I love Title Nine. They make clothes that look good and are high quality products. A couple of weeks ago, I was able to test the Crash 2.0 Tights, and they are very warm and cozy. So much so that after a 6 mile run in the cold at 5:30AM, I went to a Barre class and felt like I was gonna die because they were too warm. They are perfect for outdoor activities, and they were a lifesaver for a camping trip in November to Silver Falls, but that Polartec Fleece does EXACTLY what it’s supposed to. It keeps you insulated, despite the fact that the material doesn’t look so much different than others.
I was super excited to try the Crash 2.0 Jacket. This peacoat, which I got in medium in the dark blue color, looks relatively thin, though stylish. It’s definitely built for a woman’s curves in the most flattering way. The Power Stretch means it’s form-fitting but recovers well with highly elastic 4-way stretch and construction. It’s really cute and it has thumbholes and the comfy softness you’d associate with fleece material.
First and foremost, I MUST tell you how much I love the pockets. There are pockets for days .. THREE sets! And there are three reasons why these pockets are the absolute BEST. 1.) Super softness overload. I mean, how can you go wrong with Polartec fleece? 2.) One set of zippered pockets. Zippers are a MUST for me, as I’m always paranoid about losing stuff when I move around, especially after my good friend lost a car key on a trail and had to Uber home and NEVER found the key ever again. And finally, and most uniquely, 3.) In addition to having pockets inside of the jacket, (which are perfect if it’s at all wet outside) there are pockets BEHIND the zippered pockets that will perfectly hold a phone. I personally hate having to put my phone in the same pocket I want to keep my hands in, especially when it’s cold, but I also like having my phone close. Those pockets behind the zippered pockets are upright (meaning not slanted outward where stuff can dump right out) and wide and stretchy enough to hold my ugly Otterbox (I have kids and drop things, so I need all the protection I can get) but not so loose that it would fall out, even if I run like the wind (which I for sure DON’T these days.)
Okay, now that I’m done mooning about pockets, let me give you some other reasons why you’ll love this jacket. When my husband saw it, he told me that it didn’t look all that thick. And he’s right. It doesn’t look like a winter jacket. However, it’s deceivingly warm. Like the pants, this piece of clothing offers more than you’d think as far as insulation goes. The Crash 2.0 Jacket is deemed a midlayer, but here in Oregon, I really believe this could be used as a stand-alone outer layer for a run on most winter days. I wouldn’t say this is a great option for rainy days, but cold days are covered 100%.
Not only is the Crash 2.0 jacket toasty warm in the cold wind, but it wicks moisture well and is highly breathable. I run hot as a runner and I sweat. And when I sweat, I get cold later. This jacket gets me warm when I’m outside, but I don’t get chilled when I’m done with my run. That’s huge!
In addition to being functional, this jacket is cute and soft and pretty packable. It will get a lot of use in the coming months ahead.
Products & Price:
- Crash 2.0 Peacoat ($149)
Specs (from website):
- Polartec® Power Stretch (90% recycled poly/10% spandex)
- Two front handwarmer, two side drop-in, two internal drop-in pockets
- Only @ T9
More about Title Nine:
We are a small, Northern California company, woman-run and owned since 1989. No larger corporation, no outside investors – with the help of our community and our customers we’ve boot-strapped our way to a band of 300 or so – all committed to the idea of women owning and risking and leading.
We believe that the outdoors and a good workout can be the antidote to many of life’s problems. We believe that business is a a team sport, a grand experiment and a powerful engine of change. Above all, we believe in women. We are fit to run, we are fit to lead, we are fit to win.
Thank you to Title Nine for providing us with a sample. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.