The Vulpine Harrington Rain Jacket is our best known creation, perfectly blending a British style classic with cycling performance. It was one of our very first products, and since it launched we've been continuously iterating and improving it.
The Vulpine collection blends that simple, smart styling that popularised the Harrington in the 50s & 60s with a whole new level of detail and performance features. Now that's what we call style you can rely on.
A Brief History of the Harrington
First made in the 1930s by the British clothing company Baracuta of Stockport, Greater Manchester, their 'G9' Jacket shot to fame in the 50s, when it was worn by James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause, and 3 years later Elvis Presley in his 1958 film King Creole. It was in the 1960s when the jacket received it's nickname "Harrington", after it was worn by Ryan O'Neal as Rodney Harrington in the primetime soap Peyton Place.
The name stuck, and the Harrington became the jacket of choice for mods, skinheads & scooterboys, as well as icons including Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra & Paul Newman.
Vulpine's Harrington Jacket Range
Cut & Fit
There's pleated shoulders to allow warm air to escape, waist adjusters and scalloped sleeves shaped for riding. Length in the back & sleeves, and width in the shoulders gives comfort while riding, and height in the collar keeps out cold drafts.
Magnets, Zips & Poppers
We use magnets & poppers to close the neck and rear pocket flap, avoiding untidy, noisy velcro or fiddly buttons when riding. Our zips are robust, waterproof & windproof YKK zips, & the main front zip is two-way.
It's the little details that make our Harrington Jackets so good. Reflectivity on the rear waist adjusters is subtle, but shines brightly when lit.
Our Harrington Rain Jackets are made from our own Epic Cotton formula, developed with a high tech mill in Italy. It's treated to make it highly water resistant, beading all but the heaviest rain.
Made in Britain
In 2016, we introduced two Harrington styles that have been handmade in Blackburn: The Waxed Harrington, & the British Harrington, a lightweight summer version. Both of these jackets are cut from beautiful cotton by legends British Millerain.
British Millerain Fabric
The Waxed Harrington Jacket is tartan lined, as traditional mod-style Harringtons once were, and the outer fabric is an innovative washable waxed cotton. The British Harrington is a cut from a lightweight, windproof fabric.