A good, no-nonsense running top for running in all conditions and in any terrain.
- • Good price
- • Odor-resistant fabric
- • Quick drying
- • No recycled content
- • Synthetic feel
- • No reflective details
Berghaus 24/7 Tech Tee: first impressions
Prioritizing function over form, the Berghaus 24/7 Tech Tee running top is made with entirely synthetic poly materials, which means it’s light, won’t absorb water (and therefore weight) if you’re running in rain, wicks sweat away excellently, and will still provide a level of thermal protection even when wet. It also dries very quickly.
On the downside, such materials are not great for the planet – we’re pleased to see the fabric used is bluesign approved, although we’re not sure why, as there doesn’t appear to be any recycled content.
The material has been given an anti-stink treatment, which is also a relief, since synthetics do tend to get a bit nose-wrinkly after a few good hard wears.
• RRP: £25 (UK)
• Style: Short-sleeve T
• Weight: 130g / 4.6oz
• Sizes: XS-3XL
• Materials: Polyester (100%)
• Colors: Red / Green
• Compatibility: Trail and road running, hiking, biking
Berghaus 24/7 Tech Tee: on the trails
As we’ve come to expect from the British brand Berghaus, this running top is a no-nonsense garment that does exactly what it promises to do – and what you want it to do – for a very reasonable price. No bells, no whistles, just a functional T that’s ideal for road or trail running.
It’s a little early for us to report on the anti-bacterial performance of this top, but having worn it on several mid-distance runs thus far, it’s still smelling as good as new, so that’s a decent start.
We found the fit to be a little bit on the baggy and generous side, with quite a lot of excess material – not enough to be seriously annoying or to pose a huge snagging risk when going through woods, but some runners prefer tighter-fitting tops, while others like a more relaxed design, and this is definitely in the latter group.
Our main criticisms of this top is the lack of any recycled fabric in the construction and the absence of any reflective material, which would have been a welcome safety addition for running on roads and lanes in the dark (see also our guide to running safely at night).
Writer, editor and enthusiast of anything involving boots, bikes, boats, beers and bruises, Pat has spent 20 years pursuing adventure stories. En route he’s canoed Canada’s Yukon River, climbed Mont Blanc and Kilimanjaro, skied and mountain biked through the Norwegian Alps, run an ultra across the roof of Mauritius, and set short-lived records for trail-running Australia’s highest peaks and New Zealand’s Great Walks. He’s authored walking guides to Devon and Dorset, and once wrote a whole book about Toilets for Lonely Planet. Follow Pat’s escapades here.
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