I am an ASICS running influencer in India (where I live) and as such get to try out and wear their products.
BUT – and this really is very important – ASICS has never once even so much as suggested I review their products.
I am under no pressure whatsoever to write any review nor blog about the company.
But when I genuinely love a product, I review it here.
Which leads me straight away to the light-as-air Lite-Show long sleeved T (below):
I’m going to share with you a rather silly secret. I really, really love tops that have thumb holes, like this T.
Dunno why, but I do.
So the Lite-Show T already had a definite plus in its favour before I even wore it.
Wearing it is a delight, since the top is incredibly lightweight, making it great, even in Delhi’s brutal summer heat (where the long sleeves protect against sun damage).
I also wore it as part of my layering, while trekking in the snowy Himalayas. This time, it was the top’s lightness that was a big plus, when every gram counts in your rucksack.
Now let me give you a few technical details:
“Mixed fabrication construction for feminine look and breathability. Cotton handfeel at front for comfort. Mesh at back for ventilation. 360° body-mapped reflectivity for visibility
The fabric is Knit 1. 74% Polyester, 19% Tencel, 7% Spandex”
These details courtesy www.asics.com
“The Asics Lite-Show Running Top is constructed with D1 technical fabric which utilises moisture management and quick drying properties. When sweat is produced, the fabric pushes it to the outer layer where it is then evaporated, keeping you feeling cool and dry during a workout. Designed with a loose fit and a soft touch, it will keep comfort at a maximum. Thumbholes are used to provides extra coverage across the hands and also prevents the sleeves from riding up and causing discomfort. Reflective elements feature on the front, back and arms on the top which enhances visibility in low lighting conditions for maximum safety while out on the streets.”
Thank you, www.sportsshoes.com
As mentioned above, the reference D1 is part of ASICS’ own classification system, indicating that the garment is “moisture wicking” and made from “quick drying fabric”.
If I have one grumble about this top, it is that it is only available in one colour…
So I have 2 of ’em, since I love them so much!
Personally tried, tested & recommended.
Check www.asics.com to buy online or visit one of their stores.
Is it also available in Belgium? It looks good.
I can’t wear the shoes of asics because they are too heavy on my feet. (Says the shoe sales man) and really I’ve tried. I’ve on the moment hako shoes. But not really my thing.
The best running shoes for me are skechers.
Myriam, I don’t know what’s available in the European market, but I hope this top is! Strange about ASICS shoes being too heavy. I might well force you to write me a blog post about all this. You have been warned!