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This is a stylish athletic sports top which is very sporty and has sophisticated design features. There is a handy grip on the inside which goes over the top of your shorts. This is an unexpected yet welcome feature as it stops the top from moving up which tends to happen sometimes if running. Out of all of my running tops, this is the only one which has this and it means the top stays in place which I think makes a big difference. I was surprised with how good the fit actually is. I am 38 inch chest so the medium fits comfortably. Important to refer to the sizing chart before ordering. Not much point in ordering a bigger than recommended size in my view, particularly if you’re ordering for the compression benefit. I’m stating the obvious here, but this is a super skin tight top, so if this is what you’re after, it really won’t disappoint. This is a high price item, but I think it’s worth paying that extra for the high quality material. Overall I would describe this as a premium item of sportswear, so it gets a 5 star rating from me!
If you're in the market for a compression top for running or other sports, these are probably the best around. I've tried a few cheaper makes and the build quality and compression characteristics don't seem up to Skins standard. It needs a bit of contortion to get on and even more to get off (good exercise and stretching routines in their own right!), but once on, it is comfortable and genuinely seems to help me fight muscle fatigue and subsequent soreness.
I have this item, along with the short sleeve top, half tights, and long tights. I'm usually a medium when it comes to clothing, so I ordered medium for all items. They're meant to be a bit tight and snug, and they are. They fit perfectly. They've also recently proven their worth in the snow, keeping me nice and warm, with little effect from the snow or wind while on a run. Very impressed to say the least. Would highly recommend.