ASCIS gifted me the Ventilate Sleeveless in the Grand Shark colour – here’s the verdict.
First impressions – I like the colour and it feels lightweight. ASICS state “a lightweight, seamless fabric that helps reduce chafing. Made to increase breathability, this top also features reflective accents throughout to boost visibility when running in low-light conditions” and that it reduces chafing by its Seamless knit fabric. I agree that the top is very lightweight, the material at the back does not seem breathable but seems to collect the sweat. At the back of the top there are vents which allow your back to breathe and feel much cooler then the front.
I have been wearing the Ventilate Sleeveless for my long runs and fast sessions; I found with my long runs it was perfect with no chaffing at all or on the arms. The fit was a perfect small for me, not baggy and not tight. However I did find that it felt warm on when doing my speed sessions around the top front of the top but only slightly. I have washed it many times and it’s just like new and the colour has not faded.
When’s best to wear it? Its fine for everyday use such as going to the gym, so it is not only for running – that’s what I use it for.
My conclusion is that it’s a lightweight breathable top that is perfect for the summer long runs.
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