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S/Lab Motionfit 360 Jacket
It's no secret that ultra-runners face a different set of challenges than everyday enthusiasts, but it's not often that a piece of outerwear caters specifically to their unique needs like the Salomon S/Lab Motionfit 360 Jacket does. In designing this jacket, Salomon thought of almost everything you could need when you're hoofing it for 30+ miles in some of the world's most unforgiving terrain, starting with durable waterproofing and high breathability that meets the waterproofing requirements for even the most stringent races. The Pertex Shield membrane completely shuts out water from sudden summit downpours, and offers enough breathability to ensure that you won't be soaked with sweat instead. Plus, if it's particularly warm or you're really building heat, you can easily ventilate using the jacket's Smart Vent feature. Smart Vent works intuitively with the jacket, allowing you to fully unzip the front zipper while special tabs keep the sides of the jacket connected so they won't go flailing in the wind now that your jacket's unzipped.
In addition to easy venting, Salomon's also thought of a way to let you shed your jacket in a flash while keeping it close by. The bottom elastic waistband, which works to keep the jacket in place as you run, also functions as a sort of waist storage system when the rain dies down but you can't slow down for a second. The jacket rolls easily into the waistband and stays there until rainy skies or biting winds return, ensuring that you won't need to fumble with your pack just to stash your jacket. Speaking of packs, Salomon knows that the stuff you've got stashed in there needs to stay dry for you to race and run the way you want, which is why they've given this jacket extra volume at the center back so you can comfortably wear it over your hydration vest or pack as you run. That way your extra nutrition, gear, layers, and maps will all be protected from the storm, so you can put that worry to rest and focus on taking on all challenges on the way to a new personal best.
- Active rain jacket designed specifically for ultra-runners
- Pertex Shield membrane offers breathable waterproofing as you run
- Jacket rolls down into its waistband for quick storage on the go
- Zipper can be unzipped for ventilation thanks to connecting tabs
- Extra volume in the back lets you wear your jacket over a pack
- Ultralight weight ensures that it's no hassle to bring on long runs
- MotionFit design moves with your body comfortably on any terrain
- Reflective details boost your visibility during overnight races
- Item #SAL01RN
- [membrane/laminate] Pertex Shield (2.5-layer), [face fabric] nylon, [waistband] 72% nylon, 28% elastane
- Waterproof Rating
- Breathability Rating
- skin fit
- 1 zippered chest
- front zipper smart vent
- Claimed Weight
- Recommended Use
- backpacking, hiking, road running, trail running
- Manufacturer Warranty
- limited lifetime
What do you think about this product?
July 1, 2020
- I've used it several times
- True to size
This jacket is not waterproof after about 30 minutes in a steady PNW rain. I've seen other Gore-Tex ShakeDry products that seem to work better. I will say the breathability is better than expected for a non-vented jacket. The design of the roll up cuff at the bottom of the jacket is completely worthless. It’s too loose to stay up when the jacket is rolled into the cuff. To make it worse, when you’re running it is way too difficult to get the jacket rolled up perfectly to store it away. I do like the elastic feature in the hood to keep the hood from falling forward or backwards. Would not recommend to anyone looking for a waterproof running jacket. UPDATE: still a 2 star jacket, but giving 5 stars to Backcountry.com for their wonderful customer service. They reached out to me after seeing my review and provided a full refund even after the return window had expired.
August 17, 2020
Hey Maxwell, thank you for leaving your review. Sorry to hear about your experience with this jacket. I will reach out to you privately to see if we can come up with some sort of solution!