Once a team staple, the Boathouse Jacket has long been statement of belonging. We kept all the functional essentials – orbital shoulder gussets, open cape, zippered welt-pockets – and dialed up the Tracksmith aesthetics. This exclusive Hare A.C. edition features team embellishment on the chest and back.
Exclusive Hare A.C. Embroidered Insignia
Orbital Shoulder Gusset For Superior Movement
2:09 Mesh Lining
Open Cape For Ventilation
Zippered Welt Pockets
Body Fabric - 100% Nylon
Mesh Lining - 82% Polyester / 18% Spandex Tricot Mesh
Machine Wash Gentle With Like Colors
Cold Water Wash Only
Use Mild Detergent
Do Not Store Damp
Badge Of Honor
There are a few pieces of apparel that we acquire over the course of our running careers that we’d never part with–our first racing singlet, a well-loved sweatshirt and our team jacket. These jackets, purchased as eager freshmen at the beginning of the school year during cross country season, were called Boathouse Jackets and made in Philadelphia by Boathouse since the 1976. We worked with the team there to craft our spin on the classic warm-up style.
Range Of Motion
The Boathouse Jacket originated in rowing–where it was beloved for its water-resistant shell and orbital shoulder gussets that provided a full range of motion for the rowing stroke. Ours retains the classic silhouette in a lightweight and highly breathable shell, with our 2:09 Mesh lining and an open cape for ventilation.
The Boathouse Jacket features Hare A.C. insignia inspired by team traditions.
Made In Philly
In the 1970s, a U.S. National Team rower named Hugh Stevenson coveted the water-repellent jackets worn by members of the Russian crew racing in Lucerne, Switzerland. So he negotiated a trade – one pair of American blue jeans for one jacket – and brought the piece back to his home in Philadelphia to try and replicate it. From there, the seeds for Boathouse were planted. Today, the team still crafts performance outerwear from their factory in North Philadelphia. Together, we developed the concept for a Tracksmith update on their classic pullover, retaining the technical properties that make this jacket a perennial winner from the Schuylkill River to Franklin Park, and adding our signature aesthetic details.