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    Introducing: Limited Edition Extreme Weather Gore-Tex Stevenson Jacket

    Here at Boathouse, we’re always looking to push the envelope when it comes to designing and manufacturing elite athletic wear. That’s why we’re proud to announce the new, redefined, yet timeless Limited Edition Extreme Weather Gore-Tex Stevenson Jacket. Originally developed for top-level Olympic athletes, the Stevenson jacket is now back and better than ever with awesome upgrades tailored specifically to meet the needs of NFL players. We had some of our flagship GORE-TEX® fabric left over from the custom-made outerwear that we delivered to pro football, and in the spirit of sustainability we’re giving it new life in 53 of our most cutting-edge sports jackets yet. Not only is GORE-TEX® waterproof, windproof, breathable, and comfortable, we’ve added interior quilted lining for increased warmth, taking our classic Stevenson to the left level.

    When you need to perform at your best in rain, sleet, snow, or freezing temps, count on Boathouse for gear that will help you get the job done every time. Our GORE-TEX® jackets will fully protect you from even the harshest weather conditions, with innovative engineering for optimal performance.

     This truly is a limited run of 53; when we’re out, we’re out. So, if you're interested, make your move. Like a gold medal–hungry Olympian competing in their final event, it’s now or never.

    GORE-TEX® Jackets Made for the Pros

    The limited-edition Extreme Weather GORE-TEX® Gusset Stevenson jacket was made to check off every box on the wish list of the NFL players who commissioned them. Exceptional features of include:

     

    • Open cape ventilation on those extra sweaty days
    • Handsome burgundy color
    • Orbital Shoulder gusset for superior movement
    • Extended tail that you can sit on for warmth or tuck up into the jacket when not needed
    • Drawcord bottom opening with cord lock for easy fit adjustment
    • Side zippered back pocket for storage that’s out of the way when in the catch position
    • Rollaway hood is easily released and now includes toggles for better adjustment
    • Fully taped seams that do not allow water to get in anywhere

     The relaxed-fit Stevenson jacket is available in unisex sizes ranging from XS-2XL.

     Designed with the iconic “tuck tail,” the Stevenson is an incredibly versatile jacket, and was an instant hit with the U.S. rowing team at the 1976 Olympics. Orbital gussets for improved shoulder movement and an ultra-soft flannel lining made the Stevenson comfortable, warm, and ready for action. For warming up, training, and relaxing, this groundbreaking jacket has proven popular with athletes from many different sports and at all levels.

    Unmatched Breathability in a Waterproof Jacket

    The Extreme Weather Stevenson gets its unmatched breathability from Boathouse’s flagship fabric, GORE-TEX®. Gore-Tex jackets use a patented multi-layer design to block cool air and rain, while allowing your body heat to properly vent. This is why GORE-TEX® is so popular with athletes who compete in harsh weather and people who work outside all year round; it prevents uncomfortable overheating and helps you stay focused and full of energy. At Boathouse, we carry high-quality men’s Gore-Tex jackets and women’s Gore-Tex jackets that are all made in the U.S.A.

    Act Now to Get Your Limited-Edition Extreme Weather GORE-TEX® Stevenson Jacket

    Boathouse.com is proud to manufacture all of our apparel, including this limited-run Stevenson jacket, right here in Philadelphia, PA. This means we can make sure that all of our high standards are met, from the first cut of fabric to the last stitch. Whether you’re a serious athlete who trains out in the elements every day, or you just want a warm, breathable, and ultra-unique waterproof jacket, the Extreme Weather Stevenson is a great choice. Order yours while supplies last, and make sure that a little bad weather doesn’t extinguish your competitive fire.

    Water-Resistant vs. Waterproof Jackets

    Water-Resistant vs. Waterproof Jackets

    Fabric that is water-resistant is engineered to repel water, and doesn’t necessarily form an impenetrable barrier between your body and outside moisture. Waterproof rain jackets, on the other hand, are either impenetrable or near-impenetrable barriers against outside moisture. There are many advantages to both waterproof and water-resistant jackets, and deciding which is right for you and your squad will depend on a number of factors, such as what you’ll be using them for and what climate you’ll be competing in. Read on as we break down the differences between water-resistant and waterproof apparel.

    Fabric that is water-resistant is engineered to repel water, and doesn’t necessarily form an impenetrable barrier between your body and outside moisture. Waterproof rain jackets, on the other hand, are either impenetrable or near-impenetrable barriers against outside moisture. There are many advantages to both waterproof and water-resistant jackets, and deciding which is right for you and your squad will depend on a number of factors, such as what you’ll be using them for and what climate you’ll be competing in. Read on as we break down the differences between water-resistant and waterproof apparel.

    Water-Resistant Jackets 

    Usually, this is a porous fabric that's covered with a durable water resistant (DWR) coating. This DWR layer repels moisture. In light rain, it will cause water droplets to ball up and run off your jacket instead of getting absorbed into the fabric. Though protection against rain and snow isn't as good as with a waterproof jacket, water-resistant garments are usually more breathable, weigh less, and are available at a more affordable price point.

