Last updated: 17-Aug-18
By James Eacott
For a top that’ll see you through both Spring and Summer, look no further than the Asics Seamless LS. It’s versatile, durable and looks fantastic. This is a must-have garment.
- Seamless fabric
- Motion Therm technology
- Motion Dry technology
- Reflective elements
- UK RRP £40.
Pros: What’s to like about the Asics Seamless Long Sleeve
The fit is perfect. I’m a classic Medium build (5’11”, not fat nor skinny) and the cut is ideal. There is no bagging and it’s not tight but rather a ‘close’ fit. The torso length is good and the sleeves are just right. It’s very comfortable.
The seamless element is noticeable and the comfort this provides, including anti-chafing, is great. The top is designed for long distance running. It aims to find a great balance between providing warmth on cooler days while utilising effective wicking properties as the Mercury rises, thanks to its Motion Therm technology. It handles both climes well, and I’ve enjoyed wearing it both on cold, windy days outdoors but also in the stifling heat of the gym on the dreadmill.
Mesh panels are strategically placed in key locations around the top, such as under the arms, on the shoulders and down the middle of the back to facilitate this effective heat transfer away from the body when sweating.
Plus, this top looks cracking! It’s incredibly functional, but also looks the biz out on the trails. It even looks good in the gym where image is (so I’m told) all-important, and the reflective Asics logo is a classy touch and a welcome bonus for night running.
Cons: What’s not to like about the Asics Seamless Long Sleeve
You know what, I honestly haven’t found anything yet!
The Asics Seamless LS works is a dynamic garment – it’ll see you good in a range of running environments: either as a base layer on cold days or on a fresh Spring morning. However, I foresee it getting a lot of use through the summer too as its wicking properties are strong, and you can always pull the sleeves up if needs be. It’s also a lovely top for the gym.
Other tops you may want to consider:
I genuinely don’t see any competitors to the Asics Seamless LS, but for something a little more thermal, you can’t go wrong with the Craft Active Extreme 2.0, which scored 9/10 in our review.
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