Men's Essential SS

Brooks Essential Short Sleeve Running Shirt for Men

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$45.00 $29.00

Style #210472

Classic with a twist, the Essential SS brings a little something-something to your basic top with rich heathers and a shallow V-neck. For the runner who needs to hit town right after the run.

• Fit: Semi-fitted
• Soft, moisture-wicking fabric rated UPF 45+
• Raglan sleeve for optimal range of motion
• Shallow V-neck
• Flatlock seams prevent chafing
• 360° of retroreflectivity

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Specifications

  • Climate: 65F and above
  • Fit: Semi-Fitted

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Essential SS
 
3.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Stylish (7)
  • Dries quickly (3)
  • Moisture wicking (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gym (8)
  • Running (6)
  • Anytime (3)
  • Warm weather (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      75% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      Feels too big

       

      80% 

      (4 reviews)

    • Reviewer Profile:
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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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3.0

Nice fit, but chafs

By 

from Panama City, FL

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime
    • Gym

    Comments about Essential SS:

    I bought 3 of these last month. The fabric chafes me abnormally. I use body glide in the normal areas (nipples) but I found they chafe me in abnormal areas, such as in the inside of my bicep & face. I use my shirt to wipe my brow a lot during running, & these shirts actually chafe my eye brows during a single run. Note, all of this has been experienced during a 5+ mile run in 95+ degree heat while the shirt is soaked with sweat (July in Florida in the middle of the day). The cut it good, a hair big for a medium (but thats true for all brooks shirts). It's actually my favorite cut of all the brooks shirts I've owned. For the long runs I'd recommend a different fabric, but in activities where your upper body aren't moving as much this shirt is cut well and looks great. The waist & collar aren't sloppy during activity either, which is a huge plus.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too big
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Fantastic shirt. My favorite!

    By 

    from Salt Lake City, Utah

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime
      • Gym
      • Running
      • Warm Weather

      Comments about Essential SS:

      I absolutely love this shirt. I bought one a while ago and came back and bought two more. I highly recommend it.

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

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      4.0

      Great fit, nice colors

      By 

      from Jacksonville, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Dries Quickly
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym

        Comments about Essential SS:

        I really like these shirts (but only at sale price).

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

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        5.0

        Great fit.

        By 

        from texas

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Dries Quickly
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime
          • Competition
          • Gym
          • Running
          • Warm Weather

          Comments about Essential SS:

          Love this shirt style. Fits comfortable and makes me look great. Easy to wash and manage.

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

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          3.0

          Not as good in person as it looks online

          By 

          from Ft Lauderdale Fl

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable

          Cons

          • Poor Fit

          Best Uses

          • Gym

          Comments about Essential SS:

          The cut is very weird. fits large! Not really impressed at all with this shirt! :(

          • Fit:
          • Feels too big
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          2.0

          Fits like an already worn shirt, unFit

          By 

          from Bay Area

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable Material
          • Lightweight
          • Light weight
          • Moisture Wicking

          Cons

          • Dissapointed
          • Like A Day Old Worn Shirt
          • Not A True Vneck
          • Poor Craftsmanship
          • Poor Fit
          • Small Fits Like A Large

          Best Uses

          • Return
          • Running

          Comments about Essential SS:

          I was exited to see a Vneck running shirt, but when I recieved the item the fit and craftmanship was not as expected. The shirt fit like a generic large cotton shirt, and the V neck looked and wore more like a sloppy circle neck. Please go back and re-design the cut of this shirt to be sharp instead of sloppy. I was really hopping for more than another "small" sized shirt made to fit enlarging americans, this could be a great shirt, but currently it falls short in design, not materials or performance.

          • Fit:
          • Feels too big
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Shirt

          By 

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Moisture Wicking
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym
            • Running
            • Warm Weather

            Comments about Essential SS:

            This is a great shirt for working out and also casual use. The fabric is really soft and comfortable. The only complaint I have is that the colors on the website are not accurate. The grey color looks like a dark grey but it really much lighter.

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

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The best new athletic fit shirt.

            By 

            from GA

            About Me Competitive Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Moisture Wicking
            • Snug Fit
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • casual wear
              • Gym
              • Layering
              • Running

              Comments about Essential SS:

              OK, I own 6 different EZ Run T's and this shirt has beat them all and become my new favorite shirt. It's the same awesome material the EZ run shirts are made out of and it fits me great.

              In my experience It's hit or miss on sizing with Brooks. Most of us fluctuate with each years production. I believe these are made larger since I usually wear XXL or XL and I'm wearing this in a L. With that said I have some Brooks EZ T's in XL that fit tight and others that I'm swimming in. Anyways this seems to be the year we admit we're the fattest culture on the planet so the clothes are a little bigger.

              My favorite thing about this shirt is the extreme amount of taper. I have trouble finding shirts that accommodate my shoulders and and arms without leaving me swimming in the waist area. It probably won't be my favorite shirt for weight training because it fits so well it might begin to restrict movement after a while if I'm working anything upper body. I love it for running and casual wear though.

              It's hands down my new favorite shirt and I'm ordering it in all three colors.

              The only con I see is it has the same brooks iron on label on the chest. Logo looks great but I'm a guy and I've got a bunch of these peeling off of my numerous LS Equilibrium shirts already from drying them too hot or long. I'm gonna have to remember I like this shirt and try and baby it when it's time to throw it in the dryer.

              By definition I'm an amateur bodybuilder. The amount of taper it has is my favorite part of the shirt. That said, if you're on the pot bellied side trying to get in shape I would hold off on trying to wear this shirt til you're nice and lean.

              • Fit:
              • Feels too big
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              All round solid shirt

              By 

              from Omaha, NE

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Not Enough Support

              Best Uses

              • Gym
              • Running

              Comments about Essential SS:

              I am a student athlete so I have lifted, ran, and hung out in this shirt. It's great for wearing all day; going to school, running a couple miles at practice, and still stylin on the way home. The only issue I have had is that it fits a little weird with a backpack on.

              • Fit:
              • Feels too big
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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