Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Brooks Silver Bullet Jacket Review

Last year I wrote a post on my winter running gear that I loved, and now I am back with what I have added this year that is keeping me warm.

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.


A nice feature of the jacket is the added cuffs to the arms that traps your heat in even more and the flip-over mitts for even colder mornings when you forget your gloves.


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.

10 comments:

penny said...

Thanks for the review. I've been eye balling that jacket.

Fancy Nancy said...

I've been looking for a good winter jacket...unfortunately the temps are dropping quickly! Thanks for the review! I'll have to check it out!

Danielle H said...

Love the look of that jacket! I have a Books half-zip in the same color and absolutely love it.

Laura @ Mommyrunfast said...

My winter running gear is seriously lacking, but I think I only broke out tights and long sleeves a handful of times last year. When we move back to the northeast, I'll be coming to you for clothing advice. :)

Brittany Cordon Allred said...

Thanks for the review.This seems like a really great jacket and I know I would get a lot of use out of it in Utah. I just wish the price tag wasn't so hefty! :)

Jess said...

Ohhh I totally need a jacket for this winter...I'm fully expecting that we will not have quite the mild winter we did last year and want to be better prepared. This looks awesome -- especially the extra protection right at your fingertips!

Amanda Loudin said...

I have that jacket (in black) and love it! One of my friends just got a really deep pink color that is really nice, too. The fit is perfect!

Erin said...

Very cute! Thanks for the review!

Melody said...

This is a great post! I, too, love this jacket - it's my winter running staple!

Sara said...

Great review! I love this jacket and it looks good on you too. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts- I will have to keep this one in mind!