If you started out running in the same clothes you'd wear to redecorate your house, you will have quickly realised what clothing manufacturers have known for years: when it comes to running, cotton won't cut it. Or rather, it will - your skin will be rubbed raw from the damp, heavy T-shirt clinging to your body. You might also find that you overheat - or freeze when you stop and the T-shirt won't dry out - and the flapping fabric is about as aerodynamic as a bouncy castle.

T-shirts made from technical, man-made fabrics are designed to avoid all of these problems. Even a basic running tee will be made from light wicking material (to draw moisture from your skin and dry quickly) and have flat-locked seams to prevent chafing, with a generous cut around rubbing hotspots like the armholes and neck. As with any kit, the more you pay, the more technical features you get: top-end tees are often seamless (welded rather than sewn), treated with anti-odour chemicals, and cut for a 3-D shape so they're easier to run in.

While the raw materials of most T-shirts are similar, manufacturers have developed different weaves to react to temperature changes, changing the airflow around your body to keep you comfortable.


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Berghaus Cool Argentium Zip Neck Tee
Berghaus Cool Argentium Zip Neck Tee
Year: 2011 
£40

Saucony Inferno Singlet
Saucony Inferno Singlet
Year: 2011 
£21

Berghaus Active Zip SS Tee
Berghaus Active Zip SS Tee
Year: 2011 
£32

 Thoni Mara Green Fee
Thoni Mara Green Fee
Year: 2011 
£30.99

Sugoi Merlin Tee
Sugoi Merlin Tee
Year: 2011 
£30

Saucony Transit Long-Sleeve Tee
Saucony Transit Long-Sleeve Tee
Year: 2011 
£9.99

 Blacks Peter Storm Active Base Layer
Blacks Peter Storm Active Base Layer
Year: 2011 
£24.99

Nike Element Running Shirt
Nike Element Running Shirt
Year: 2011 
£35

Nike Pro-combat Hypercool Compression Shirt
Nike Pro-combat Hypercool Compression Shirt
Year: 2011 
£32

CW-X Ventilator Web Top
CW-X Ventilator Web Top
Year: 2011 
£85

New Balance Icefil Tee
New Balance Icefil Tee
Year: 2011 
£21.99

Nike Dri-Fit Men's T-Shirt
Nike Dri-Fit Men's T-Shirt
Year: 2011 
£22

Adidas Supernova Tee
Adidas Supernova Tee
Year: 2011 
£24

Gore Running Wear Magnitude
Gore Running Wear Magnitude
Year: 2011 
£60

Adidas adiZero Short Sleeve Tee
Adidas adiZero Short Sleeve Tee
Year: 2011 
£36

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