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When you up the training to two-a-days, polyester just doesn’t cut it. Even the lightest early morning shake-out will leave a synthetic top in need of a wash. Less than ideal when you run to work and still have an interval session scheduled for the evening.
Our merino-nylon blend is practically impervious to odor even if you never choose to wash it. And we tested it the hard way, running morning and evening through the dog days of the Boston summer. One run? No problem. A week of runs? Still funk-free. One month without a wash? Put it this way: we lost our nerve long before this natural fabric showed any sign of losing its battle against bacteria.
School is back in session, vacation days are spent, the summer’s tolerance for late-afternoon beers and barbecue are receding in the rearview mirror, but for runners the best days lie ahead. Because while the New Year might be famous for its resolutions, for runners, autumn is the time to redouble our resolve. Time to breathe the fresh, cool, clean air and get back to business. For us, fall is time to recommit to the run.
When it comes to performance fabrics, merino wool is a freak of nature. If you’ve never worn it before, you’re in for a revelation. A natural, surprisingly soft fiber that stays warm even when drenched with sweat, it also resists odor without washing for longer than you can bear to imagine. It’s the ideal material to beat the chill of early mornings and transition through the warmth after sunrise.
Formal cross country traces its history to the 19th century and an English game called Hares & Hounds. It's how cross country runners earned the nickname, “Harriers.”
Whether you're training for a marathon or in the heart of cross country season, there's no better long sleeve training top than the Harrier. Made for whatever coach or Mother Nature throw your way.
The Harrier won Competitor's 2017 Editor's Choice award for men's tops.