Great middle distance runners balance speed with strength. Similarly, a great mid-layer must balance warmth with weight. Made from an Italian blend of recycled nylon and elastane, the all-new NE Half Zip offers enough comfort and protection to wear on its own, with the versatility to layer as temperatures drop.
Versatile Half Zip Mid-Layer
Hidden back pocket for keys or credit card
Ribbed collar & Rubber zippers
78% Recycled Nylon / 22% Elastane
Better By Half
Mid-layers are a cold weather training essential: layered over a tee or tank on temperate days or zipped under a jacket when Mother Nature gets aggressive. With versatility as its raison d'être, why do so many mid-layers leave us cold when it comes to both substance and style? We set out to create a mid-layer that's ultra-functional, with the warmth and sophistication to feel and look good on its own but light-enough to layer.
Soft Yet Sleek
The recycled nylon and elastane blend we selected for the NE Half Zip is made by Carvico, Italian innovators of performance textiles since 1962. It's light and buttery soft, bridging the gap between technical and cozy, with the durability to handle heavy mileage.
No Half Measures
It's the finer details that make or break a solid mid-layer: the NE Half Zip features a ribbed collar lined with the brushed side of the fabric to reduce irritation, and a zipper garage to eliminate chafing on the chest. The zipper features a rubber pull to make it easier to grab when your hands are cold or gloved, and low-profile thumb holes give you the option of covering your hands without ruining the sleeves.
A hidden zip pocket in the side-seam is designed to store essentials, with enough room for a phone, credit card, gels or cash.
New England Roots
The NE Half Zip is named for our home: New England. This rocky yet verdant region is known for its tough and hardy inhabitants and legendary running heritage. We tasked native New Englander, Jeanne Mack with testing the half-zip during training camp in Vermont.