If you’ve run into me at a trade show over the past few months, you’ve probably seen me wearing a Boss Rugby from Velocity Systems. I love this thing. Over the past 6 months, I’ve not only worn it to trade shows but also camping, hiking and to the range. It’s not only comfortable but also durable. The fabric has yet to pill or pull.
The Boss Rugby is made from a nylon/spandex blend to give it a little mechanical stretch as well as great wicking properties to increase comfort. The fabric also incorporates both soil release treatment as well as Odorexx™ Antimicrobial which is good for 25 washes.
This is a fantastic fabric but unfortunately, many see images of the material and think it’s the same stuff that those mesh penny vests you wore as a kid are made from. It’s not. Rather than actual mesh, it’s a pointelle knit which helps with breathability. As you can see, there aren’t any actual holes in the fabric.
The other misconception many have about the Boss Rugby is the two flat shoulder pockets. They feature a pile fabric that accepts Velcro hook. It isn’t some big, fuzzy, high profile patch at all. It’s a very low impact material and blends in well with the rest of the shirt.
I cannot recommend this shirt enough and I hope that these couple of photos have given you a better idea of what the Boss Rugby is all about.