& The Hare
The turtleneck is a winter classic for a reason. Warm and versatile, it offers neck protection and helps prevent chafing from high jacket collars in stiff winds. Ours is delivered in a soft, lightweight Merino blend that resists odors and wicks sweat as you heat up over the run.
Schoeller wool blend turtleneck is warm, quick-drying, odor resistant
Fabric features e1 absorption knit for moisture-management and breathability
71% Lyocell / 23% Merino Wool / 6% Nylon
Machine Wash Cold with Like Colors
Do Not Bleach
Do Not Tumble Dry
Turtlenecks have been worn by sportsmen since the 19th century, but they’ve lost touch with performance in recent years. And that’s a shame, since the silhouette is inherently warm and versatile. Schoeller’s Merino wool blend delivers on all counts: it’s warm yet lightweight, soft against the skin, breathable and odor-repelling. The e1 knitted fabric absorbs sweat and transports it away from the body without drying out the skin. Roll it up on the coldest days and down as things heat up.
Merino Is Magic
If you’re still not familiar with the performance benefits of Merino wool, be prepared for a revelation. Soft and not at all scratchy, Merino wicks moisture and regulates temperature just like animal hair (because it sort of is). It’s almost completely impervious to odor and stays warm even when it’s wet.
Like the Henley, the turtleneck has its roots in 19th century British sport. Known as a “polo neck,” it was first donned by mallet wielding horsemen in the mid 1800s. Adopted in the 1920s as a unisex fashion item, it became a symbol of the Beatnik generation in the 60s and forever linked to Steve Jobs as Apple rose to prominence in the 90s.
Rafa Oliveira put the NDO Turtleneck through its paces over a three day winter training camp at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Heavy early-season snowfall and chilly 20 degree conditions didn’t stop Rafa from pushing the tempo on his early morning Sunday long run (though a testy dog almost did).
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 NDO Calendar for tracking your progress in 2019.