The Men’s Whirl Running Jacket is an innovative product for runners. It’s a highly practical and highly effective, super lightweight windproof jacket that can be quickly and easily packed up into its own sleeve (even when running) and carried via an elastic strap at waist or chest.
Made from lightly stretchable yet robust material, it moves with the body when running without risk of pulling or tearing. Despite its negligible weight it is a fully-featured running jacket with full zip, high protective collar, enclosed hood and long sleeves and elasticated cuffs. Not only will it keep the wind at bay on runs, the Whirl Running Jacket stands out with reflective safety details for visibility at night-time and in poor weather conditions.
As the inventor of the three-layer principle, Odlo is a brand synonymous with high quality technical baselayers and sports underwear. The Norwegian company combines typically Scandinavian, minimalist design with cutting edge technologies to produce stylish and functional apparel across six categories: technical underwear, running, training, cycling, Nordic disciplines and outdoor.
Odlo was founded in 1946 by the eccentric, and brilliantly named, Odd Roar Lofterød. Lofterød began by manufacturing lady’s underwear, but soon began to produce sports training kit as demand for his garments grew. In 1963, now under the banner of Odlo, Lofterød developed a revolutionary new suit for skiers and speed skaters, made from a cutting edge synthetic fibre which gave the fabric an elasticity and fit unlike anything else on the market at the time. The suit was adopted by the Norwegian ski team for the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck and by the time the Winter Olympics in Sapporo came around in 1972, there were 22 national teams competing in Odlo gear.
Today, Odlo’s is a firmly established active sportswear company and their three-layer principle has been adopted industry wide. The first layer, the underwear, is designed to ensure optimum moisture management. The second layer helps to regulate the wearer's temperature, while the third layer provides protection from wind and rain.