When it comes to layering, we look for pieces that add warmth without adding bulk. The Fresh Pond Half Zip is light enough to wear over a Harrier or Base Layer, but cozy enough to offer real protection, even on its own.
A great run can feel effortless. But with the wrong midlayer, it doesn’t take long before you feel weighed down, constricted and overheated. So we built this no-fuss half zip to feel weightless from mile 1 to mile 20. The secret is in our Inverno Blend, which helps moderate moisture and temperature along the way.
CIAO MOTHER NATURE
Our Inverno Blend from Italy is specially knit with a smooth and soft face that can fend off light precipitation, and a brushed back that provides a barrier between you and the fabric – keeping you cool on days when summer hasn’t quite given in and warm when winter arrives. The micro-nylon and elastane blend also dries quickly, making the Fresh Pond a go-to top for repeat wear.
NO HALF MEASURES
The Fresh Pond Half Zip includes important functional details. We lined the neck with the brushed side of the fabric to reduce irritation and keep you warm, and included a zipper garage to eliminate chaffing. The zipper itself has a rubber pull to make it easier to grab when your hands are cold or gloved. Low-profile thumb holes give you the option of covering your hands without ruining the sleeve if you choose not to. We hid a stash pocket on the side seam for money, credit cards and hotel keys. And a dropped hem gives you a little extra protection and warmth if the weather gets nasty.
THE STORY OF FRESH POND
Run four miles from the Trackhouse along the Charles River and up the parkway in Cambridge and you'll find Cambridge's Fresh Pond. At 10am every single Saturday since 1973, a group of runners of all ages and ability levels has gathered there to race one or two laps of the two-and-a-half-mile loop. The simplicity, consistency and high level of performance displayed at Fresh Pond is what inspired the name of our new half-zip.