Will Run for Gear

With most of our town being a state park, it’s hard to ignore the opportunity to hit the trails for a run - even if it’s on a rainy Sunday. And while we don’t necessarily love splashing up our gear, sometimes you just need to get out.

This weekend was a busy one, but with nothing on our schedule this Sunday, we headed out to Ringwood State Park for a run. We found this quiet backroad that we now frequent, and it’s a pretty great place to hide away. But with a light rain that wouldn’t go away, we needed to gear up to keep ourselves somewhat wet resistant. Our favorites? Two Scandic creations that are go-to’s for “meh” weather running that keep us protected on the trails.

Norrona Bitihorn Aero60

While not entirely waterproof, this jacket is an excellent lightweight and breathable jacket for the trails. Even better is it’s easy to pack up for any weather that could come our way. What he also loves about it? It’s simple, it has a high collar for protection that doesn’t affect his beard, and it’s longer in the back so it doesn’t ride up. Not to mention Norrona is an all-around stellar brand.

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Bergans of Norway Cecilie Microlight Anorak

Similar in style and function to the Bitihorn Aero, this jacket is idea for multi-weather trail runs, and even hikes. I love how it’s super compressible in my pack, but it’s also extremely soft. Other jackets I have feel stiff and crinkly and are extremely noisy when running, but not this jacket. It’s soft material is comfortable and durable, making it a perfect fit. What I also love is that it has multiple draw strings - both on the bottom to keep it down, and around my face to keep my hood from coming off. While I do not have a lot of Bergan’s gear - this jacket could definitly convert men.

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If you are looking for a great go to for either trail running or hiking - check these out! They won’t disappoint.