Women's Essential Run LS 1/2 Zip

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$55.00 $36.00
Style #220315

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Perfect cover for those "in-between" days between seasons, this high-performance top is also an effective layering style in colder weather, with a longer zipper for great ventilation and easy on/off. The super-soft "peached" finish makes this top very, very touchable.
In her "Top Fall Gear Picks for 2011", Coach Jenny Hadfield likens this tech top to the little black dress that every woman needs. "It’s lightweight, wicks moisture away from the skin, and is perfect for those 'in-between' weather days. Zip up on the cold days, and down when you get a little steamy."


  • Fit: Semi-fitted
  • 9" front zip with inner storm guard and zipper garage
  • Front/back 3M™ Scotchlite™ retroreflectivity for increased visibility
  • Zip pocket on left hip for gels, I.D., or other essentials
  • Articulated sleeve with thumbholes
  • Climate: 40 to 65 F
  • Fit: Semi-Fitted

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Essential Run LS 1/2 Zip
 
4.8

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (29)
  • Allows free movement (26)
  • Lightweight (26)
  • Breathable (23)
  • Stylish (23)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Running (29)
    • Casual wear (20)
    • Sports (11)
    • Gym (9)
      • Fit:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        96% 

        (26 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (22), Casual/ recreational (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (29)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    yellow is borderline fluorescent!

    I was hesitant to order this top because I couldn't tell what color it really was from the pic online. In the photo, the color appeared light/pastel, but in the thumbnail color swatch...Read complete review

    I was hesitant to order this top because I couldn't tell what color it really was from the pic online. In the photo, the color appeared light/pastel, but in the thumbnail color swatch, the yellow looked bright/bold. I called Brooks to find out; the CSR told me it was a light yellow, so I went ahead an purchased.

    When it arrived, I was disappointed. The yellow is light, but it's also a bit fluorescent--not really what I had in mind. The top was on sale, though, and the other colors I was interested in had sold out by the time I received mine. That being the case, I decided to keep it; I do think, given the combination of the reflective logo and the color, that it's pretty visible around dusk, which is a plus for me.

    As far as the fit/performance of the top goes, I was pleased, with one tiny exception. When I put my thumbs in the holes, there's a bit more pull on the sleeves than I would like. I thought about returning and sizing up, but the rest of the dimensions seem perfect for me (although I am on the short side). I've worn this top over another longsleeve, as well as over a tank, and I had no problems with chafing. The fabric is amazingly soft.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Shorter length than I had hoped

    I was looking for a good l/s option to wear for running in cooler weather. (I'm a runner, finishing up training for my third half-marathon.)

    As it turns out,...Read complete review

    I was looking for a good l/s option to wear for running in cooler weather. (I'm a runner, finishing up training for my third half-marathon.)

    As it turns out, I haven't tried it out because I'm not happy with the length. While the fabric, design and style are great, it's about 2-3 inches shorter than I'd like. I wanted something that would cover my hips and behind a little better, especially now that it's running tight weather. Even wearing a longer shirt under it just looks awkward--it hits about 1-2 inches below my belly button. So, I'm sad to say that I'll be returning this!

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    5.0

    Very comfortable

    By NewRunnerInMichigan

    from Detroit, MI

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Allows Free Movement
    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Running

      Comments about Essential Run LS 1/2 Zip:

      I really like this shirt. It was comfortable over a shortsleeve t-shirt to run in 40 degree weather. It wish it was a little longer, but I have no real complaints.

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Love the white!!!

      By Kristy

      from Stillwater, OK

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Allows Free Movement
      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Gym
        • Running

        Comments about Essential Run LS 1/2 Zip:

        Absolutley loved the felling of this long sleeve quarter zip. I can wear another top underneath and it's very breathable. Definitely good to wear for long runs when its 30 degrees outside.

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        I would recommend this to my friends

        By Cindy

        from Durango, CO

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Allows Free Movement
        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gym
          • Running
          • Sports

          Comments about Essential Run LS 1/2 Zip:

          nothing more to add, thanks

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          yellow is borderline fluorescent!

          By AnthroRunner

          from SF, CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Running

            Comments about Essential Run LS 1/2 Zip:

            I was hesitant to order this top because I couldn't tell what color it really was from the pic online. In the photo, the color appeared light/pastel, but in the thumbnail color swatch, the yellow looked bright/bold. I called Brooks to find out; the CSR told me it was a light yellow, so I went ahead an purchased.

            When it arrived, I was disappointed. The yellow is light, but it's also a bit fluorescent--not really what I had in mind. The top was on sale, though, and the other colors I was interested in had sold out by the time I received mine. That being the case, I decided to keep it; I do think, given the combination of the reflective logo and the color, that it's pretty visible around dusk, which is a plus for me.

            As far as the fit/performance of the top goes, I was pleased, with one tiny exception. When I put my thumbs in the holes, there's a bit more pull on the sleeves than I would like. I thought about returning and sizing up, but the rest of the dimensions seem perfect for me (although I am on the short side). I've worn this top over another longsleeve, as well as over a tank, and I had no problems with chafing. The fabric is amazingly soft.

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Want another one!!

            By Em The runner

            from San Diego, Ca

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Allows Free Movement
            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Gym
              • Running
              • Sports
              • Warm Weather

              Comments about Essential Run LS 1/2 Zip:

              HAppy Happy Happy! Want to order another. Love the thumbholes when it's really cold and actually looks pretty decent with a pair of jeans, white or blue. the best!

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Perfect Long Sleeve Shirt for running

              By bd the jogger

              from Alabama

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Allows Free Movement
              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Gym
                • Running
                • Sports

                Comments about Essential Run LS 1/2 Zip:

                I wear this shirt while running on cool days. It's lightweight with just the right amount of coverage on 40-55 degree mornings. On colder mornings, I wear a base layer underneath and still have free range or motion. Love everything about it. I have three of them. :-)

                • Fit:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                So Flattering and comfortable

                By Reluctant runner

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Running

                  Comments about Essential Run LS 1/2 Zip:

                  This top is a rare combination: extremely flattering and completely functional. I wear it as a shirt for running in 40-60 degree weather. I also wear it on my way to and from the gym. It's shaped enough to look lean, instead of frumpy, but still loose enough to not constrict movement. I now own two of these.

                  • Fit:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome base piece

                  By Suzie

                  from Akron, Ohio

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Allows Free Movement
                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish
                  • Warm But Not Too Warm

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Layering Piece
                    • Running

                    Comments about Essential Run LS 1/2 Zip:

                    I live in Ohio - so I need clothes that span a variety of temperatures. This piece is great - by itself in the fall, or with another tech shirt underneath for colder weather, and finally, throw a nightlife vest on top for running in the dark. High quality, comfortable and well worth every penny.

                    • Fit:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Soft, body skimming fit

                    By Cristina

                    from Tontitown, AR

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Allows Free Movement
                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Wear
                      • Running
                      • Sports

                      Comments about Essential Run LS 1/2 Zip:

                      Great shirt for the cool morning run, or as a base layer as the temperatures begin to drop. Wicking fabric

                      • Fit:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome shirt!

                      By KJ

                      from Lincoln, NE

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Allows Free Movement
                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Casual Wear
                        • Gym
                        • Running
                        • Sports

                        Comments about Essential Run LS 1/2 Zip:

                        I LOVE this shirt. I'm 5'10" and was afraid that it would ride too short in the body and the arms. It doesn't. It fits great! The length sits right at my hips and the arms are just long enough where I don't feel the thumb holes are the only thing pulling down the sleeves. I went to buy another one but they weren't on sale anymore.

                        • Fit:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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