Winter running gear guide: Men’s base layers & long-sleeved tops

Jack Wolfskin Funktional Tee

The merino wool used to make this will keep you warm without making you overheat, and it’s naturally antibacterial, too.

£55, Jack Wolfskin

Odlo Blackcomb Evolution

The minimal seams on this make it a chafe-free zone. The weave is highly breathable but warm enough to cope with winter chill.

£65, Odlo

X-Bionic Energizer Mk II

Ribbed channels in the weave move sweat quickly away, while compressive panels across the shoulders promote better posture.

£67, X-Bionic

Brooks Streaker

Stylish and comfy enough to wear to the pub if you can rock the super-slim fit, it’s extremely quick-drying and seam-free.

£70, Brooks

Icebreaker Oasis Crewe

A good option if you don’t like too close a fit on a base layer – this is forgiving without being loose. It offers UV protection, too.

£55, Icebreaker

Mammut Atacazo Zip Pull

This tight-fitting top should be used as a base layer if you’re self-conscious about your physique, but it’s a soft and warm delight.

£70, Mammut

Icebreaker Compass Zip

If it weren’t for the zip you could wear this next to the skin. It’s soft (80 per cent merino wool) and regulates temperature brilliantly.

£120, Icebreaker

Brooks Dash Half Zip

A soft, standard-cut top that wicks well and features flatlocked seams. Also has thumb loops and a rear zip pocket.

£50, Brooks

Puma PWRWARM Half Zip

This is very thick so could be worn without a base layer in colder weather. Fleecy on the inside and the outer is water-resistant.

£40, Pro:Direct

Craft Weather Jersey

A technical top with wind-resistant panels at the front. Also features integrated gloves and there’s reflective detailing throughout.

£90, Craft Sportswear