Carrying on its journey with Dyneema, norda has released a new waterproof jacket made with a unique version of the material. Together with CIMORO, they sourced an exclusive roll of waterproofed Dyneema. Using this rare find, norda made 10 indestructible waterproof jackets that are packable, and strong enough to handle the harshest elements.
Named the norda CIMORO RunShelter Jacket, it was developed to provide adequate protection from the elements while still being a comfortable piece to wear while on the move. The lack of these waterproofing features in traditional running jackets makes them less desirable for mountain runners, but now with many of the prestigious mountain ultramarathons worldwide making it mandatory to have a waterproof jacket, norda and CIMORO saw an opportunity. Best of all, this ultra light waterproof jacket, only weighing 121g, can be packed away into its own pockets, and is resistant to getting ripped by any wood debri.
With many years of working on Savile Row, after having been a professional rower, CIMORO founder, Alasdair Leighton-Crawford, contributed his master craftsman’s skills and experience as an athlete to the design and development of the RunShelter Jacket.
“Alasdair is one of the original Dyneema® trailblazers, and he was a tremendous friend to us in the early days of norda,” says norda co-founder Nick Martire. “This jacket is a testament to our mutual desire to push the limits of what is possible in trail running with the co-creation of the ultimate waterproof running jacket—the norda CIMORO RunShelter Jacket.”
While Dyneema isn’t a bio-based material there is definitely an aspect of sustainability in the creation of these jackets. Through the use of a one-off waterproof treated Dyneema roll, it means no new material was developed for this release, creating less waste. The fact that it’s an exclusive 10 piece production run and were made by hand also lends itself to more of a slow fashion approach.
“norda founders Nick and Willa reached out to me in the very nascent stages of their brand through The Dyneema Project. Our shared passion for quality, innovation and craftsmanship (plus their Canadian homegrown médaille d’or maple syrup) sealed our relationship,” says Crawford. “The RunShelter jacket was developed collectively in true norda™ style under the watchful eye of their product designer Louis-Martin. Together we’ve created something special, which continues their ongoing pursuit and future in pushing boundaries with materials, innovation and love.”
You can learn more about norda and The Dyneema Project on nordarun.com.