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JL Purist in action

THE JL Purist SplashJacket
The JL Purist is all about being in the boat.  If you want a very rowing-specific jacket, the Purist is the one for your team.  Sizes available: Youth Large, Adult XS-2XL

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  • Low Neck---avoids contact with your chin as you execute that perfectly relaxed finish.
  • High Front--it may feel short when carrying your boat overhead, but during a ten minute piece, you'll appreciate that there is less fabric bunching around your belly.
  • Long Arms--nuff said!

Ask about using our new E1 DWR water-resistant Mesh for the side panels!

compare to our other jackets
 

The Original Purist Splashjacket
Original Purist

These features are standard

Pricing
Quantity
Hytrell Shell
Flashlite Shell
1 or 2
$109.00
$85.00
3-7
$99.00
$79.00
8-23
$93.00
$74.00
24-59
$85.00
$69.00
60 plus
$75.00
$65.00

Upgrades for Original
Add-on 
1-8
9-23
24-59
 $12.00
$9.00
$7.00
Napoleon Pocket
 $12.00
$8.00
$7.00
 $8.00
$6.50
$5.50
Hytrel Side Panels
 N/C
N/C
N/C


 

Purist Swing with modular hood
Purist Swing

All the Standard Purist features plus:

Pricing
Quantity
Hytrell Shell
Flashlite Shell
1 or 2
$129.00
$109.00
3-7
$123.00
$103.00
8-23
$112.00
$93.00
24-59
$104.00
$88.00
60 plus
$95.00
$84.00

Upgrades for Purist Swing
Add-on 
1-8
9-23
24-59
Illusion Lining
$18.00
$12.00
$10.50
Napoleon Pocket
 $12.00
$8.00
$7.00
Hytrell Side Panels
 N/C
N/C
N/C
$12.00
$9.00
$7.00

Standard Purist features:Waterproof Hytrel Shell,Venting Drywick Stretch Side Panels, Lined with Lightweight Mesh, Venting Back Panel, with NEW! Reflective Thread across Back Panel, Key/Credit Card Pocket

 

Purist Swing
Purist Release

All the Standard Purist features plus:

Pricing
Quantity
Hytrell Shell
Flashlite Shell
1 or 2
$145.00
$125.00
3-7
$137.00
$117.00
8-23
$125.00
$107.00
24-59
$115.00
$100.00
60 plus
$105.00
$95.00

Upgrades for Purist Release
Add-on 
1-8
9-23
24-59
Illusion Lining
$18.00
$12.00
$10.50
Hytrel Side Panels
N/C
N/C
N/C

Standard Purist features:Waterproof Hytrel Shell,Drywick or Polypro Stretch Side Panels, Lined with Lightweight Mesh, Venting Back Panel


 


Purist Jacket--How it Should Fit

The Purist Jacket has a surprising fit concept--you must be sitting in the boat to really appreciate how it works.
Yessss, when standing upright or carrying a boat your Purist will rise up!

 Your splash is not worn baggy, remember it is a rowing-specific garment!

A. When standing upright, the Purist will be short in front. This is as it should be! Rowers spend little time upright anyway. Resist the temptation to pull it down or to get a bigger size if your belly shows. See image below...

B. Arms are cut very very long.  I hate having the sleeve of a jacket bunch up around my forearms when at full reach.

C. The body should have some room available for wearing a techshirt underneath, but not too much. Should not be baggy! 

How it fits in the boat is the most important!

Here is a rower in the boat in her Purist Jacket

A. Notice that the front is snug to her body, nothing curling over or getting stuck at the release. There is nothing loose across the body to flap in the wind. 

B. High collar in the back, low V-neck in the front keeps the back of your neck warm and toasty but won't interfere with the motion of your chin.

C. The long tail of the Purist Jacket lays flat against the lower back, keeping the lumbar region warm and dry. See that the tail will not catch in the tracks, as it is designed to float above.



For the best fit, choose your size based on these methods
  1. Very Best: Try on the product. Sources: Previously owned JL item, JL sizing Kit, teammate's JL item.
  2. Next Best: Send us your measurements on a team order sheet, contact us if you are unsure. The tables below will also give you a good sense of size ranges.

