UDIY Women’s Running Jacket Review

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If you’re an active woman, a busy woman, a working woman, or a home-making woman, you can enjoy all of the benefits that the UDIY Women’s Running Jacket has to offer. This jacket is lightweight and it is easy to take with you wherever you go. Fold it up and throw it in your suitcase to have on vacation. Take it with you when you go out to dinner so you can shrug it on once the evening chill hits.

This running jacket is made of polyester and spandex. The biggest benefits from the polyester include breathability, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying properties. By managing the moisture so well, it’s able to manage your body temperature too. It can also help ward off odor-causing bacteria that are attracted to your sweat.

The spandex is what will give the UDIY Women’s Running Jacket extra flexibility, comfort, durability, and shape retention. It has the special ability to stretch, over and over, without losing its original shape. That means that this form-fitting jacket won’t be losing its form for a while.

It is designed to be short, ending between your waist and hips. Because of this, some very active women may want to look for a longer jacket. It has also been reported that the zippers and stitching break easily. However, this jacket comes at a great price and, depending on the retailer, come with a return policy.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Sleek

Moisture Management

Lightweight

Zippered Pockets

Thumb Holes

Cons

Zippers And Stitching Break

Rides Up Easily

Material

This running jacket is 87% polyester. Polyester is a durable manmade (synthetic) fiber. It’s considered to be durable because it stands up better to normal wear and tear and many rounds in the washing machine. It is more resistant to shrinking, fading, and wrinkling than some of its competitors.

It is harder to stain polyester because it doesn’t absorb much moisture. Instead, it is breathable, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying. This helps the running jacket keep you drier and your temperature more regulated.

If you’re producing more sweat than the polyester can handle, you may end up with a saturated shirt. In this case, the material may be likely to stick to your skin and become annoying and uncomfortable. It can also damage your skin by causing irritation and attracting bacteria.

13% of this construction of this running jacket is spandex. Spandex is the material that’s going to allow this jacket to be flexible, durable, and retain its shape longer. It is able to stretch 6 times its size and then bounce right back to its original shape. If you’re active, you need clothes that can move with you, without losing a proper fit.

Zipper

The UDIY Women’s Running Jacket features a full-length zipper, something that’s hard to come by in today’s running gear. There are many reasons people desire a full zipper. Firstly, it’s much easier to get on and off for some people with limited range of motion.

It can also be unzipped for ventilation or relaxation or it can be zipped completely for protection from a chill or the wind. Many people worry about a zipper irritating their chin if they’ve got it up the whole way. But the zipper on this jacket ends before the edge of the collar, keeping your skin protected.

Sleeves

The sleeves of this jacket are long-sleeve with thumbholes at the wrist. The thumbholes are very convenient and sought after feature in today’s market. They allow you to quickly cover up half of your hand for some protection from wind or cold. They’re perfect for keeping your sleeves where they belong while you’re running or when you have a glove on your hand.

The sleeves are sewn onto the torso of the jacket in the traditional way. The seam runs from the shoulder to the underarm. This design is functional and has been used in most clothing for a long time. However, they don’t allow the same range of motion that raglan sleeves can provide. If you’d like to check out a running shirt with raglan sleeves, look here.

Pockets

Pockets aren’t the most important thing to look for in a running jacket, but for some, it’s very convenient, and a must-have. Among many people, a kangaroo pocket is preferred simply because it’s convenient, easy, and comfortable. You can instantly slip both hands into the kangaroo pocket, however, it’s easy for items to fall out (especially if you’re running). If you want to be able to enjoy a kangaroo pocket but also keep your items safe, try a running belt. You can find one here.

This running jacket has a full-length zipper, so a kangaroo pocket isn’t possible. There is a pocket on each side of the zipper (at belly level). There are zippers to protect your valuables. You can easily store your money, house key, or inhaler in these pockets.

Aesthetics

The UDIY Women’s Running Jacket is strikingly attractive, for many reasons. Firstly, the colors are all vivid and sleek. The colors available are blue, agean blue, light grey, black, red, rose, rose red, lime green, pink, and white.

The fit of the jacket is sleek, sporty, fitted, and flattering. Because it is so form-fitting, it is geared toward women who have a more slender build. Those who aren’t slender may feel uncomfortable or suffocated. It does have a shorter torso, so if you plan on lifting your arms a lot while wearing it, you may want to reconsider and find a longer jacket.

Lightweight

It’s a good idea to have a lightweight jacket in your wardrobe, even if you’re not an active person. Sometimes you need a light jacket in the morning on your way to work. Those days that start at 50 degrees and by the time you clock out its 75 degrees, you’ll be thankful to have a light jacket to carry home instead of a bulky one.

Not only are lightweight jackets more convenient and easier to travel with, but they’re more comfortable. You shouldn’t have to spend all of your time focused on how heavy your jacket is and how you can feel it on you. You should be able to focus on the task at hand, instead.

