacket is for racers or trail runners in the mountains where added protection is a necessity, but light weight is essential.
World of Sports, World of Outdoors, Urban Adventure, Salomon Pavilion
Brooks Women’s LSD Lite Jacket IV – RM369.00
You’re completely protected from the harsh elements with this LSD Lite Jacket. What more, you look fast and fierce while running on this one. No rain or wind will spoil your run with this jacket’s windproof and water-resistant Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating. Look like a style queen with the pretty pleating on the back, and feel free to stash this LSD Lite Jacket anywhere you’d like, because it easily packs into its own pocket.
Brooks concept stores and authorized dealers