Men's Jackets Basic Sizing Chart

(weight in pounds and chest in inches)

-

29-34

36-37

38-39

40-41

42-43

44-46

95-120

XS

S

-

-

-

-

125-135

S

S

M

-

-

-

140-150

-

S

M

M

-

-

155-165

-

M

M

M-L

L

-

175-185

-

-

L

L

XL

XL

185-195

-

-

L

L

XL

XXL

195-205

-

-

L

XL

XL

XXL

205-215

-

-

-

XL

XL

XXL

 

Women's Jackets Basic Sizing Chart

(weight in pounds, bra with cup size)

-

32A-34A

34B

36A

36B

36C

38B

38C

90-100

XS

XS

S

S

-

-

-

100-120

XS

S

S

S

-

-

-

120-130

S

S

S

S

M

-

-

130-140

S

S

S

S-M

M

-

-

140-150

-

S-M

S-M

M

M

-

-

150-160

-

M

M

M-L

M-L

L

-

160-170

-

-

-

M-L

L

L

-

170-180

-

-

-

L

L-XL

XL

XL

180-190

-

-

-

-

XL

XL

XL

 


Fabrics used for Purist Splashjacket

Dupont's Hytrel
DuPont™ Hytrel®: 100% midweight SupplexTM with Dupont Hytrel® Membrane 
Two-ply waterproof/breathable SupplexTM laminate shell fabric. The addition of an enhanced hydrophobic treatment to the Supplex outer layer enables waterproof DWR (durable water repellant) to adhere to the material for an extremely extended lifetime. The SupplexTM is then laminated to Hytrel®, Dupont's breathable waterproof membrane.  Bright and fast colors to match your team. 
Technical Properties: Waterproof, breathable, UPF Rating 40
Colors available: Black, Navy, Red, White, Royal Blue, Maroon, Burgundy, Athletic Gold, Forest Green, Kelly Green, Flourescent Yellow, Fuscia Pink, True Orange, Columbia Blue, Carbon, Regal Purple.

Splashlite®: 100% Nylon, 310 gram
If you are a backpacker, you'll recognize this one--made of nylon ripstop, our Flashlite is a featherweight, waterproof breathable fabric. It has a 2.5 Raised Coating layer, which means garments made with Flashlite do not need to be lined--you can wear it next to your skin. Colors are especially vibrant in this fabric.
Technical Properties: Waterproof, breathable, not sticky on your skin.
Colors available:
Black, Red, Navy, White, Royal Blue, Burgundy, Athletic Gold, Metallic Gold Hi-Viz (Fluorescent Green and Molten Orange)
 Gamex E3Gamex E3: 100% Polyester, 100 gram
E3 Gamex is windproof and highly water-resistant.  Modern membrane technology provides optimal protection for its weight. Multilayer laminates, which are provided with an ultra-elastic, hydrophyllic, 20u thick PU membrane are permeable to water vapor (RET values of 5-15), allowing sweat to pass through without allowing wind or water to pass in. 
Technical Properties: Breatheable, stretchable, windproof, water-rejecting, rediculously lightweight.
Colors available: White (sublimate-able), Hi-Viz Yellow

 Drywick:88% Polyester extreme microfiber, 12% Lycra – 370 gram
Our workhorse full-stretch fabric at JL. This mid-weight strong yet supple fabric is perfect for most of our Technical Rowing garments. Drywick is constructed of the highest quality Microfiber and still boasts famous durability.
Technical Properties: Wicking, Anti-microbial, Microfiber Technology, and high UPF rating.
Available in our broadest color selection: Black, Navy, Red, White, Royal Blue, Maroon, Burgundy, Athletic Gold, Yellow, Forest Green, Kelly Green, Orange, Lilac, Columbia Blue, Academy Blue, Leander Pink, Regal Purple, Carbon Grey, Hi-Viz Yellow, Texas Orange, Platinum Grey, Turquoise, Cambridge Blue, and Penn Red.
 E1 DWR MeshE1 DWR Mesh: 78% Polyester, 22% Lycra, 180 gram
This lightweight mesh (used on side panels) actively absorbes persperation and allows it to pass through away from the skin.  The DWR (Durable Water Resistant) finish means that water actually beads on the surface and rolls away!  Amaze your friends.
Technical Properties: Breatheable, stretchable, water-rejecting
Colors available: White (sublimate-able)
 Teflon Coating!ThermoRoubaix®Teflon HPR: 45%  Nylon, 42% Polyester 13% Lycra, 235 gr weight
Teflon Coated Warp-knit FOUR-WAY STRETCH Single sided Fleece. Water resistant Fleece!
Technical Properties: 4-way stretch, abrasion- and pill-resistant, wicking
Colors available: Black in-stock


