iRunning is a way of life. Few who don’t partake in the sport religiously can understand the appeal of jumping out of bed and tearing up a few miles on the pavement before the sun is even fully risen, or the draw of constantly pushing yourself further no matter the heat, rain or snow. But those that do know that their running pursuits deserve the best apparel and gear they can get. That kind of attitude was the inspiration behind Tracksmith.
Based in New England, Tracksmith opened up shop in 2014 at roughly the halfway point of the world’s most prestigious running event – the Boston Marathon. As their story goes, their name signifies their dedication to craft and excellence in running; just as a blacksmith or silversmith takes pride in their handiwork, Tracksmith takes pride in the miles they log. And while many activewear brands spend all their time worrying about the “tech” behind their gear, we think its apparent that TrackSmth is laser-focused on creating simple and refined running apparel – whatever that material might be.
No Frills Running Gear
A perfect example of this simplicity is their Session Jacket. It’s a lightweight running jacket with a trim, athletic cut and stylish fit. It’s also ready for the changing temperatures and wet weather that often define the runner’s journey. It uses their Veloce fabric, a 86% Nylon, 14% Elastane blend woven in Northern Italy that is breathable, fast-drying and super-dang soft. And, we think, it looks classy – not techy.
Pair the Session Jacket with the matching Session shorts. Or in summer, with their Run Cannonball Run Shorts. This shorts use a stretchy, fast-drying, poly-elastane blend with a hydrophobic finish designed as much for jumping in the water and cooling off after a run as it is for that run in the first place.
Whatever Tracksmith gear you choose, you’ll be rocking something more stylish than “techy.” It’ll also be something made by someone who likes running as much you do.