Art of the Chase
In 19th century England, the first “Harriers” donned wool tops to keep warm as they slogged through muddy fields. Our new singlet features a technical update on that original wool, via a light and airy Merino mesh, a tonal sash and special-edition “Cross is King” label.
Merino wool mesh racing singlet
Breathable, quick-drying and odor-resistant
Cross Is King Labeling
Gold pins for race bibs
51% Merino Wool
Machine Wash Cold
With Like Colors
Lay Flat To Dry
Built For The Cold
We wanted to build a racing singlet for cold conditions. Whether that’s XC, a chilly Turkey Trot or late fall marathon, this high-performance Merino wool mesh regulates temperature, wicks sweat and fights odors, while a wider shoulder adds some coverage.
Cross Is King
Cross Country is the heart and soul of running. A team sport contested in all kinds of weather – from sunny skies to mud and snow – it’s gritty and glorious in equal measure, which is why we believe that “Cross is King.” We finished our Chase Singlets with a nod to XC’s preeminence.
Over The River, Through The Woods
Cross Country running got its start in 19th century England, with a game known as “Hare & Hounds” or “the paper chase.” Inspired by traditional hunts, a runner would lay a trail of paper across the countryside that a team of runners would follow. The first formal “race” was held at Rugby School in 1837 and by 1876 England was hosting a national championship. It crossed the pond in 1878, when American William C. Vosburgh introduced the sport to athletes in New York. Since that first paper chase, cross country has been far more wild that its tamer cousin, track and field. The first races were held over hilly and boggy ground, on poorly marked courses and in the fading light of dusk. Today, the sport retains this unruly flavor that makes all the difference.
On a rainy Sunday in late October, our Boston racing team toed the line in Franklin Park for the 29th Mayor’s Cup. Charging through puddles and kicking up mud, it was everything we love about cross country – and the perfect conditions to test our new Chase Singlet – fierce racing, tough conditions and that you’ve-got-to-be-a-little-crazy kind of fun runners do best.