5 KEY PIECES EVERY RUNNER SHOULD OWN - Give your running kit a style upgrade
by Sharn Rayment, 20 November 2015
A Shirt That Won’t Rip You Off
Damp tops and endless miles shred your nipples. So ditch the cotton tee you got free at your gym. Specialist fabrics wick away sweat to keep you cool, but don’t get sodden, so you’re comfortable enough to finish that tempo run.
“Most of the year, a safe option is a short-sleeved tee, preferably made of dri-release or a similar technical fabric,” says Bill Byrne, co-founder of activewear label Iffley Road. “A zip neck is helpful to regulate temperature.”
Considering it takes some punishment from washing machine and weather, dark colours are best to avoid it looking battered too fast. The brand’s Sidmouth T-shirt in navy blue eschews neon logos and boasts dri-release technology, to keep you just as cool as your new tee looks.
Men’s Half-Zip Tee, available at Iffley Road, priced £70.
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