Keep out the cold with the latest high-tech tops and leggings. We tested out some of the best base layers for running on the market


Nike Women’s Dri-fit Knit

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£65, store.nike.com

Knit-in mesh fabric, Dri-FIT fabric for moisture wicking, Thumb holes
Tested “The ventilation holes at the back of this top are a nice touch, and sleeves are a good length to comfortably use the thumb holes.”

Sweaty Betty Finish Line Top

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£60, sweatybetty.com

Lightweight fabric, Seamless construction, Antibacterial properties
Tested “This lightweight fabric wicks sweat and feels super-soft against the skin. Sizing comes up a little small though, so go a size up.”

X-Bionic Energy Accumulator Evo Men’s Long Sleeve Top

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£103.85, x-bionic.co.uk

Compression top Breathable, ventilated design, Fast-drying fabric

Tested “This is worth the investment. The technology provides a unique combination of warmth, breathability, ventilation and cooling.”

Odlo Blackcomb Evolution Base Layer Shirt

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£65, odlo.co.uk

Seamless design, Thermal insulation, Odour-inhibiting fibres
Tested “So comfortable and warm with great snug sleeves and a long waist to keep out the cold.”

Bam Women’s Contrast Stitch Baselayer In Hot Coral

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£38, bambooclothing.co.uk

Natural fibres, Moisture-wicking, Thumb-holes
Tested “Keeps you warm without over- heating. Great for sensitive skin. Natural fibre takes longer to dry.”

Odlo Blackcomb Evolution Base Layer Leggings

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£65, odlo.co.uk

Seamless knit technology, Strategic supportive zones, Moisture wicking
Tested “These light and soft leggings are great to wear while running. Also comfy under jeans. They don’t chafe, slip or feel too hot.”

North Ridge Merino Wool Convect Top

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£39.99, gooutdoors.co.uk

100 per cent Merino Wicking and quick drying Lightweight with ultra-effective insulation and warmth

Proskins Active Range

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from £35, proskins.co.uk

Silky smooth feel Ultra light and very warm Silver-bacterial treatment for durability and odour reduction

Asics Innermuscle Men’s Long Sleeve Top

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£52, asics.co.uk

Compression top 360 degree reflective design moisture wicking fabric