SouthernRunner
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    December 25, 2013
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 2014 Official Boston Marathon Celebration Jacket
2014 Official Boston Marathon Celebration Jacket
You made it over Heartbreak Hill and right through the finish line in Copley Square, and that means you've earned this men's running jacket. It has a big Boston Marathon logo on the back and the chest. Features side zip pockets and a full zip.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit is great, Color scheme is marginal
PostedJanuary 14, 2014
, Amateur runner
 from Athens, GA, USA
Age 35-44

I am male

I am Avid Runner (6+ times/week)

I run 5-8 miles per session

I would recommend this to a friend
Living in Athens Georgia (home of UGA), I am not a fan of orange. And while I was immediately distressed about this jacket, I have received mine and don't think it's terrible. I would have certainly preferred patriotic colors or BAA traditional blue and gold. I can't imagine the round table discussion that selected orange as the base color. Regardless, we all earned a spot at the 2014 Boston Marathon and deserve to wear this traditional symbol of the race proudly. It will all seem less shocking when a few of these show up around town. Train well qualifiers. Less than 100 days until the gun fires in Hopkinton!
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 2014 Official Boston Marathon Celebration Jacket
2014 Official Boston Marathon Celebration Jacket
You made it over Heartbreak Hill and right through the finish line in Copley Square, and that means you've earned this men's running jacket. It has a big Boston Marathon logo on the back and the chest. Features side zip pockets and a full zip.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Disappointing
PostedDecember 25, 2013
, Runner
 from Georgia, USA
Age 35-44

I am male

I am Frequent Runner (3-5 times/week)

I run 5-8 miles per session

I would not recommend this to a friend
So very disappointed in this year's jacket. What was the thought process here? This is a colour that a slight fraction of any population would truly enjoy. With these colours, the blue trim would have been much, much better as base. As a matter of fact, it appears a women's alternate ("smarter") jacket has been posted. I hope such is considered for a men's option - BUT WITH LOGO ON THE BACK too. That would sell.
A patriotic theme would have made the most sense, but that is clearly not happening. Oh well, Adidas and BAA will be disappointed by sales. Ultimately, though, the runners are the losers as this race will not be commemorated about town with the normal jacket enthusiasm.
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