The Best Windbreakers for Women, for Any Activity
Three tips for choosing the best windbreaker, plus some recommendations.
Rain and snow aren’t the only weather forces that make being outdoors uncomfortable. If you spend time outdoors, whether for work or play or somewhere inbetween, a windbreaker will help you stay comfortable, without adding unnecessary weight or warmth. Let’s look at how to choose the best one for you.
- Consider the Activity: The ideal windbreaker for a day on the water isn’t necessarily the same as it is for cycling, and neither are going to be the best pick for everyday use. When picking a windbreaker, know when and where you’ll be wearing it. That will determine the level of wind-blocking you need. Then you must…
- Consider the Material: A jacket is dubbed a windbreaker mostly because of the material. If you’ll be exerting yourself, look for breathability. If it will frequently be raining, look for waterproofing. But you also should…
- Consider the Temperature: A summer wind that makes the heat a bit more bearable, and a spring or fall breeze that makes it feel more like winter, are different things. While one jacket can serve all three seasons, you will be wearing different types of layers beneath it. So consider jacket size and cut accordingly — especially at the shoulders.
Our Picks for the Best Windbreakers for Women on Amazon
Top Pick Overall: BALEAF Women’s Cycling Running Jacket Raincoat Waterproof Windproof Windbreaker WindproofReflective Lightweight
Budget Pick: Avoogue Raincoat Women Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jackets Packable Outdoor Hooded Windbreaker