Joseph Dworak

Joseph has completed two full marathons, numerous halfs and countless 10k’s and 5k’s. You’ll often see him running around Arden Hills on his lunch break, or around the chain of lakes on the weekend.
Traveling a lot for work, Joseph always finds interesting places to run while on the road. He once got lost running in a cemetery in London

  • David @ Captain Speedypants

    I love my Southern California weather. So I don’t have a winter running jacket. But i will definitely keep this post in mind if I travel back east. Thanks for the tips.

  • This is my first winter running and I haven’t really looked into a winter running jacket yet. Our weather here in Southern Ontario can be on the warmer side in the winter so I have been lucky enough to get away with a simple base layer and my Saucony Artic pullover along with my Under Armour ColdGear tights.

    I’ll be keeping your post in mind when the weather hits the negatives and I’m on the hunt for something to keep my cozy.

    • frenat

      You’re lucky if it doesn’t get that cold where you are! Good luck with your winter running.

  • Jeremy Norton

    Based on this glowing review, I took advantage of a sale at Mpls’ Thrifty Outfitters for the Effusion. Finally got a chance to wear it, although the snow had ended by the time we hit the roads. In dry conditions & temps up to sub-20 but sharp, cutting wind, the jacket was, if anything, too warm–which implies not breathable enough. I’ve been incredibly happy with the Craft jacket I got at Mill City Running, and have been using it more than any other. Craft won’t battle wet the way the Effusion will, but otherwise it’s the bomb. (And we’ve had perhaps three runs above ten this January; rest have been ten above to fifteen+ below.)

    • frenat

      Maybe you’re just too hot Jeremy?! 🙂 What were you wearing as a base under it?

      • Jeremy Norton

        Oh, that’s generally the alpha & omega of causes for me overheating, but I was well-layered yesterday. All good but for the sweat pooled at my wrists… I am a sweaty beast.

        • frenat


  • Joseph Dworak

    As an update: I ran in this jacket all winter here in Minneapolis – it did get pushed to it’s limits on sub zero days. But, I don’t know what else can do much better with the winter we had. Now I am glad to switch to a much lighter North Face jacket with our newly mild weather.