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Details & Technical Info
Details & Technical Info +-
Our Thorpe long sleeve top is the perfect running top for cooler days.
Made from 100% merino wool woven in our trademark piqué, Thorpe is wonderfully warm, breathable and itch free. Our piqué has excellent antibacterial properties, so Thorpe can be worn multiple times before washing - making it perfect for travelling and expeditions. The cut is slightly more generous than our tees, so you can wear it over a base layer.
100% Italian merino wool
In-seam valuables pocket designed for a key and credit card
Fold-down cuffs with thumb-hole
Curved back hem
Machine washable at 30°C
Designed in the UK and made in Europe
Size Guide +-
Wrap the tape measure under your armpits around the largest part of your chest.
In the back, you want the tape measure to wrap across your shoulder blades.
The tape measure should be snug, but not tight.
Compare these measurements to a similar garment you already own.
Lay the garment flat to measure it.
Back Length - Length from base of collar to hem.
What the press say
FT How To Spend It - Thorpe Long Sleeved Top
Runners have always had several brands to choose from, and a surfeit of product releases every year. But the aesthetic is usually the same: brights or blacks, with fairly prominent branding. While Iffley Road kit does come in black, the other options include damson or sky-blue, with the logo in the same colour...
A new addition is the long-sleeved jersey, made in a merino-wool piqué. I’ve long been a convert to merino for cycling: wool retains heat when wet better than any other material, making it great for long distances in the saddle. But I would have thought it would be too heavy for running.
“We found this merino at the end of a long day at [industry fabric show] Premier Vision in Paris,” remembers Byrne. “It was being shown by an Italian company that specialises in suitings, but we ordered a few metres to try it out and it performed very well.”
We prove the point as we up the pace for the final stretch to Sheen Gate, both wearing the long-sleeved tops – mine in Damson, Bill’s in Black. With the neck unzipped, air flows freely. But zip it up and loop your thumbs through the fold-down cuffs, and the wool retains much-needed body heat.