Rubbish isn’t it?…….
dark mornings, dreary days and dark nights…
Not the most inspiring or safest times of the year to get out for a run!
This is why hi-viz and reflective gear is so important! Yes you may look like an extra from a 90s rave, But at least you will be safe!
Decathlon have kindly given me a gilet to test out and keep me safe over Winter and I must say I’m very impressed (and a thank you of course!).
The kalenji run wind sleeveless jacket, has been with me for every run since I received it and I must say I’m impressed!
While gilets may not be the most interesting of things in the world to review. This one does what it needs to do and no extra faff, bells or whistles.
Last Sunday, I went for a wintry 10 mile run in the early morning, while not really dark, it was cold and a little foggy. Perfect kalenji gilet weather!!
I always run hot so tend not to wear a jacket, this means though that if we stop to regroup or slow down I get cold pretty fast and regret not bringing said jacket!
The Kalenji run wind sleeveless jacket kept me just at goldilocks standard (not too hot/not too cold). You can regulate temp pretty well by simply putting the hood up and down. Full venting down the spine also helps if you are a sweaty runner like me!!
I also had it on coaching a track session mid week,it was a typical December evening,cold and drizzly.The jacket kept me warm enough to be able to jog round the outer track monitoring the session without becoming a sweaty mess I usually would in a full waterproof!
While I may of got a little wet after an hour outside,it doesn’t claim to be waterproof.The shower proofness kept my core dry enough.
Storage wise it has one pocket,big enough for a smartphone (I have a Google Pixel 3 and it fits in no issues). It also folds easily into its own pocket for storage and will fit into the side pouch on a pair of Kalenji Trail Running Shorts pretty well ,it’s almost like they planned it ;).
Grand price for this bit of kit? £20 ,£30?
Go buy one!!!
(also available in black)