    Waterproof Jackets 

    Non-porous materials like rubber or plastic are completely waterproof but also offer very limited breathability. Apparel made from multiple layers of synthetic membranes coated with DWR, like GORE-TEX waterproof rain jackets, solves this problem by using the latest in fabric technology to create clothing that is nearly 100% waterproof and still offers a good amount of breathability. Expect to pay more for waterproof apparel that is also breathable.

    In addition to this high-tech fabric, waterproof apparel also has taped or welded seams. This prevents water from leaking in at the garment’s weak points.

    What Makes Sense for Me?

    If you’re planning on spending a lot of time outdoors in less than perfect weather conditions, you probably want to invest in a waterproof jacket. Hikers, campers, athletes who train every day, rain or shine, and people who work outdoors or live in very rainy climates will definitely benefit from a fully waterproof jacket.

    If you occasionally jog, train, or work out in light rain or misty conditions, apparel like water-resistant tracksuit jackets from Boathouse.com’s Tempo collection will help you stay dry and comfortable.

    Both water-resistant and waterproof jackets make excellent outer shells when worn on top of a hoodie or fleece, and can be easily rolled up and tucked into your gym bag or backpack.

    Quality Is Key When It Comes to Water-Resistant and Waterproof Rain Jackets 

    Whether you choose a lightweight water-resistant jacket, or one that’s fully waterproof, you'll find that quality manufacturing makes a huge difference when it comes to effectiveness and performance. Boathouse.com manufactures all of our apparel right here in Philadelphia, PA. Handcrafted and made from cutting-edge fabrics, our water-resistant and waterproof clothing is engineered to meet the needs and expectations of today’s elite athletes. We offer full customization options on a variety of activewear, including many water-resistant and waterproof designs, which makes us a popular supplier of team apparel for many NCAA Division I programs, as well as smaller schools and club teams. Place your order today and enjoy industry-best turnaround times on all custom apparel.

    What is a GORE-TEX Jacket?

    What is a GORE-TEX Jacket?

    GORE-TEX. It’s a word you’ve undoubtedly heard if you’ve ever shopped for performance outerwear. But what exactly is this high-tech fabric, and why are GORE-TEX jackets so popular with outdoor athletes? Read on and learn what makes GORE-TEX rain jackets so popular. We’ll try to explain what makes this material so effective at blocking water, without going too deep into the impressive science at work behind the scenes.

    A Space-Age Fabric for the Modern Athlete 

    Waterproof materials like plastic and rubber have been around for decades, or even centuries, but they have one major drawback: they aren’t breathable at all. GORE-TEX, on the other hand, is both waterproof and breathable. Made from stretched polymers, GORE-TEX has microscopic pores. They are small enough to prevent water droplets from getting in, but large enough to allow for water vapor and air to pass out. Usually, this polymer membrane is paired with additional layers, including a polyester or nylon outer layer that provides durability, as well as inner layers that provide added warmth and softness as needed.

    The outer layer usually features an additional durable water-resistant (DWR) coating that prevents water from being absorbed. GORE-TEX waterproof jackets also have either taped or welded seams to prevent water from leaking where pieces of fabric are joined together, as well as flapped zippers.

    Great Apparel for Bad Weather 

    The result is apparel that will allow you to vent body heat while still protecting you from rain and snow. This makes GORE-TEX a fabric popular with athletes who train every day regardless of weather, hikers and campers who trek into areas with unpredictable weather patterns, and anyone who lives in a place that experiences rain or snow.

    Whether you’re stretching out before a match on a damp fall day, or running errands around town during a rainstorm, you’ll find jackets made from GORE-TEX are an effective barrier against wetness, and still remarkably comfortable to wear.

    Choose Boathouse’s Premium Men’s GORE-TEX Jackets 

    Licensed to produce GORE-TEX fabric, Boathouse.com brings decades of experience with handcrafted manufacturing to make sure all of our waterproof jackets meet the highest standards for fit, function, and looks. Men’s GORE-TEX jackets are available with Sport Fleece™ or Weatherblock™ lining, depending on how much warmth you require. Breathable, yet windproof, they also feature rollaway hoods for extra protection.

    Find Women’s GORE-TEX Jackets at Boathouse (H2) Looking for a design that’s tailored for a woman’s body? Women’s GORE-TEX jackets from Boathouse.com are crafted with your body in mind. They provide extra space where you need it, yet feature a non-bulky, athletic fit. Like the men’s designs, they are completely waterproof, windproof, breathable, and feature zipper flaps and sealed seams.

    Explore Customizable Options 

    If you’re looking for excellent waterproof clothing for your squad, you’ve come to the right place.

    A proud supplier of NCAA athletic programs, Boathouse.com offers many customization options on GORE-TEX jackets and pants. Since we make our apparel in Philadelphia, we can offer some of the shortest turnaround times in the industry for all custom orders. Start off your season with championship-level apparel from Boathouse.com.