-The Crash 2.0 Polartec tights and Crash 2.0 jacket are the winter essentials I didn’t know I needed. When I moved to the high desert, I was excited to “not deal with winter again,” but boy was I wrong, and I found myself running in 30-degree mornings in October, and it only gets colder from there.
What the heck!? Not just cold, but it’s also windy. So I’ve been looking for warm weather gear that also blocks the wind and keeps me warm. That’s how I discovered both the Title Nine Crash Polartec 2.0 Tights and Crash Polartec 2.0 Jacket.
About the Brand Title 9:
I also did a review of other Title Nine Gear here.
Title Nine is based in a Northern California company. It is woman-run and owned since 1989. They are committed to the idea of women owning and leading. I loved and admired Title Nine for a while now, but it wasn’t until I moved to California that I could really appreciate going into their retail stores and falling in love even more. I was able to go to a few Title Nine locations in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area, and it made me grow to appreciate them even more.
According to the Title Nine website, they believe the outdoors and a good workout can be the antidote to many of life’s problems. As a woman-owned company, they believe in women.
About the Polartec 2.0 Fabric:
The Polartec Power Knit Fabric is a new knit construction that encapsulates air to keep warmth and reduce microfiber shedding. This results in a performance fabric with advanced thermal efficiency and a fabric that sheds 5X less than other modern synthetic fleece materials. Who really wants shedding?
Crash Polartec 2.0 Jacket:
The Crash Polartec 2.0 jacket is designed to “crash” through expectations of what a jacket can be. With fleece warmth, it’s both cozy and has svelte styling. Technically designed as a mid-layer, it can be used an outer layer on days without snow or moisture in the area (which isn’t an issue in my immediate area but about 45 minutes into town, we do get snow).
Materials: Polartec® Power Stretch (90% recycled poly/10% spandex)
Fit: I’m 5’8 and 130 pounds. Typically in tops, I wear a size small. In the Crash Polartec 2.0 jacket, a size small is great. Plus, the arms are long enough that I don’t need to worry about that.
The Crash 2.0 Polartec Jacket doesn’t fit too tight, and I find it comfortable to run or live life in. I’ve taken the jacket out for runs, hikes, and I’ve also used it while just relaxing. It fits well and is comfortable. I appreciate the two additional deep pockets, which can hold gloves or even car keys or a running gel.
It’s hard to tell from photos, but the Crash 2.0 Polartec jacket blocks wind. It’s not just a “warm hoodie,” but the design makes it suitable for extremely windy days. Since the Polartec blocks wind, it’s nice not to worry about that. In the desert, we can get winds up to 30 mph on any given day; the Crash 2.0 Polartec jacket is able to block that. I’m actually amazed because sometimes the wind pierces right through the jacket.
Crash Polartec 2.0 Tights:
Like the Crash 2.0 Polartec Jacket, the Crash 2.0 Polartec tights have a cozy warm fleece that meets svelte styling. The Crash 2.0 Polartec Tights are also mid-layer and have abrasion resistance. Perfect for those who fall often. If you know me, you know that’s about every other time in the desert right now.
Materials: Polartec® Power Stretch® (84% recycled poly/16% spandex)
Fit: I’m 5’8 and weigh 130 pounds. In bottoms, I usually wear an extra small or size 4. The size XS in the Crash Polartec 2.0 fits well. I do appreciate the drawstring that can help get an additional fit. It is stiff when you first try them on, but they loosen up and feel comfortable.
I’ve used the Crash 2.0 Polartec tights for running as well as hiking and haven’t had an issue. Sometimes I find drawstring pants to fall down when working out but the Crash 2.0 Polartec tights stay put. As mentioned, they are stiff when you first try them on, but after a couple of uses, they are much smoother. They are also so warm and I haven’t struggled with getting out the door or going into the mountains because my legs stay warm even on windy days. In all, if you are looking for one of the warmest options this winter, the Crash 2.0 Polartec Tights are awesome.
Crash 2.0 Polartec Tights and Crash 2.0 Jacket Conclusion:
While yes, both the Crash 2.0 Polartec Tights and Crash 2.0 jacket are on the more expensive side of clothing, they aren’t expensive for the amount of warmth plus the actual material. Title Nine clothing is all high quality and made to last, plus the brand is designed for women by women. It continues to impress me with the clothing and gear I’ve used, from summer gear to winter.
Questions for you:
What is your favorite winter gear?
How cold is it near you?