Running Monkey

By Bill Byrne. Posted: November 05, 2015

WINTER RUNNING TOPS - 5 November 2015

You may want to take a deep breath before looking at the price of this winter wonder from Iffley Road. Ready? £110 – the kind of money you might think twice about shelling out on a new pair of shoes, but if you’re looking for premium quality this long-sleeve option could be a good investment. Made from 100% merino wool, which despite expectations isn’t the least itchy against the skin, and the more generous cut than the Half-Zip Tee alternative means that it can also be worn as a mid-layer on colder runs. It wicks and dries amazingly quickly and the curved back hem is both aesthetically pleasing and practical for winter workouts.

There’s a discreet valuables pocket big enough for keys (or perhaps a credit card in case you want to buy more Iffley Road apparel) and a subtle logo on the chest. Thumb-slits on the generous and comfortable cuffs stop the sleeves riding up and there’s the signature tri-stripe hanging loop at the rear so you won’t bag the hell out of it when you hang it up. There’s no reflective detailing anywhere, so take care on low-light runs.

Is it necessary to spend £110 on a running top? No, of course not, but it’s not necessary to own a Porsche. Nice though…

Available in ‘Midnight Black’ and "Damson"‘, further details at

Damson top

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