Tracksmith Strata Tee review: If you like to look good while you clock up serious miles, Tracksmith has you covered with its stylish Strata tee…
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BEST FOR STYLE
Tracksmith Strata Tee
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$92 / £92, tracksmith.com
- Smart retro style
- Good for sessions and socials
Sweat wicking: 4/5
When it comes to running gear that pairs performance with style, Tracksmith’s retro New England-inspired running kit is always gold. And this Strata Tee is another winner.
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While some running shirts scream “I’M A RUNNER” from 26.2 miles away, this oozes old-school track class that’s much more subtle. It’s more Roger Bannister than Usain Bolt. If you’re after an antidote to garish glow-faster gear, this is it. And it’s equally at home whether you’re cruising steady road miles or sipping a post-run coffee with your run crew.
Tracksmith Strata Tee features
The classic cut Strata Tee is made for summer miles – but it’s effective all year round. It’s made from a feather-light nylon-elastane blend that’s light and airy and manages to feel silky soft rather than synthetic. It balances being fitted without feeling tight, and roomy without being baggy.
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The breathable knit shifts moisture well and even when you hit maximum sweat rate, it doesn’t get heavy or clingy. It’s better for training miles than racing but it’s pretty versatile with good comfort on those short and fast, higher intensity sessions as well as the long, slow slogs. It ticks all the boxes for intensive gym sessions too.
It uses Swiss-engineered coldback fabric that has a special finish to reduce the amount of heat it soaks up. There’s also a whiff-busting anti-microbial silver finish to keep things fresher for longer. To boost its summer credentials, it’s also treated with UVA and UVB-protection with a 30+ UPF.
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Like all Tracksmith kit, the Strata is well made with good durability. It’ll keep its shape even after months of heavy mileage and frequent washes.
The Tracksmith Strata Tee comes in two colours – ivory and navy/ivory – with four sizes from S to XL.