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

Jack Wolfskin Dry ‘N’ Cosy Longsleeve

Reassuringly thick but ergonomically cut, meaning you can wear it as a single layer or part of a combo. It’s also extremely stretchy.

£40, Jack Wolfskin

Ronhill Merino 200

A close-fitting but forgiving merino half-zip top that feels silky against the skin. This one offers excellent temperature regulation.

£65, Ronhill

EDZ Merino 2000

Merino wool gives this an opulent feel. The weave retains sweat but moves it away from the skin to keep you warm and dry.

£50, EDZ Layering

Oiselle Flyte 2000

Semi-fitted but not constrictive, this can be worn as a base layer or, on warmer days, as a standalone garment. It’s also light and soft.

£43 + shipping, Oiselle

Salomon Agile Long-Sleeved Tee

Extremely light and featuring a cunning pocket in the back for keys and a travel card. Well ventilated and highly breathable.

£35, Salomon

Asics Lite-Show Neck Top

The high crew neck and extra-long sleeves on this will keep the winter chill out, while there’s a rear zip pocket and a slim cut for a close fit.

£55, Asics

Salomon Park Long-Sleeved Tee

Bamboo charcoal in the weave keeps you from ponging on the run, while the standard cut will have mass appeal.

£40, Salomon

Helly Hansen Aspire Norviz

This looks like a dull black but reflective panels show up brightly when light is shone on them. The high neck is a nice touch.

£75, Helly Hansen

Crewroom North West Hoodie

This top, which has soft brushed fabric, can be worn on its own or with another layer. A mesh panel in the hood helps disperse heat.

£65, Crewroom

Mizuno Storm Windtop

The water-repellent coating and stretchy side panels add up to a top that’s snug, weather-resistant and warm.

£67, Run and Become