Asics FjuiTrail Packable Jacket.
A packable jacket is handy for running
While its starting to warm up in Sweden, there is still a bit of chill in the air. It becomes time to move away from the winter jacket and into something more breathable and lightweight.
A packable jacket is handy for running. Typically you find on longer runs you remove you jacket numerous times when you start to overheat. The jacket needs to be lightweight, packable and easy to store while running.
Asics returned with their popular FujiTrail jacket in 2016 which is part of their protect line of running clothes. These asics clothes designed for inclement weather conditions. After spending a season running in the Asics FjuiTrail Packable Jacket, I can say it’s nearly the perfect jacket for the type of weather we have now.
Initial Impressions of the Asics FujiTrail Packable Jacket
The first thing you notice with the Asics Fuji Trail Packable Jacket is how lightweight and thin the fabric is, which is what is needed for a running good lightweight running jacket. You also don’t want it to be too cumbersome or restrictive when running on the road or trail.
The downside to the jacket is that it lacks many pockets including a small pocket to hold a key,gel or ID card but the larger pocket is designed to pack the jacket inside itself.
The Asics packable jacket fits a bit snug, which is often the case with sizing from brands located in Asia. I am most often a size Small, although with this jacket i fit into a medium better. and which was the size I tested.
Overall the Asics FujiTrail Packable Jacket fitted my body shape well, but I could feel a little bit restrictive across the chest when moving my arms above my head, but this is not something common to do when running. The snugness reminds you of a suit jacket that hugs you tight around the shoulders.
The jacket I can say it works great for a running jacket and we know 100% this is what is was designed for. The material is designed to keep the rain off you, while saving weight. But i found you will still get moderately wet when running in heavy rain which is to be expected.
While being resonably breatheable i still found myself overheating in weather warmer than 12degress, but for a superlight running jacket this is also to be expected.
Asics has made the Asics FujiTrail Packable Jacket in a variety of strange colors, from colors such as hot pink to yellow and orange camo style patterns. The navy blue color I used is a bit more subdued but is emblazoned with a black marbleized pattern.