I am, by no means, what you would refer to as athletic.

I ran like once on a treadmill last winter because it was too damn cold to go outside and I couldn’t stand to stay locked up any longer. My usual “athletic” activity consists of an hour walk each day, though it’s been -40 around these parts for the last four weeks.

But my lack of activity has no sway on how I feel about plus size athletic jackets—I absolutely LOVE them. In fact, my favourite one is a cute navy blue runner’s jacket and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

If you’re in the market for a brand new athletic jacket, I’ve got a few great picks for you to take a peek at!

Best plus size athletic jackets

In’voland running jacket

Athletic running jackets are a great because they provide a thin, comfortable sweater-like experience. Made of a combination of polyester and spandex, the IN’VOLAND plus size running jacket is comfy and casual.

This jacket is lightweight and provides a versatile wear for active, sports, training and other casual situations. Pair it with your favourite leggings and you’ll be comfortable and cute. It runs a little small, so you want to make sure that you double-check the size before you buy.

Just My Size plus size athletic jacket

If you’re looking for a colourful plus size athletic jacket, the Just My Size full-zip is a great choice. This lightweight jacket is made of materials with moisture-wicking properties, so you’ll stay dry even if you sweat.

It has large patch pockets so you can warm up your hands if you need to or hang on to your phone. It has a high collar to protect you from wind and there are silver reflective slips on the sleeves and between the shoulder blades for extra visibility.

Columbia Kruser Ridge II plus size soft shell jacket

This plus size running jacket by Columbia has a ton of stellar reviews. It’s made of water and wind-resistant material, which means it can help keep you dry and warm even if you’re in a little pesky weather.

Travellers visiting Europe in cooler months report that this jacket really is for all-weather but are quick to point out that the construction is not of plastic-made material, so it remains fashionable. It has an adjustable hem and a front-zip closure, perfect for close comfort fit.

Hanna Nikole plus size warm-up jacket

Made of a combination of polyester and spandex, this Hanna Nikole plus size athletic jacket is soft and lightweight. Wearers say that the construction is quality and provides a slimming fit.

It’s important to point out that while this is a great jacket to put on when you feel a slight nip, it’s not what wearers would describe as “warm.” And while it’s built with activity in mind, it can also be dressed up.

Global Blank plus size workout jacket

This Global Blank workout jacket is loved by wearers from all over the world. Made of polyester, it provides comfy, quality wear. However, it should be pointed out that the cut of this jacket is a formed slim fit, so you’ll want to double-check the sizing.

It’s a lightweight jacket designed for activity or simply to head out in. It features long sleeves with thumb holes, a stash pocket, a full-zip front and a water-resistant athletic fleece material with a zipper garage. You’ll be cozy and stylish in this cute jacket.

Clothe Co. plus size athletic pullover

If you’re looking for a plus size pullover instead of a full-zip jacket then this Clothe Co. top might be the perfect fit. It features a partial zip with a cadet collar and is made of a soft polyester material that has moisture-wicking technology.

This is perfect to wear at the gym or simply out and about with friends. It’s lightweight and versatile enough to year year-round. Wearers say this is the perfect jacket for a chilly morning run.

Amazon Essentials plus size brushed tech stretch full-zip jacket

If you’re looking for something with a looser fit, the Amazon Essentials plus size tech jacket could fit the bill. This jacket is designed with a a full zip closure, hidden zipper pockets and thumbholes for style and comfort.

Wearers say this jacket has a comfortable, loose fit that’s exactly what they’re looking for. Plus it works wonders for women with longer arms. It also features high-low styling so you get a little extra coverage in the back.

More plus size athletic clothes

I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes plus size athletic clothing can be hard to find, which is why we’ve started creating blog posts specific for our active readers. Who says fat women don’t workout? Assholes, that’s who.

If you’re looking for plus size activewear, check out these other posts:

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