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Coat Check: Lightweight, Weatherproof Jackets

Ditch the bulky layers. This season's active jackets are as sleek as they are warm.

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Hot Stuff

'Tis the season for rocking red. This topper's tapered fit helps you do it in style. ($78, Lucy Activewear, lucy.com)

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Stylish Stripes

Sporting a techy water-repellent and wind-resistant outer layer and a cozy microfleece interior, this jacket will keep you comfy while you're doing just about any fall activity! (Patagonia Slopestyle Hoody 2.0, $129, patagonia.com)

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Pop of Plum

Not only will this jacket keep you warm on a wet and windy day, it's fully equipped with pit zips in case you get a little too hot and heavy. (Merrell Marielle jacket, $149, merrell.com)

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Light as a Feather

Weighing in at one pound, this heavy hitter is water-resistant yet breathable and is great as a layering piece of on its own. (Stoic Luft Hoody Insulated Sweater, $170, stoicgear.com)

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Bold and Beautiful

Techy on the outside and toasty on the inside, this jacket even has a place to plug your iPod into while on the run. (Spyder Arc Soft Shell jacket, $129, skipro.com)

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Classic Fleece

This zip-up is extremely affordable and functional, perfect for Saturday errands on a brisk fall day. (Old Navy fleece, $15, oldnavy.com)

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Beat the Blues

Throw on this classic track jacket after a workout to keep the fall chill at bay. (Saucony Kilkenny Zip Jacket II, $85, saucony.com)

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Double the Fun

Featuring a new double-knit technique, two pieces of fabric are fused together to help keep you warm. (Dale of Norway Kongsvollen sweater jacket, $279, dale.no)

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Undercover Agent

It looks like your favorite nubby sweater, but -- surprise! -- a hidden layer insulates you against the wind. ($140, Helly Hansen, hellyhansen.com)

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Soft and Stylish

A chunky ribbed collar and matching cuffs help upgrade this classic fleece. ($70, Gap, gap.com)

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Dry Idea

You'll stay snug in this water-repellent jacket on the rainiest -- and snowiest -- days. A zipper pocket protects your iPod. ($99, Eddie Bauer, eddiebauer.com)

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Swing Shift

A flowy trapeze jacket flatters every shape. ($44, Olsenboye for JCPenney, JCPenney stores)

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Chill Stopper

The insulated front keeps you cozy while Polartec Power Stretch in the back, sides, and sleeves offers wind resistance. ($140, Marmot, marmot.com)

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, November/December 2010.

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