|Kilian Jornet training in the Hybrid Jacket - Photo: Kilian Jornet|
You can see Salomon athlete Kilian Jornet here training in the S-Lab Hybrid Jacket on the bike. Let me give you a quick run down on some of the features of the Jacket:
- The front and outer of the sleeves are made from a stretchy waterproof fabric
- Laser cut holes by the cuffs and under the arms provide additional breathability
- Elasticated cuffs, elasticated hood headband
- Elasticated waistband which the jacket can be rolled down into when worn
- Windproof fabric on the rest of the jacket
- Athletic fit (for swinging arms and the like)
Let me cut to the chase, the Salomon S-Lab Hybrid jacket is for the runner that has all the kit. Having only partial waterproof fabric, untaped seams and laser cut holes means it doesn't comply with FRA (fell running association) rules or race requirements where a waterproof jacket is required. Rules aside, the fit of the jacket is comfortable while running, your arms can swing around without tugging on the shoulders and the fact it rolls down into the elasticated waist belt is neat.
The elasticated band in the hood keeps it firmly on your head, this was good and comfy but made it awkward if you wanted to wear a buff/hat on your head too.
The S-Lab Hybrid jacket suits cold and drizzly type weather but not particularly tolerant of other conditions, so this might fill a gap if you have a waterproof and windproof already.
Personally, if it's a short run, I'd rather go without any jacket (maybe take a waterproof). As for longer runs, I'd take a fully taped waterproof, as the conditions where I run can change dramatically in a short period of time..... it does look good though.... ;)
Thanks for reading/watching!