Chances are, you’re familiar with Tracksmith for their collections aimed squarely at the casual running crowd. They make stylish, technical clothes with a well- defined aesthetic for folks who like to run around town. The Tracksmith Off Roads Packable Jacket takes those same aesthetics and puts it in a garment designed for the trail.
That’s right, Tracksmith takes their design language to a trail jacket – one that will keep you dry and comfortable in the backcountry during the cold, rainy, and windy days of the year. Whether you like trail running, mountain biking, or just plain, old hiking, this thing should make for a lightweight option that you can stash in a pocket and pull out only as the need for a proper outerwear layer comes up.
The Tracksmith Off Roads Packable Jacket is a rainy day exterior layer that you can collapse into its own rear zippered pocket, allowing it to bundle into a size that you should be able to squeeze into a pouch on your pack or even secure in your hand via the included strap. That way, you don’t have to wear a jacket when you first set out on the trail if the weather doesn’t require it, all while being ready to take one out in the event of a sudden drizzle.
And yes, this thing handle will shrug off rains like they’re nothing, with its Scholler woven fabric construction (93 percent nylon and 7 percent elastane) and Nanosphere DWR coating, which can shed both water and dirt as you make your way from one waypoint to the next. It also boasts four-way stretch on top of being lightweight, breathable, and sweat-wicking, so you will stay comfortable in the middle of the most demanding activities. Seriously, you can run in this thing without adding any restrictions to your movement.
The Tracksmith Off Roads Packable Jacket has a relaxed fit, making it viable for putting on top of multiple layers, in case the weather takes an even more drastic turn. It pairs that accommodating fit with a long body and curved shirttail hem to serve as added protection to keep kicked-up mud and splashes away from your shorts (remember, this is water-and-dirt repellent). There’s also a back vent to enable better air circulation, a two-way zipper for more comfortable adjustments, and bonded finishes to minimize chafing. Just in case you need to carry extra gear on your outerwear, it comes with two hand pockets with an overlapping closure and a large zippered back pocket that doubles as the pouch when packing the jacket.
As you can probably tell from the name, it’s part of the new Off Roads collection, consisting of pieces designed specifically for use in the trail. Aside from this jacket, the men’s line includes a pair of long-sleeve shirts, a tee, and running shorts, along with a parallel collection of garments for women. All garments come in a unified color theme of ivory, navy, plum, and midnight blue.
The Tracksmith Off Roads Packable Jacket is available now, priced at $198.