In Winter’s Cold
Commit to consistency this winter in a running jacket built for the grind. Streamlined and technical, this hooded Merino-bonded softshell delivers warmth and protection from the elements with the mobility runners demand for higher intensity efforts. The updated 2020 edition features a reflective white sash on the back for added shine in low light conditions.
Stretch Knit Shell with Bonded Merino Liner
Reflective Sash on Back
Zippered Side Pockets
30% Nylon / 27% Polyester / 23% Merino Wool, 14% Polyurethane, 6% Elastane
Side Paneling - 78% Recycled Nylon / 22% Elastane
Machine Wash Cold
Do Not Bleach
Tumble Dry Low Heat
Do Not Dry Clean
Softshell, Meet Merino
To ensure this jacket was warm-enough for a snow day with enough mobility for a long run, we selected a technical four-way stretch softshell that is water-repellent and breathable, and then bonded it to a 100% Merino wool liner. Panels of nylon-elastane in the underarms and side gussets ensure a full range of motion and also allow some heat to escape where we tend to heat up.
Insulation Without Bulk
The challenge of dressing for a winter run is to maximize warmth while minimizing bulk. Too many layers or puff and you’ve sacrificed the ability to go fast. This is where Merino makes all the difference. Instead of a down baffle, we used a layer of bonded Merino. Merino wool maintains its thermal properties even when wet and is naturally anti-microbial, so it won’t retain odor on longer runs or if you wear it day in and day out.
Of The Game
The hood features a closure system to keep the drawcords inside the collar, preventing them from getting caked in ice or, to add insult to injury, bouncing around and hitting your face.
Winter running often requires a few more supplies. Keep those keys, credit card, subway pass and chapstick stowed in two zippered side pockets.
To The Finish
To ensure ample room for your arm drive, the jacket side panels are made from a stretch knit with a brushed back that provides warmth without limiting mobility.
Mike, a Californian-turned Bostonian, is no stranger to training through frigid winters. This year he’s transitioning back down from the marathon to shorter distances, with indoor races in the mile and 3k on deck. But that doesn’t mean sticking to the banked lanes of a track. He put in solid mileage on 20-degree mornings, testing the NDO Jacket over an 8 mile progression run in 19 degrees and 7 miles worth of 20 seconds on, 1 minute off.
No Days Off
No Days Off is our annual call for consistency, moderation and patience: the full-time, year-round commitment to the process. This is not a race towards injury, but a recognition that little and often beats grand acts of ruinous excess. Every purchase in January comes with a free 2020 NDO Calendar to track your progress in the year ahead.