A NEW STAPLE
The coaches jacket has long been a staple on the cross country course, but hasn’t been upgraded since Adams State perfect scored Nationals in 1992. Ours utilizes a water-repellent and breathable Schoeller fabric that protects without overheating. And the classic styling harkens back to the original style, while looking and feeling thoroughly modern.
Water-repellent nylon-elastane blend with four-way stretch
2:09 mesh lining
Gold snap buttons
External and internal pockets
97% Nylon, 3% Elastane, 150gm/m2
Machine Wash Cold With Like Colors
Do Not Bleach
Tumble Dry Low
Do Not Dry Clean
Better Than Ever
Fans of cross country will remember the swish-swish of spectators jogging between the best viewpoints on the course. Many will also remember - with less nostalgia - the cling of nylon to skin, of poor breathability and poor construction.
That’s why we’ve updated the beloved coaches jacket with breathable, lightweight, water-repellent fabrics and high-quality construction. It’s a versatile companion for warm-up, travel and spectating packed into a silhouette that’s reminiscent of classic American athletic style.
Gold buttons allude to the most sought after color in sport. And - in a nod to a time of more considered detailing - we finished the hem with white drawstrings and leather stops.
For Cold Hands
Few things are more comforting than balling up the hands, gloves and all, into a set of spacious jacket pockets. Ours are roomy, secure and thoughtfully placed.
We selected a premium 4-way stretch woven from Schoeller that is water repellant and wind-proof, thanks to an innovative combination of warp yarns - Breeze® - that create a cooling effect and weft yarns - Meryl® Nexten - that create a microclimate within the fabric to insulate against the elements. We lined the jacket with our anti-microbial and lightweight 2:09 mesh for added breathability.
Just before this year’s camp, Rafa Oliveira came down with the kind of nagging injury that plagues any physical-limit-pushing sport. Playing it smart, he took a few weeks off, recording splits and providing support for the other athletes at camp. But there’s much to be gained from witnessing the efforts of others. In speaking with him a week after camp, with a new sparkle in his eye, he had three words for his friends— tough as nails.