Boathouse Gear Review

Boathouse Gear has quickly become some of my favorite running gear in 2021. I recently discovered them right around the holidays when they made fun holiday prints. If there is anything I love, it’s themed clothing.

Boathouse Gear Review

About the brand Boathouse:

Boathouse was founded by Olympic rower John Strotbeck. It started with a single item: the iconic Stevenson Jacket. The Stevenson Jacket was worn by the USA Olympic Rowing Team at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.

After the games, Strotbek returned to Philadelphia and created elite performance outerwear for everyday life. The company Boathouse was named after the classic rowing social rowing clubs he called home.

Currently, Boathouse makes a complete line of outerwear and performance essentials. Each item is still made in Philadelphia. They’ve created items for Olympic teams, professional sports teams, elite university teams, and neighborhood teams.

My Experience with Boathouse Gear:

I’ve tried several items, and I can truly say I like everything I’ve tried, and it all fits well.

Boathouse Tempo Graphic Unisex Jacket ($110):

Material: 100% performance fabric

The Tempo Graphic is light with a four-way stretch. It’s been great for the rainy but warmer days lately. I’m able to wear it while running but also living life.

  • Stretches and moves with your body
  • 2 side pockets
  • Unlined
  • Hood

Fit: I typically wear a size small, and the small fits perfectly.

Boathouse Gear Review

Women’s Tie Dye Workout Shorts ($34)

As many people know, I am a diva when it comes to running shorts. My favorite length is 5-7 inch. I’m 5’8, and I hate *too short* and I also hate if the fabric is see-through or thin. The Boathouse shorts might be some of my favorite running shorts ever. Plus, they aren’t expensive.

Material: 86% Polyester, 14% Spandex


  • No butt seam
  • Lined (so it’s not see-through)
  • 6 1/2″ inseam

Fit: Typically, I wear an XS in running shorts, and the XS fits well. They are more compressive than many brands but don’t fit *too tight*.

These are truly some of my favorite shorts for two reasons: They are lined. I am always hesitant to wear light color shorts because I sweat a lot, but also light color shorts can often be see-through. These aren’t, at all. Plus, I don’t have to worry about them being too short because the inseam is 6’1/2 inches! I have both colors of the tye-dye and they are awesome!

Boathouse Gear Review

Boathouse Conclusion:

I truly appreciate and like Boathouse. I wish I had discovered them with living in the Philadelphia area! If you are looking for some fun new gear made in the USA, I highly suggest checking out Boathouse Gear.

Boathouse Gear Review

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Questions for you:

Have you tried Boathouse?

What is the length of your favorite shorts?