Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

Lite Jacket


Imagine yourself hitting the meticulously maintained trail networks of Vancouver Island, with the North Pacific whistling at your ear and the faintest smell of rain in the air. Feels like you will need our beautifully crafted Lite Jacket for such chilly, blustery days. The water-repellent, highly windproof front fabric panel will see you good for any light showers, while the high-stretch, perforated rear fabric panel will regulate your body temperature to ensure you do not overheat.

We have taken an awful lot of care in the design and construction of the Lite Jacket and it pays off in some style. As Runner’s World UK wrote: “This is a genuine running jacket, not just a jacket you can run in.” The fit is designed for performance, so expect no flapping. On the move, the fabric adjusts to your body contours, thanks to the ultra-stretch rear panel. Elasticated cuffs and silicon grip blocks on the inside of the hem keep everything in place. To ensure you stay safe and seen, the outside of the hem is reflective.

Weighing in at just 158g, the Lite Jacket comes into its own on warmer runs. Should you need to take it off and stow, it packs down to next to nothing into its own bag and will either slip into a back-pack or into a short or jersey pocket.

ashmei Ambassador Owain Williams adds: “The Lite Jacket is what I call a “what if” jacket. What if it’s going to rain, what if it doesn’t? This piece covers every eventuality. If you do feel like you want to take it off while running, you can either tie it around your waist – or my favourite option – pack it down into its own bag and carry it. It is so small and light you won’t even notice it!”


  • Highly windproof, water-resistant front fabric
  • Highly breathable, ultra-stretch, water-resistant rear fabric
  • Reflective shoulder seam tape and rear stripe for high visibility
  • Reflective hem binding with silicon gripper
  • Alcantara zip guard
  • Packable into mesh pocket


  • Highly technical microfibre ultra stretch fabric
  • Lightweight, high performance – 158g
  • Durable Water Repellent outer finish, PFC-free
  • YKK® Reverse Coil #3 Zipper with enlarged ashmei zip pull


  • Front Fabric: 74% Nylon, 20% Polyester, 6% Spandex
  • Rear Fabric: 89% Polyester, 11% Spandex
  • Cool wash at 30C
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not use fabric softeners
  • Do not tumble dry

7 reviews for Lite Jacket

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    James Ryan

    This jacket is the definition of ‘go-to’. I ware it virtually every day. I run (lots!) in it, I go shopping in it, I go to work meetings in it, I go out to dinner in it. Unlike so much sports ware it looks great. The lazer cut ‘ashmei’ vent on the front is really subtle and I personally love the vent holes on the back with the reflective circles around them.

    Its mega breathable so I often find myself leaving it on way past the time it takes me to get warm on a run. It’s really windproof which offers a great deal of protection. It’s not as warm as or as water resistant as the Ultimate Softshell which I love in deep winter but I still consider it a real year round garment. It is much lighter than the Softshell.

    It packs into a tiny ball in a mesh bag that’s connected to it. This means its easy to pack into a hydration vest on a long run. Then I am safe in the knowledge that I have it with me should the weather turn.

    Highly recommended.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex Barrow-Williams

    A confession: this is the first running jacket I’ve owned, but I can’t see that I’m going to need another one. The fit is great, it’s quiet, it’s well vented, doesn’t seem to get stinky, washes well, isn’t over-branded and isn’t in awful high-viz yellow. I’ve used it for runs in the country when there’s rain in the air, and for run-commutes when the early train to London necessitates something to keep the cold off. If it needs to come off mid-run the fact it packs down to something you can hold in your hand or stuff in a pocket is a bonus. I would recommend anyone who is considering this to just buy it. You won’t regret it.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Kernohan

    Really useful running jacket for windy or colder days.
    The breathability is a problem in a lot of running jackets but this jacket has plenty of ventilation and isn’t an issue.
    The styling is really quite sleek and subtle unlike many running jackets
    The jacket is really well vented and packs down to an easily pocketable size should you wish to take it off during a run.

  4. Charlie

    Whilst the jacket was much thinner than I was expecting, it is more than sufficient and it makes the jacket feel extremely lightweight. I’ve been out for two runs in it so far, with just a t-shirt on underneath, and it kept me at the perfect temperature despite a strong wind and light rain. It will be my go-to jacket for the winter/spring and I’ll pair it with my Ashmei jumper for when it’s very cold. A great product!

  5. andy apin

    this jacket s perfect for our Australian winter/spring (we avg around 15 degrees even in winter) love how light it is and fits perfectly, i use it mostly for cycling commute and my long walks with my dog Bertie, styling and comfort guaranteed with this item! I could not recommend it more.

  6. Martin

    This is a top bit of kit.
    It’s a snug fit – I’m a lean 6 foot/11 stone and the medium fits me perfectly.
    It seems far more breathable than any other windshirt I’ve ever run or cycled in, whilst still providing good protection, and it’s supremely comfortable. It’s so light that you barely know you’re wearing it and there’s no rustling like a crisp packet whenever you move, nor any clamminess next to the skin if you wear it over a vest.
    I find the high collar very comfortable when zipped up against the elements. I think the asymmetric zip probably helps here, although it also means that the ‘ big’ side tends to flap a bit when it’s unzipped. This is easily solved by tucking it back under itself.
    Highly recommended overall and well worth the premium price, in my opinion.
    It looks the business too!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brian OMurchu

    This jacket exceeded my expectations; the breathability and windproofness are exceptional. The jacket packs down small which makes it very convienent to carry if not wearing it. The styling and cut are as good as the functionality of the jacket (ie athletic, not flapping in the wind, etc). The only downside is that there is no pocket, but the other aspects of the garment means I cannot give it less than 5 stars

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