THE SITUATION: Out on the trails, nothing can turn a fun day into a miserable one faster then getting cold and wet. When unexpected showers come, it’s nice to have a lightweight cover that that will keep you comfortable on the move.
AN ANSWER: The Tantrum hooded jacket from Outdoor Research is just that, a super lightweight jacket (5.2 ounces) that can easily be stowed away in a backpack — or worn snuggly against your back with its integrated waist belt — until needed.
This jacket is built for aerobic pursuits like trail running, mountain biking and hiking, with a stretch fabric that doesn’t inhibit your movement. Even if you don’t spend time on the trail, the Tantrum is a nice addition to the wardrobe of any runner or cyclists who likes to go out in wet weather.
THE DETAILS: The water-resistant and wind-resistant fabric will keep you dry in all but the worst downpours, and the trim fit won’t slow you down. The adjustable hood can be cinched to keep it over your head while running or cycling, and the material is quick-drying to help you stow it back in your pack once the sun comes out again. Three colors are available for both men and women. The women’s sizes are XS-XL and the men’s is available in S-XXL.