When you up the training to two-a-days, polyester just doesn’t cut it. Even the lightest early morning shake-out will leave a synthetic top in need of a wash. Less than ideal when you run to work and still have an interval session scheduled for the evening.
Our merino-nylon blend is practically impervious to odor even if you never choose to wash it. And we tested it the hard way, running morning and evening through the dog
days of the Boston summer. One run? No problem. A week of runs? Still funk-free. One month without a wash? Put it this way: we lost our nerve long before this natural fabric showed any sign of losing its battle against bacteria.
RECOMMIT TO THE RUN
There’s an old New England springtime saying, “It won't be warm till the snow gets off the mountain, and the snow won't get off the mountain till it gets warm." The days are longer, but not yet warm. Snow lingers on the roads, but the sun shines brighter. Our legs feel lighter, but not yet fast. Still, we know the speed will come. For us, spring is a time to recommit to the run.
When it comes to performance fabrics, merino wool is a freak of nature. If you’ve never worn it before, you’re in for a revelation. A natural, surprisingly soft fiber that stays warm even when drenched with sweat, it also resists odor without washing for longer than you can bear to imagine. It’s the ideal material to beat the chill of early mornings and transition through the warmth after sunrise.
Formal cross country traces its history to the 19th century and an English game called Hares & Hounds. It's how cross country runners earned the nickname, “Harriers.”
Whether you're training for a marathon or in the heart of cross country season, there's no better long sleeve training top than the Harrier. Made for whatever coach or mother nature throw your way.