By Kayla Mazzer
220 Triathlon Magazine is the UK’s longest-running and most popular magazine for triathletes featuring triathlon news, gear reviews, trail running articles, race reports and athlete gossip.
The Kitzone section highlights the best running, swimming and bike gear on the market with the April edition of 220 Triathlon providing a review and comparison of the Aussie Grit Women’s Focus Jacket to the Women’s Salomon Lightning Jacket.
While both great trail running jackets, it’s safe to say we aren’t shy to share the results.
Achieving a 93% verdict versus the Salomon’s 75%, the Aussie Grit Women’s Focus Jacket is surmised to be a “quality, versatile jacket with features that feel worth the added spend”.
“This jacket offers more added features than the Salomon with three zippy pockets, a smart popper across the chest to keep it from flapping when worn unzipped and a peaked hood with elastic adjuster.”
With the female figure considered in the design, we’ve crafted the Focus Jacket with the demands of trail running, training and great outdoor adventures in mind. Darts on the back increase your range of motion, even when wearing a backpack, plus the jacket hood also serves as its own compact storage.
The two colours, Jade and Forest Night, are vibrant and nature-inspired to blend into your surroundings when you’re out on the trail.
Whether you’re competing in an event, training or just running and walking for fun, this incredible jacket will go the distance, while meeting minimum gear requirements.
“There are taped seams to meet mandatory race kit requirements yet, despite being 2.5 layer waterproof (a rating of 20,000mm) and with a high breathability rating of 20,000g/m2, it feels soft against the skin, with no stickiness and a lack of rustling.”
The Focus Jacket is soft, breathable and quiet when moving, because we know you can’t stand the “swish swish” of other running jackets. Featuring fully sealed seams, functional pocket placement and 360 degree reflectivity, the Aussie Grit Women’s Focus Jacket is lightweight and designed for what mother nature throws at you.
“All-in-all, it’s a quality jacket with many carefully considered and appreciated features.”
To read the full comparison, check out the newest issue of 220 Triathlon Magazine.