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What advice could you give me on buying a running jacket please?

I am just about to start week three and am beginning to think I will need a wind proof/waterproof jacket with some kind of reflective material for running on dark evenings. As it is still early days I don't really want to spend a fortune although my boyfriend has just stated he wouldn't be surprised if I gave it up. I'm ready to rise to that challenge now I think!! Would appreciate your views/advise on jackets. Thanks.

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Don't give up - prove him wrong!! I have a Karrimor jacket from sports direct which is black with pink & reflective patches. It cost about £15 or less, can't remember the exact price. It's not too badly styled and does the job.

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I have the jacket in pink, bright so i can be seen in the dark!!

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I was advised simply to layer up so haven't splashed out on a jacket and have just bought some cheap sports tops from TKMaxx. I went into Sports Direct today and bought some blindingly hi vis running gloves but they didn't have a hi vis sash which I thought might be more practical than a tabard.

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I also have the bright pink Karrimor from Sports Direct. I wore it in really horrible wind and rain the other day and it did its job just fine. It was about £15 the cheapest I've found so far. They're going for more than that second hand on Ebay.

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I have the Karrimor bright yellow one from Sports Direct cost about £13.00 it has 2 zip pockets for keeping your gloves in (very handy) its light weight and easily tied around your waist if you get too hot in it. An excellent starter jacket.

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Thanks everyone - I'm off to Sports Direct straight from work tonight to get myself one.

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