Autumn is real cross country running weather here in the PNW. That turn of the weather just screams out being neck in neck with fellow competitors whilst trampeling over grass, dirt, and mud. And Tracksmith’s new Fall Collection has some really great options out there that just fit the bill.
I am fairly certain you have heard of Tracksmith, but if you haven’t now is the time. They may have been a small, “boutique” running apparel company at one point, but over the years they have continued their growth more into the mainstream with their unique New England-inspired items that have a historical glimpse and twists on classic running apparel. So, if you haven’t heard of Tracksmith, you’re welcome.
There’s a lot to love about their Fall Collection, with comes complete with new items, styles, and colorways. The launch of their Cross Country Collection really has us excited. It’s style is the celebration of the spirit of the sport that Tracksmith loves. Hard to believe that fall is almost here but seeing this collection makes me excited for my favorite season to run in!
Our newest collection is a celebration of the spirit of cross country. A sport defined not by the clock, but by the team effort. Cross Country as we know it got its start in the 19th century in the UK and was known as the “paper chase” or “Hares and Hounds.” Contested across the countryside, as a fall and winter complement to the steeplechase it was an Olympic team sport in the 1912, 1920 and 1924 Olympic Games. Home to the legendary Great Edinburgh International Cross Country race, which has drawn stars like Kenenisa Bekele, Tirunesh Dibaba and Eliud Kipchoge to its muddy hills, we experimented with plaids and patterns that would help athletes stand out on the course.
The Cross Country Singlet and Shorts are beautiful and comfortable all in one. They are made from their lightweight 2:09 Mesh (82% Polyester / 18% Spandex) which we highlighted here, and come in one of four understatedly awesome patterned colorways. They all differ slightly between stripes and plaid, but each features their signature sash and a subtle cross country insignia.
We hardly find bad things to say about Tracksmith most of the time. Their designs are always on point and we have found the craftmanship to be legit. The price tag is generally a little more than competitors, but we have found the premium to be worth it.
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- Cross Country Singlet ($70)
- Cross Country Shorts ($65)
- 82% Polyester / 18% Spandex With Antimicrobial Finish
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