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Best In Test: SS Tops

Our crack team of kit-hungry runners put the very best short-sleeved running tops to the test

PRODUCT

NEW BALANCE SEASONLESS SHORT SLEEVE

MARKS OUT OF 10

COMFORT: 10 / BREATHABILITY: 9 / LOOKS: 9

Designing a t-shirt that’s fit for all seasons is a tricky brief, but one that the folks at New Balance have tackled well. The mid-weight construction and reflective detailing are ideal for winter running, while the UV protection and breathable, fast-wicking fabric, shield and ventilate during the hotter months.

£30, newbalance.co.uk

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PRODUCT

IFFLEY ROAD CAMBRIAN STRIPED RUNNING T-SHIRT

MARKS OUT OF 10

COMFORT: 9/ BREATHABILITY: 8 / LOOKS: 8

Iffley Road has built its reputation on high-quality, premium sportswear and the Cambrian Striped tee continues that trend. Made from ‘soft dri-release® microblend piqué fabric’, you won’t find a softer top – with sweat-wicking and breathable performance-properties to match.

£68, iffleyroad.com


PRODUCT

RON HILL MARATHON SS TEE

MARKS OUT OF 10

COMFORT: 9 / BREATHABILITY: 7 / LOOKS: 7

Fresh out of packet, the first thing you notice is how soft, stretchy and seamless the t-shirt feels. The vapourlite fabric not only means it’s got zoned ventilation and wicking technology, but it’s also lightweight and highly breathable. Excellent value for money.

£38, ronhill.com


PRODUCT

TRIBE SPORTS TECHNICAL T-SHIRT

MARKS OUT OF 10

COMFORT: 6 / BREATHABILITY: 8 / LOOKS: 10

This tee features a combination of strategically positioned holes on the chest and armpit, and it’s made with material that’s as soft as it is breathable. Your tester found the fit a bit on the long side, however, with narrow shoulders that restrict arm rotation slightly.

£65, tribesports.com

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