The one item that is a new staple in my wardrobe this year is the Brooks Silver Bullet Jacket.
I fell in love with this jacket when I first read about it last year. Brooks describes this jacket as a super-lightweight run jacket that packs a big punch with a high tech aluminum membrane so you can stay warm without adding extra layers. The aluminum liner traps your heat in the jacket keeping you warm.
Lightweight and warm, I was sold. When I received my Silver Bullet Jacket last winter, I was a little hesitant to believe that it would be warm. It was VERY thin. I didn't see how this jacket was going to keep me warm. Well, if you heard about our winter year, we barely had one. It was a warm winter, and I could barely wear my new jacket because it kept me too warm!
Depending on the temperature, I have layered thermal shirts under my jacket, and I have worn just my sports bra. I have found that the Silver Bullet Jacket is great for cold weather bike rides as it blocks the wind, keeps me warm, and isn't bulky at all. The jacket is also water resistant, so it has been a nice jacket for rainy runs.
The jacket is semi-fitted so is pretty flattering. I normally wear a size medium in tops, but ordered the Large in my jacket and it fits perfect. I think the medium wouldn't lay as flat.
So if you are looking to add a light-weight WARM jacket to your winter running gear, I highly recommend the Brooks Silver Bullet Jacket. There are many new colors this winter and you will be surprised at how often you will wear this jacket.
**I was not compensated for this post. I am a member of the Brooks ID team and do receive some running gear to train in. My opinions are all my own.