The polyester used to make this running jacket is able to provide you with more than breathability and moisture management. It is lightweight and doesn’t absorb much moisture, which will keep it lightweight. If you want to keep your whole outfit lightweight, try these shoes.

Sizing

The UDIY Women’s Running Jacket is available in sizes xx-small (2), extra-small (4), small (6), medium (8), large (10), and extra-large (12). It is recommended by both the retailer and the consumers that you order one or two sizes larger than you typically would.

An xx-small (2) has a bust circumference of 33 inches. The waist circumference is 28.3 inches. The length from shoulder to waist is 24 inches. The weight suggestion is 88-105 pounds and the height suggestion is 5 foot 2 inches to 5 foot 4 inches.

A size extra-small (4) has a bust circumference of 34.6 inches. The waist circumference is 29.9 inches. The length of the jacket is 24.8 inches. The suggested weight range is 106-125 pounds. The suggested height range is 5 foot 5 inches to 5 foot 7 inches.

Size small (6) has a bust circumference of 36.2 inches. The waist circumference is 31.5 inches. The length of the jacket is 25.6 inches. The suggested weight range is 126-140 pounds. The suggested height range is 5 foot 7 inches to 5 foot 9 inches.

Size medium (8) has a bust circumference of 37.8 inches. The waist circumference is 33 inches. The length of the jacket is 26.4 inches. The suggested weight range is 141-160 pounds. The suggested height range is 5 foot 9 inches to 5 foot 11 inches.

Size large (10) has a bust circumference of 39.4 inches. The waist circumference is 34.6 inches. The length of the jacket is 27.2 inches. The suggested weight range is 160-175 pounds. The suggested height range is 5 foot 11 inches to 5 foot 13 inches.

Size extra-large (12) has a bust circumference of 40.9 inches. The waist circumference is 36.2 inches. The length of the jacket is 27.9 inches. The suggested weight range is 175-185 pounds. The suggested height is 5 foot 13 inches to 5 foot 15 inches.

Moisture Management

To some, a workout isn’t complete until they’re completely drenched in sweat. Some people need the physical, tangible confirmation that they’ve worked hard and deserve to go home. But some people just aren’t very interested in hanging around in sweat-soaked clothes.

It’s not just uncomfortable to run around in sweaty clothes, it leaves you vulnerable to side effects. When you aren’t dry, you’re most likely not comfortable. Your body temperature is also harder to regulate when you’re moist. And, that annoying body odor that we all associate with sweat is more likely to show up.

Because polyester is used in the construction of this jacket, it is able to provide ample breathability, moisture-wicking capabilities, and quick-drying properties. It doesn’t even absorb much moisture, making it much easier to manage moisture inside of your jacket.

Sweat isn’t what causes the body odor we associate with exercise. Sweat causes bacteria to be attracted to your body, though. Once the bacteria feeds on your sweat, they will leave behind an acidic waste. It is this waste that causes body odor. It only makes sense, then, that by managing moisture you can help manage body odor. Help avoid food odors with moisture-wicking socks.

Versatility

One of today’s most popular trends is gym attire. Not only is it popular because working out is popular, but it is also loved for comfort, versatility, bright colors, flattering designs, and functionality. Even people who aren’t highly active love the convenience and comfort of workout clothing.

Built for exercise, the UDIY Women’s Running Jacket is designed to give you functionality, comfort, and safety. Whether you take this jacket along on your morning run, to your gym routine, or to your couch, you’ll be happy to have it.

Not only can you wear this jacket virtually anywhere for anything, but it’s incredibly easy to build outfits with. Be casual in capris or jeans. Or be ready to hit the trails (or bed) any time in a pair of leggings.

Stretch

Even if you prefer your fit to be as form-fitting as this jacket, you will still want some sort of give to the material. Having some stretch in the fabric will assist your body in moving naturally to perform activities. After all, this jacket was designed for exercise.

Whether you’re walking, running, jumping, climbing, biking, etc, your body is in motion. When your body moves, your clothes need to be able to move right along with it. And they need to be able to do this repeatedly without losing shape too quickly.

The spandex material used in the construction of this jacket will provide some extra durability via its properties allowing it to stretch and bounce back to its original shape over and over. You can find another running shirt with some stretch here.

Bottom Line

If you’re a busy woman, you should have a jacket that can keep up with you, wherever you choose to go. Why should you have to switch jackets for every place you go? Simply take this one when you walk out the door and use it everywhere.

This jacket is aesthetically pleasing, not only because of its vibrant colors but because of its flattering fit. It is sleek, modern, and sexy. Even better, it’s functional. It is lightweight, breathable, has zippered pockets and a full-zip closure, and even has thumb holes in the sleeves.

The UDIY Women’s Running Jacket does run rather small and does not extend past the waistline. The zippers and stitching are lacking in integrity for some consumers. However, some retailers offer a free return policy, and this jacket comes at a great price, so it may be worth a try.