Long Live The Eliot
The track jacket has long been a running staple, but it’s never been a true performance piece, especially in colder New England weather. We wanted to change that – crafting a technical track jacket that holds its own on the warm-up for an October cross country meet or grinding through a chilly tempo. We’ve made both material and functional improvements on the classic silhouette, crafted entirely from Eliot Stretch fabric for performance in challenging conditions.
Crafted from Eliot Stretch Fabric
Abrasion Resistant, Moisture Control, Water Repellant, Four-Way Stretch
Machine Wash Warm
Dry Flat, Do Not Tumble Dry
Do Not Bleach
Early woven track jackets were made from lightweight synthetic nylons that didn’t breathe and had little stretch. They worked well warming up at a spring track meet, but ended up in the back of the closet come fall. Our update utilizes innovative Swiss-made Eliot Stretch Fabric - a Dryskin textile from Schoeller with four-way stretch that’s moisture-wicking, abrasion-resistant and water-repellent.
Made specifically for foul-weather endurance activities, the secret of Eliot Stretch lies in the double-weave construction. Nylon fibers on the outside and Coolmax fibers on the inside rapidly move moisture away from the skin while keeping mother nature at bay.
Although the fabric does the heavy lifting, the small details are what round out the Eliot Track Jacket. We lined the high collar with our Inverno Blend for warmth and comfort and added partial elasticated cuffs to keep the arms snug. Zippered pockets keep personal items secured on the run.
The roots of some of running’s highest performance fabrics date back to 1849 when a German named Rudolph Schoeller began manufacturing textiles in Silesia. In 1868 he moved to Switzerland to open the country’s first worsted yarn spinning mill. As rapid industrial growth transformed manufacturing, Schoeller kept pace, embracing technological progress to speed production and automation.
Today, Schoeller Textil AG is known world-wide for producing the most innovative fabrics and technologies for peak athletic performance. They were also the first textile manufacturer to receive the bluesign® award for sustainable development.
WELLEY TO THE ELLY
Boston’s beloved Eliot Lounge hosted a New Year’s Day tradition. Welley to the Elly: 13.1 hungover and hilly miles on the marathon course from Wellesley back to the Eliot. We named our signature Eliot Stretch after the famed bar and it seems only fitting to use the name for this update on a throwback. Not to mention it’s the perfect jacket for a New Year’s Day morning run.