Rated 4 out of 5Â by cdjr Boston 2013 Jacket
It is a nice jacket overall. I purchased the large size, most clothing in this size fits me well and leaves ample room. This jakcet however is really tight in the underars area. I am a bit concerned as to my ability to run comfortably in this garment. I have been walking around in the jacket but I am a tad afraid to raise my arms due to the tight fit. I kind of like it, but I think that I may have to return it for the larger size. I should have waited until I got to the expo so that I could have tried the jacket on before purchasing it.
January 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by runMarkrun The classic Boston jacket!
The 2013 jacket is the real deal and fully embroidered on the back. Also the classic Boston colors really look great! Nice job this year Addidas!!
January 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by runvt Boston 2013
Jacket looks and fits great. Probably the biggest unknown for anyone looking to buy this jacket is the fit. I found that it fit true to size. I'm 6'1" - 175 lbs and the large fit me perfectly.
January 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Boston Billy Happy I bought it!
I'm running my first Boston Marathon and I had to have the jacket.
The quality seems very good, but I have not run in it yet.
As to fit, there are a couple issues. I am 5'11", 160 pounds with wide shoulders and I tried on medium, large, and XL jackets in a store and I settled on the large. As other people have said, the arms are too short for the body sizes. I wish I had the XL arms on the L jacket. How people over 6'1 fit into the L doesn't make sense to me. If the arms were 1" longer I would be psyched because I hope to hold onto this jacket for a long time.
It also seems to be a pretty warm jacket because of the mesh lining. I thought it would be like a windbreaker but it's definitely a step up - more like the "Boathouse" jacket lining if you're familiar with those. (But much less dorky, I think.)
Overall this is a great buy! I hope adidas made plenty because with the original BAA colors I think these things will go quickly.
March 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by sav-kol the only keepsake you'll need
especially given the events of this year, having this jacket, which i'd always coveted, was essential. they ran out of the medium at the expo, so there were folks allowing us to place our orders online. i placed the order on sunday and received the jacket on tuesday, the day after the marathon, which struck me as pretty impressive. it fits well--the large would have certainly been too big for my 5'9" 145 frame. i'm glad to have the jacket, both because of and in spite of the horror of this year's race. for those of us who ran and finished, it will always be important.
May 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by bebo Boston Jacket
I took a chance and bought this jacket as soon as it became available. Wasn't sure what I would be getting but was not disappointed. Very nice quality and perfect for cool weather conditions. If you are thinking of wearing it in sub zero temps. think again, as you will need some long johns on under it.
January 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BostonBilly Boston Jacket is Nice!
I ordered the "official" Boston jacket online, since expo sometimes runs out of medium sizes. This year's jacket is nice -- it has the BAA logo embroidered on the back and is great quality overall. I'm 5'10" and ~155, and a medium fit me perfectly.
April 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by RunnerTim Worth The Money
Ridiculously overpriced, but you're buying a reminder of your experience - which some might say is priceless. The 2013 version will of course hold much more significance than previous years, so pick up a jacket and wear it with pride.
April 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by doyle Its okay
Worth having as a souvenir I guess but the build quality doesn't seem that great and the fit is a little odd in the arms. (I got the small per another reviewer who stated a similar build, 5'8") Its a perfect fit until you raise your arms up too high with elbows bent then it rides up so the arms seem a touch short. Basically it would be a fine jacket to wear around but maybe not great for the arm movement of running, which is a bit ironic :)
February 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Supers Beautiful Jacket!
Really nice coat- brilliant colors- will show up well when running after dark. Nice keepsake from Marathon!
January 15, 2013