Iffley Road Worthing Drirelease top review

www.iffleyroad.com £85

The Worthing is an excellent lightweight long-sleeved top for cool spring or autumn runs. The half-zip provides good ventilation and the small pocket holds a key securely. The fabric is soft and comfortable and the classic styling really stands out. The cut is fairly slim, the fabric is soft and the quality is high – but so is the price!

Verdict: 8/10
A classic-looking top that's great for cooler runs.

The September-October 2018 edition of Trail Running contains plenty more long-sleeve, half-zip tops reviews.

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Alpkit Koulin Trail review

www.alpkit.com £25

The Koulin Trail carries the slogan ‘wear more, wash less’ thanks to the application of silver-based treatment Polygiene. The body-mapped mesh panels under the arms keep it breathable and odour-free, and the rear pocket is handy for keys and cash – although a zip would make it feel more secure. But at this price, it's hard to fault.

Verdict: 9/10
Does what it’s supposed to do at a fantastic price.

The September-October 2018 edition of Trail Running contains plenty more long-sleeve, half-zip tops reviews.

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Tribesports Engineered Zip Tee

www.tribesports.com £50

This shirt is ultra-light and fitted due to its stretchy polyamide material. It has a sporty look, reflective strips on front and back, a bright yellow zip and useful thumb-holes. The fabric is light and breathable, making it great for slower runs or as a pre-race top. After a few weeks of heavy use it still looks like new, giving it a very durable feel.

Verdict: 8/10
A great all-rounder that's lightweight and built to last.

The September-October 2018 edition of Trail Running contains plenty more long-sleeve, half-zip tops reviews.

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SPRAYWAY KARA Half-Zip Top

www.sprayway.com £50

A lightweight base layer with all the natural benefits of merino wool. It's odour-resistant and does a great job of moving moisture away from your skin to keep you cool. It's also super soft with a design that makes it ideal for both running and casual wear. The Kara could easily be paired with a waterproof outer if you need to layer up.

Verdict: 10/10
Really can’t be faulted, and for merino it’s a good price too.

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Montane Dart Zip-Neck review

www.montane.co.uk £32.39

Featuring powerful odour-resisting Polygiene (it’ll go a month between washes), the Dart is a soft-feeling top. The wicking properties are great and it'll work as a layer or solo shirt in all but the most brutal conditions. It may be a little heavy for super-hot weather, but it's well suited to most British hill and mountain conditions. 

Verdict: 9/10
Good shirt, great price, ready for most conditions.

The September-October 2018 edition of Trail Running contains plenty more long-sleeve, half-zip tops reviews.

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Icebreaker Zeal Long Sleeve Half Zip Top review

uk.icebreaker.com £65

Super soft meets super lightweight in a slim-fit top that refuses to smell, even after hot sweaty runs. The high-wicking merino and polyester blend works if you're too lazy to look after your running clothes properly. It's comfy to run in too, with a good cut, zip-neck collar and thumb-hole cuffs that let you layer up without the rucking effect.

Verdict: 9/10
Super soft, but could be a little short for tall runners.

The September-October 2018 edition of Trail Running contains plenty more long-sleeve, half-zip tops reviews.

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Ronhill Matrix Long-sleeve Top review

www.ronhill.com £55

Made from a fairly thick, stretchy, dimpled material, this warm top breathes and wicks well. It's suitable for spring or cooler summer days and is water-resistant in light showers. The small, zipped pocket is big enough for keys or cash, and the fold-over cuffs will keep your hands warm in the cold. Relaxed fit, but the material is quite clingy. 

Verdict: 8/10
Warm, breathable, wicks well, but needs a bigger pocket.

The September-October 2018 edition of Trail Running contains plenty more long-sleeve, half-zip tops reviews.

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Inov-8 AT/C Men’s Mid-Layer review

www.inov-8.com £47

Designed to cope with alpine trails, this 220g top is best worn on top of a base layer or under a shell. Made from 87% polyester and 13% elastane, it retains shape when stretched so offers good freedom of movement. The half-zip lets you regulate body temperature, making it suitable for both cool mornings and warm afternoons.  

Verdict: 8/10
Adaptable top suitable for a wide range of temperatures.

The September-October 2018 edition of Trail Running contains plenty more long-sleeve, half-zip tops reviews.

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