APRIL SHOWERS ANORAK
When you live in the Northwest, where any day might qualify as “April Showers” you learn a thing or two about running in the rain. Or walking, skipping, scurrying around the rain. Enter the April Showers Anorak. Yes, it’s water resistant and fully ready to run, but it’s also ready to rock as a windbreaker or added layer of protection against changing weather. A classic, loose fit designed to go over base layers, it’s also got a front zip pocket for all your carrying needs.
Also available as the April Showers Vest.
- front zip pocket
- packable into chest pocket
- adjustable hem with barrel closure
- storable hood with rear collar closure
- 25" front body length (size small)
- 26" rear body length (size small)
This is NOT a light weight rain jacket like the name would lead you to believe. It is a windbreaker. I wore it to walk my dog in a light drizzle and was SOAKED through immediately. If I were wearing this running, it would do no good. It is cute, but save your money for a better jacket if you want to stay dry.
Wore this in a light drizzle, and it was fine. Once the rain actually started, I was soaked through. The zipper gets stuck when zipping the external pocket which was very frustrating in the rain, and it also gets stuck when storing the jacket as a pouch. It is cute but doesn't breathe at all. I was wet and/or hot the entire time I was in it. This is the only disappointing product I have ever purchased from Oiselle.
I wore this on a run in a steady/heavy drizzle that turned into rain and I got soaked through (mostly on the arms). So it's definitely not waterproof at all! It did seem to work ok in the light drizzle. It was still very comfortable to wear in the rain, probably more comfortable than other tops. It kept me a perfect balance between cool and warm. And I think it's really cute!
Love this jacket for chilly/damp days. My only complaint is that the zipper on the pocket always gets caught on the fabric.
This anorak is super cute and stylish. I wore it recently while doing some trail maintenance in a light drizzle. I wore it over a flyte tank as the temperature outside was mild. It was very lightweight, soft, and I could stash things in the front pocket. Zipping the front pocket was odd, as the fabric repeatedly got stuck in the zipper and the zipper is only about 3/4 of the pocket. Things were going great on the trail and then we popped out to walk back to the car. Within about 800m I was soaked and the jacket was sticking to my skin and my shirt was wet, especially at the bottom since this jacket has a cute tulip type hemline. I was a bit surprised to be so wet. So, if you need a jacket to run in the rain, pass on this one. If you want a cute, stylish jacket for maybe a light mist this would be fine. I have to say the scrunchability and weightlessness is a huge plus for packing. I would throw this in a pack to put on to keep warm after a long run or ride, but not for rain. The zipper is annoying but now that I know it gets stuck, I'll be super cautious when opening the pocket. I think the sizing is flexible-I got a medium but a small would also be fine and less boxy (as in, I should have got a small but it's easier to have something too big than too small!). 5 stars on cute factor but functionality for a "rain shower" jacket is not up to par.
The perfect rain running jacket! It's not too hot, but gives some warmth when you need it for those in between spring runs. The front pocket is great, holds a lot but doesn't flop around a lot when you're running. I love it! I felt like it fit TTS.
I didn't know what I was missing until I found the April Showers Anorak. It's perfect for EVERYTHING spring in the PNW -- super lightweight and breathable while still providing enough waterproof protection to keep me dry on rainy days. The front pocket is the perfect storage pocket for everything (gels, keys, a phone -- you name it, it fits). I keep this by the door and throw it on for chilly AM runs, dog walks, or errands. Can't imagine a more perfect design for versatile spring use.
I've worn this a few times and so far so good - it's perfect for the awkward Pacific Northwest weather that is usually 40-60 degrees and can vary between sun, rain, and wind within an hour long period. Not super warm but also doesn't overheat you. Excited to run with it this all Spring!