Review: Crewroom Refresher Range



by Annie Rice

It isn’t often that you can trace back the kit you wear to its roots, but Crewroom are keen to share the story of their origins. From initial idea through the logistical and financial struggles to today, the full story is here and it’s worth a read.

The end products favour comfort and performance over fashion and the current sportswear trends on the market. We tested the Refresher range - think high school cross-country kit. More comfortable than any kit I’ve worn in a long time however, the initial impressions were good and it didn’t let me down on a few test runs.



Shorts for women are a tricky one to get right; it can often feel like hot pants and skintight are the only option. However these cut at a flattering length and allow freedom to the thighs without any hint of chaffing, a rare feat in shorts. This is likely down to the fabrics used, which are a great deal softer than most sportswear. They contain Vapour-X lining - a Crewroom invention made from a combination of bamboo charcoal and recycled polyester, you can find out more about this here. The key benefits are simple: moisture wicking, breathable, thermo regulating and durable. The waistband is comfortable and non-restricting and extra features include a handy back zip pocket.





The matching top is equally comfortable, it fits loosely against the skin without any chaffing and once again feel nice and soft. It’s lightweight and features reflective detailing as an extra bonus.

For an independent brand the kit is also very reasonably priced and is more affordable than many bigger mainstream brands on the market.

Crewroom are the official partners of London Duathlon, which is the world’s largest duathlon taking place on September 15th 2013 in Richmond Park, find out more here.


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