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Fashion meets function with these stylish activewear jackets

Sweat in style.

When we talk about working out, it’s not just about feeling good – looking good is part of the deal too. There’s something truly magical about hitting the gym when you’re feeling your very best and like you’re on top of the world.

Sure, we love our crop tops and those perfectly matched sets. But sometimes we want a little extra coverage without sacrificing style. That’s when an activewear jacket that flatters your look steps up to the plate.

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When it comes to choosing the right activewear jacket, comfort and functionality are key. Look for jackets made from breathable and moisture-wicking materials that help regulate your body temperature during intense workouts.

Many jackets also come with features like thumbholes and adjustable hoods, adding an extra layer of convenience and protection against the elements.

Especially as we are entering spring and looking for ways to warm up in the right places without overheating and feeling sweaty (not in a good way), a lightweight jacket paired with some shorts is our go-to. 

See for yourself with our comprehensive guide to our top activewear jackets for the coming season below. 

The best activewear jackets for 2023 

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Define jacket Nulu, $129, Lululemon

In case you missed it, the Define jacket from Lululemon went viral last year thanks to its cinching abilities. You don’t have to tell us twice! Anything referred to as the ‘BBL Jacket’ is something we have to try. 

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Ultra soft long sleeve zip through, $49.99, Cotton On Body

No need to break the bank, this flattering and affordable fitted jacket from Cotton On Body will keep you warm all workout long. 

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Glow Utility jacket, $125 (usually $179.99), Active Truth

If you prefer something looser on the body, this is a classic windbreaker style from Active Truth that is great on windy days this spring. 

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Luxe athleisure quarter zip, $130, Lorna Jane

Lean more into the athleisure side of things with this cropped windbreaker style that you can wear to the gym, and then to your coffee date after. 

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Nike Essential running jacket, $100, THE ICONIC

For the avid runner, you’ll understand the necessity behind a good jacket that can protect from chills but won’t leave you overheated. This woven performance mesh windbreaker was made with runners in mind as is flattering and functional. 

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Running woven jacket, $67.50 (usually $90), Reebok

Another great jacket for runners, this cropped style from Reebok is also great for layering depending on the weather. 

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Rain or Shine jacket, $440, Alo Yoga

Splurge out on this luxury jacket from the team at Alo Yoga and shop this flattering, water-resistant and high-tech style that wouldn’t look out of place on a runway. 

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Nike Women’s Sherpa jacket, $129.99, Rebel

If you’re working out in chillier conditions, it doesn’t get much cosier than Sherpa and we are loving this pistachio-coloured coat from Nike. 

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Sano jacket, $239, P.E Nation

Shop P.E Nation’s latest collaboration with Asics if you are on the hunt for style-driven activewear. We are loving the bold prints and designs and have our eyes on this comfy oversized jacket

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Keoya Women full zip workout top, $35.99, Amazon

Flattering, versatile, functional and high-quality – this classic fitted jacket will save you some cash and move with you while you workout. 

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