Here comes spring: 8 must-have workout jackets

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As the winter months lag on, most New Yorkers, especially active and workout-loving ones (like us) are desperate for spring to arrive.

So, in anticipation, we've compiled the eight best—and often brightest—workout jackets. Consider them fashion's transitional object that will take you from chilly morning runs to 70 degrees and sunny.

And the happy rainbow of jacket colors we're seeing this season makes that weather report seem just a little closer. See our 8 picks now... —Jamie McKillop and Melisse Gelula

Photo: Splits 59

GapFit Nylon Windbreaker

Spring weather can be frustratingly unpredictable. How to avoid rain-outs of your workouts? Stay dry on your way to a Figure 4 class during an unexpected downpour in this rain-resistant windbreaker from GapFit. The longer cut makes it great for cyclists, too.

$65, www.gap.com


Roxy Sea Blazer Neoprene Hoodie

High-performance scuba-gear meets fun and wearable fashion in this fitted hoodie from surf-apparel brand, Roxy. The waterproof layer will keep you warm and dry during a jog through Central Park and look great with your board shorts come summer.

$108, www.roxy.com


Nike Cyclone Running Jacket

Available in a wide array of spring friendly pastels, this light-weight nylon jacket features subtle see-through panels on the torso and arms. Pair it with a neon sports bra or colorful top at Holly Rilinger's upcoming After Hours workout party.

$135, www.nike.com


Athleta Spritz Jacket

This Aztec-inspired jacket from Athleta is fit for a Brooklyn boho workout queen. It even compacts into a small bag, so you can easily stash it in your backpack during a sweaty bike ride over the Willamsburg Bridge.

$98, www.athleta.gap.com


Splits 59 Cammi G. Fitted Performance Jacket

While bright colors abound this spring, there's something so graphic-chic about the black-and-white geometry of this jacket with sweet lamè details and thumb-holes in the sleeves.

$168, www.splits59.com


Under Armour StudioLux Jacket

Elegant enough for a barre or Pilates class with one of these gurus, Under Armour's StudioLux indoor-outdoor jacket is as functional (love the four-way stretch) as it is flattering (no bulk here).

$89.99, www.underarmour.com

Lorna Jane Elevate Jacket

Designed for those workouts that require a little extra layer, the Elevate Jacket has high neckline with adjustable toggles and stylish cropped sleeves.

$96, www.lornajane.com

Zobha Taffeta Bomber

This lightweight moto jacket instantly adds some edge to your to-and-from-the-yoga-studio look. We love this gunmetal gray, but it also comes in a chic denim shade.

$160, www.zobha.com