& Press On
Technical doesn't need to look tacky, and our merino Downeaster is proof. Wear it to warm up. Wear it on a chilly long run. Wear it out for a post-race beer. It's performance wear that's perfectly appropriate anywhere.
Body heat is most readily lost and retained at points where your blood vessels are closest to the surface of your skin. Like your neck. When temperatures become less predictable from day to day, even from hour to hour, it's important to prep for a little extra collar coverage. And important to easily unzip as you stoke your inner furnace. Our Downeaster has your jugular covered.
The Merino sheep is a rugged mountain-dwelling breed native to Spain but domesticated in Australia and New Zealand. The Merino thrives in temperatures and conditions too severe for the lowland breeds that live on Old MacDonald's farm.
Key to the Merino's survival is their unique wool, which is nothing short of miraculous as a performance fabric. It's soft against the skin – not at all itchy. It's breathable and wicking in warmer temps, but stays perfectly warm in the cold, even when drenched with sweat.