Running Tops

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Do you want to know more about running tops?

Running tops should be lightweight, breathable and allow freedom of movement.

They have an ultralight design and provide maximum ventilation, eliminating sweat and facilitating perspiration to keep the skin fresh and dry. They are usually made with flatlock seams to minimise chafing and irritation of the skin.

How to choose running tops?

There are three fundamental points that we must take into account when choosing clothes for running:
- It must insulate our body from the outside temperature and help maintain our body temperature, so it must be a good insulator and should favour moisture wicking.
- It should protect us from possible chafing, especially in the chest; conventional clothes have seams that are too bulky.
- It must be as light as possible and allow us to move as freely as possible.

Although, previously, we could use any top for running, the truth is some normal tops have seams which are too bulky or located just between the armpit and shoulder and cause chafing. For this reason, we recommend you use clothes specifically designed for running.

You can choose between long sleeved, short sleeved, and sleeveless running tops, depending on the season. Sleeveless tops, made of very light and breathable synthetic fibre, are the best option in summer. On very cold days, you will need a long sleeved and looser top to allow, as well, the formation of an air layer between it and the skin. We can even wear two tops if it is extremely cold, since this is much better than using a single thicker and heavier garment.

Depending on the material, as you know cotton shirts tend to accumulate sweat, especially in summer, so it is best to wear clothes made of more breathable, synthetic fibres such as lycra and polyester.

When choosing the size, it is better for the garment to fit snugly to the body to promote perspiration. The closer the skin is to the garment, the quicker the evaporation of the sweat. Tops that are too loose can start to irritate you within a few kilometres.

Opinions featured in Running Tops

Under Armour HeatGear Racer Tank Top Black Women
Good top, no issues
Good top. No issues.
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X-Bionic ML Energy Accumulator 4.0 Patriot Long Sleeve Top Red White
Great product
Expensive but worth it, and looks great
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Gore Wear R5 Zip black short sleeve t-shirt
Great fit and quality
Used it for warm weather cycling instead of using a cycle jersey, need something slightly looser.
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Joma Olimpia Sleeveless T-Shirt Black Grey
Good fit & quality. Attractive colour
True to size and well-made
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X-Bionic ML Energy Accumulator 4.0 Long Sleeve High Neck Top Black Grey
high quality
high quality
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Joma Elite V T-Shirt Grey Red
Comfortable and breathable
Good quality sports t shirt for everyday run...
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Short Sleeve Compressport Trail Postural Top-Trail du Mont-Blanc 2018 blue woman
Great top for running
Love running in this top
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New Balance Accelerate T-Shirt Black Blue
Great, trendy top
It looks fab, allows your body to ‘breathe’, and is nice and spacious.
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Mizuno Impulse Core Tee T-Shirt Yellow
Great shirt
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Raidlight Active Run T-shirt Lime Green Blue
Great trail running shirt
Loved to fit and design. Good quality.
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