In New England, “Downeast” denotes the “never-never land always east of where you are.” The rocky region stretches from coastal Maine into the Canadian Maritime provinces and is the home to some of the most beautiful trails and oceanside running routes on the East Coast. Spending time Downeast in the winter requires warm, wearable layers. As such our Downeaster Pants are designed for comfort, combining the inherent properties of Merino wool in a pragmatic silhouette.
The Downeaster Pants feature a double knit blend of 60% Merino wool and 40% polypropylene. The natural properties of Merino offer warmth, breathability and odor-resistance, while polypropylene improves wicking and insulation. Not only does polypropylene have the lowest thermal conductivity of any fiber, which means it holds onto heat the longest, it’s also hydrophobic, quickly pulling moisture (i.e. sweat) to the surface where it can evaporate, rather than be absorbed into the Merino. The end result is a warm and comfortable pant that you'll hate to take off.
These pants feature inseam hand pockets and a hidden zip pocket at the back hip.
Relaxed & Ready
We designed these pants for a relaxed fit, with a mid-rise and tapered leg ending in a banded cuff. An encased elastic waistband ensures comfort, whether on the warm-up or the couch.
Off & On
Rolanda wore the new Downeaster Pants to warm-up for her Saturday morning workout - repeat 600-meters on the roads. She pulled them back on, later, to relax for some post-run breakfast. Meredith donned hers for a Thursday morning 75 minute easy run. Sam stuck to the easy stuff - wearing her Downeaster Pants for hanging out in between doubles.