Soft and versatile fleece
The Albatross Classic Fleece (3200, women’s style 3260) from Orn Clothing is a versatile jacket made from a 300 gsm, soft microfleece fabric. This classically styled jacket has a soft cuff design for comfort and two external pockets with zip closures, while the two large internal pockets offer extra storage space. It has twin-needle stitched seams for durability along with an elasticated hem with side toggle adjusters. The women’s style offers a fitted silhouette, and colours available are navy, black, bottle, royal, red, graphite and burgundy for both the men’s and women’s styles.
Training jacket for teams
The jacket range from Finden+Hales has a multitude of lightweight outerwear designs ranging from showerproof training jackets to softshells, fleeces to touchline styles.
The Showerproof Training Jacket (LV610) comes in six colours and is made from 100% nylon 210T taffeta in a 70 gsm PU coating. It is lightweight and showerproof, making it an ideal training jacket as it will keep teams cool and dry without compromising on warmth. The jacket is unlined, allowing team members to add additional layers if required, and features pockets with zips and a Velcro concealed hood.
Softshells for spring
“With the lighter nights and warmer weather fast approaching it’s time to put away those winter jackets and opt for something more practical,” says Prestige Leisure. The company recommends Henbury’s . Zip Top (H862) with its wicking finish as an ideal insulation layer thanks to its inner ribbed fleece. It’s available in black and slate grey, and in sizes XS-2XL.
Also new to the range for 2016 is the B&C Collection Softshell Jacket (BA661, women’s style BA661F). This 96% polyester/4% elastane woven softshell has an inner 100% polyester microfleece and is available in six colours with distinctive contrast lining colours.
Another lightweight option is the Langley Softshell Jacket (EL032, women’s style EL033) from Elevate, a stylish jacket featuring a detachable hood with elastic cord and stoppers. It is waterproof up to 5000 mm, windproof up to 3000 mm and breathable. It is available in four colours and sizes S-3XL.
Hi-vis running jacket
Spiro has added new outerwear styles that are “designed to protect, perform and inspire at a great price,” says the brand.
New to the collection is the technical Reflectex Hi-Vis Jacket (S260X), a water-repellent and windproof jacket that allows wearers to be seen when running and biking at night. Constructed from a soft athletic quick-dry fabric, this jacket is lightweight and breathable and offers maximum protection. It features a breathable mesh back panel, reflective bound edges for extra visibility in low light conditions, full front zip with contrast colour binding, zip closing front side and centre back pockets, streamlined wind protect longer back panel, foldaway belt bag, bound edge cuff, stand up collar and inner stormflap. It is suitable for transfer print and embroidery.
Padded jackets and windbreakers
Sol’s offers a range of light jackets including the padded Ride (01193) and Ladies Ride (01170). Available in four colours, these fashionable styles are light and warm, and have a close fitting cut and fancy zip that matches the lining. New for 2016, the Wave (01436) and Ladies Wave (01437) 180 gsm sleeveless padded jackets complete the Ride range.
The Surf (32000), a unisex windbreaker jacket made from 210T nylon shell, is water-resistant and windproof, comes in 13 colours and sizes S-2XL for adults; and in seven colours in the Surf Kids (32300).
For a more on-trend look, Sol’s offers the unisex, mesh-lined Skate (01171) windbreaker in five contrast colour styles, including one in camo print and others with neon details. Waterproof and windproof, this fashionable product is available in sizes XS-2XL and is a “must-have”, according to the brand.