Malden's  Polartec® Powerstretch®: 94%  Polyester, 6% Lycra, 200 weight
FOUR-WAY STRETCH POLARFLEECE!!!! Double velour anti-pill fleece (the one we've all come to love) combined with lycra, this incredibly warm fleece features breathable body-hugging 4-way stretch.
Technical Properties: 4-way stretch, highly breathable, abrasion- and pill-resistant, wicking
Colors available: Black, Navy, Royal Blue, Flourescent

Design your Purist Jacket

When you sit down to design your JL Purist Jacket, there are three important issues:

  1. Consider your body type and your climate; do you need the warmth of Hytrel? or is it more wind-break you are after?
  2. If breatheability and movement are top on your list, stick with the Drywick side panels.  If you want rain-control at all costs, make your panels out of our shell fabrics.
  3. We have almost every team color in Hytrel and Drywick, however Flashlight colors are more limited. Other colors can be sublimated, ask your rep. 
  4. Our design team has created Jackets with stripes and swirls, and our sublimated jackets are incredible--if you want to add some flash to your team design, don't be shy, just ask!

 

Wanna see some pit-sures?
Create and color in your unique Team Techshirt!

Photo Gallery

Design Studio

 

 
Shell Colors (A-E, G)
Hytrel:Black, Navy, Forest, Red, Royal Blue, True Orange, Burgundy, Neon Yellow, Forest Green, Columbia Blue, Athletic Gold, Regal Purple, Maroon, White, Fuschi-Pink, and Custom colors available upon request.
SplashLite: Black, Red, Navy, White, Royal Blue, Burgundy, Maroon, Athletic Gold, Metallic Gold, Carbon, Hi-Viz (Fluorescent Green and Molten Orange) 
E1 Gamex: White and Hi Viz Fluorescent Green

A Sleeves
B Front Body
C Back Flap
D Back Body
E Outer Collar

Accent Colors (F, G & H)
White, Black, Navy, Red, Forest Green, Maroon, Burgundy, True Orange, Texas Orange, Athletic Gold, Columbia Blue, Turquoise, Royal Blue and Regal Purple, custom colors available upon request


F
Inner Collar
G Stretch Panels
H Binding

 


  • Is it waterproof?
    Our SplashJackets are made of waterproof shell fabric.  The seams are not taped (this would make the jacket almost twice the price), so we recommend using a seam sealer purchased at an outdoor shop.  You can then seal the collar and back shoulder seams. When made of breathable Drywick, the side panels will allow moisture in, but more importantly, they let moisture out and provide that great movement. All styles come with shell fabric on the side panels, so you can get exactly what you want.
  • Why the short front?
    Don't judge the fit of a Purist while standing.  If on land, get down into "full compression" position--you will notice that the front is now perfectly situated for use when in the boat.
     
  • OK, but can I get it longer?
    Of course! We know that rowers can have super long torsos. Just tell your rep how much longer you want it, or you could try out our Sequel Sequel Jacket which comes longer to start with. But first, try the "compression" test!
     
  • How snug should I wear it?
    The Purist should not be baggy--the 4-way stretch side panel allows plenty of movement with a snugger fit than normal jackets. Besides, all you will be wearing under your Purist is a suit and a techshirt, and these (even the thickest) will not take up much room.
  • Should I worry about getting the tail stuck in my tracks?
    Not at all! When sized correctly the tail lays flat; protecting your lower back completeley yet still "floating" far above the tracks.
  • No standard pockets on the Purist?
    Most people never even find the Secret Agent Pocket that comes standard on all our SplashJackets.  Just inside the zipper with just enough room for an ID or change for donuts, the Key/Credit Card Pocket.  As to pockets on the body of the jacket, even the name "Purist" implies our company's attitude toward this garment.  All function, no bling. Having said that--we do offer pockets as add-on options, and they come as a standard feature on the Sequel Release SplashJacket.
  • What is this new feature on Original and Swing--Reflective Thread?
    We use a single strand of (actually!) reflective thread to sew the Flatlock stitch across the bottom of the backflap.  This gives a hit of a flash when hit with light in the dark.  Not as blinding as the Scotchlite 1-inch strip, but certainly visible--and a free upgrade from JL!

 
 
Tall and long sizing
JL Jackets can be made longer, both in the body and the arms, usually for minimal charge.  Our garments are made for long reach to begin with, but if you need even more--let us know!
 
NO MINIMUMS on JL Manufactured items!
Never had 'em.  Get one, get 50--we treat every order with the same great attention
 
Fluorescent Sequel JacketUse Hi-Viz Hytrel on your Jacket
 

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