It's hard to throw away a race number. All the work, prepraration and commitment is symbolized by that high-contrast piece of Tyvek. Maybe you had a good result, maybe your goal was to finish. Maybe things didn't work out. But you made it to the start and pinned on the number. That means something. It means you participated. It might have been a century, a bicycle race, a 10K or something else.
... so it occurred to us that it sure would be cool to be able to use these symbols of significant effort for a noble purpose. Several iterations and tweakings of the process and here you have it, the Race Number Cap and the Race Number Windbreaker.
As it turns out, Tyvek is some pretty tough stuff. It doesn't rip, it's impervious to water. Housing contractors use it. FedEx, UPS and USPS rely on it. and the stack of race numbers you have in the closet are made with it.
The Race Number Windbreaker is great for a variety of uses, including but not limited to event sign in, pasta feeds, press conferences, though we wouldn't recommend racing with it (on grounds of confusing race officials!). We can state without reservation that it is definitely a conversation starter!
Creating either item is no easy task and as such is no ordinary article of clothing; It took several iterations to get it right. It only takes five race numbers to make the cap, but at least 43 race numbers to make a Large, so send us 50 to be sure. Let us know which numbers you would like to be featured front and center and we can accommodate you. If you don't have enough numbers we can use in our own generic numbers for an extra $21 (and we won't tell).
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The Elevengear Race Number Cycling cap (side view)
It takes only five numbers to make our race number cycling cap. I'm sure you have five numbers lying around (psst ... check your bulletin board). The cap is comfortable. It's thin (and as such works well under a helmet). Long-lasting. Waterproof. Warm. It also diverts a little bit of stuff that would otherwise end up in a landfill! Definitely a conversation starter. See below for ordering information.
The Elevengear Race Number Cycling cap (perspective view)
Hey, if you don't have the five numbers you can still order one up. It's a classic, three-panel design with short, semi-rigid bill that can be flipped up or down. Cotton twill tape with elastic at the back. Designed and manufactured one-at-a-time by real people in the US.
We'll coordinate getting the numbers from you after you place the order. Comes with a mess of Elevengear temporary tattoos.
$27 (or if we have to supply the numbers, $34).
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The Elevengear Race Number Windbreaker (frontside)
This Jacket is made from YOUR event numbers that you've collected! We'll use them to create a one-off fabric, and from there your windbreaker. This is obviously a labor-intensive process. And the result? a striking, one-of-a-kind garment that will elicit memories of your athletic exploits for years and years. Comfortable. Waterproof. Warm. Definitely a conversation starter. See below for ordering information.
The Elevengear Race Number Windbreaker (backside)
Made of your own Tyvek race number, breathable gussets, collars and cuff.
Allow at least eight weeks for delivery.
Add $21 if you would like us to use generic numbers that we have.
Call us at 707.824.4337 if you have any questions about this unique garment.
Designed and Manufactured in the US.
Comes with a mess of Elevengear temporary tattoos.
Unsure of your size? Click here