For the coldest days, when standing still is as tough as running, our warmest and most weather-protective jacket is the solution. Featuring a waterproof, four-way stretch exterior shell plus a soft and wicking merino lining, the Upstate Parka wears well over several layers or thrown on after ditching a wet singlet post-race.
Water & Wind-Proof
Hood With Easy-pull Drawcords
Two external zip pockets, one internal zip pocket, and one internal open pocket
Body 88% Nylon / 12% Elastane
Liner 81% Merino / 19% Polyester
to Stand By
Shorter days often signal longer races, and while the course can be grueling for athletes, those on the sidelines face the cold without the benefit of an internal furnace. For them, we’ve created the Upstate Parka.
Traditional parkas have a special place in our hearts, since they’ve long graced the sidelines of cross country races and marathons. The problem we found is that they don’t breathe or stretch, so they must be oversized to accommodate layering underneath. The lining is often cotton, which gets soaked and then fails to insulate.
The Upstate Parka is made with improved styling and tailoring, plus a Swiss-made 4-way stretch fabric and full merino lining. This means better weather protection, breathability and mobility. The weather can change as quickly as your position on course, and the Upstate Parka is ready for it all.
Schoeller put this fabric through rigorous rainwear testing. Both waterproof and wind-blocking, it'll stand up to even the ugliest conditions.
A hood is only as good as it’s ability to stay put. Ours features easy-pull drawcords and a sturdy zipper made for gloved hands.
Hold The Phone
Pockets make the parka. This jacket boasts four: two external zip pockets, one internal zip pocket, and one internal open pocket for all your things.
Upstate is shorthand for the north and the tough conditions that come with it. While our jacket nods to the history of great cross country teams and races in upstate New York, it’s a celebration of hardy racers everywhere, and perhaps just as important, those who show up to support them.
On a blustery late fall day in Massachusetts, James Leakos relied on the Upstate Parka to keep him warm before and after a misty morning session. A native of Saskatchewan and a prodigious cross country runner, he’s no stranger to cold conditions. But even this hardy soul had to admit: there’s nothing better than a slipping tired sweaty limbs into a dry parka.