A track jacket is a light weight jacket which features ribbed cuffs and waistband. The front zipper of the jacket runs through the length till the stand up collar which is closes over the throat. And if zipper is lowered, the collar can lie flat. These track jackets usually feature two front slanted pockets that may be zippered and often has contrasting piping.
The traditional track jackets used to be windbreaker which were specifically meant for jogging and exercising. Most of the track jackets are part of two piece tracksuit which has a jacket and track pants. Unlike other jackets, Track jackets are a little over sized and may appear loose fitted, this is to be as comfortable as possible. Being over-sized track jackets allow free movement and maximum mobility.
Traditionally track jackets used to be solid in colors and had varied piping and some featured open eyelets under the arms for cooling. However, today’s versions are more varied in terms of color and style. They feature a variety of piping, pocket styles, zippers, and also special pockets for for personal mobile electronics, such as an MP3 player or cell phone.