I’ve had the odd bit of banter with the jolly team from Iffley Road on twitter recently. I’ve seen their van at races and being interested in the #runcommute, I thought to check them out and give a bit of information on them. They’re a break from the norm, with much of today’s running clobber looking uber advanced and polished, but Iffley Road do it a bit differently. In a good way In their words:-
Iffley Road is a new British based running wear brand producing technical running wear with a stylish, old-school look. Taking its name from the Oxford running track where Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile the company launched in May 2013, on the 59th anniversary of that historic event.
All Iffley Road’s summer running tops are made from a blend of drirelease ® and cotton, a beautifully soft material that wicks better than most performance fabrics. They come in a range of muted colours inspired by the British elements and have a hidden in-seam pocket for car keys and valuables.
So I was delighted to receive one of their stylish sky blue half sleeve tip tops for trial through the post. I immediately noticed the high collar which is great for those like me who run mostly with a backpack. It stops you getting a bloody aggravating chafe on your neck, that looks like a young teenager’s hicky. So full marks for that part of the design then! The material is a slightly thicker meshing construction so I fully expect it to stand the tests of time which is nice, as running kit nowadays can cost an arm and a leg.
Its available in 6 colours, also having the advantage of an in-seam valuables pocket designed for cash, credit cards and a key etc: a very nice feature
Further info from Iffley on their tshirt:-
The half-zip running tee shirt is designed to bring greater temperature control and versatility to our classic t-shirt silhouette. Made from bespoke technical fabric that is lightweight, soft and durable, it has our trademark slim, yet relaxed cut and longer sleeves.
Iffley Road also produce stylish flat fronted running shorts in a lightweight Italian fabric. View their entire range at www.iffleyroad.com.
Thanks guys! A lovely, different, running tee that will compliment the 21st century designs in your wardrobe. This does all the tough work but takes you back an era or two…..without looking like a 118118 runner!