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I've just got back from my usual evening jog and being a humid day I'm drenched in sweat and feel very soggy and uncomfortable! I was wondering if the moisture wicking tops and shorts I read about are worth the money and would make a difference?
 

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I had doubts myself initially, but after trying them would now run in nothing else - well worth the money in my opinion.
 

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Thanks, think I might give them a go. Any suggestions for which types/makes to try? I wouldnt know what to look for or how much I should be spending
 

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Thanks, think I might give them a go. Any suggestions for which types/makes to try? I wouldnt know what to look for or how much I should be spending

go to wiggle.co.uk awsome site . quick delivery . I ordered a vest today for £11 and like another £100 of stuff .


now am skint .:'(
 

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Thanks, think I might give them a go. Any suggestions for which types/makes to try? I wouldnt know what to look for or how much I should be spending
There are loads on the market .pearl izumi, asics, adidas, ron hill, nike, nrg and brooks to name but a few.

I'm not sure if you've acsess to a running shop close by they'll sort you out otherwise if you google running gear or running shops you'll get loads to browse through .

It's always nice to try before you buy as some may be more comfortable for you than another .

I've used startfitness, sportsavers and northern runner and have had excellent service from all three .

There are different brand names for the wicking tops but i think they all do pretty much the same job.

As for price i've had some Brooks podium wicking t's from northern runner for about ten squid not too long ago very comfy ,ron hill t's are a nice fit as are nrg .

Hope this helps
 

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Thanks everyone, I can order this stuff online but I agree its best to try things on first. Theres a couple of JJB sports near me so I'll see if they have anything mentioned there. Does anyone know of any specialist stores in the North Dorset area? or south Wiltshire?
 

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I just ordered a Brooks HVAC mesh cap in case the 10k I'm running next Sunday is a hot one so I'll let you know what it's like if I use it.

I ordered a HVAC t shirt too but they haven't arrived yet and I don't like to wear new clothes unless I've had chance to try them for a short run first as they sometimes make my man nipples sore!!!!
 

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go to wiggle.co.uk awsome site . quick delivery . I ordered a vest today for £11 and like another £100 of stuff .


now am skint .:'(

I agree, Wiggle is a great site. I got my Ron Hill shorts and t-shirts from there for alot less than I'd have paid anywhere else. The T-shirts are great because they're slightly longer at the back to cover your bum! :d
 

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I just ordered a Brooks HVAC mesh cap in case the 10k I'm running next Sunday is a hot one so I'll let you know what it's like if I use it.

I ordered a HVAC t shirt too but they haven't arrived yet and I don't like to wear new clothes unless I've had chance to try them for a short run first as they sometimes make my man nipples sore!!!!
Vaseline is what you want ;)
 

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I went to JJB today and got myself a pair of trousers and a t-shirt by Nike which are moisture wicking, I'm going to give them a go this evening and see how much of a difference they make. I'm not sure if I'll really appreciate it much though seeing as its chucking it down out there!
 

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I'm not impressed with this stuff, I went out this afternoon for my usual mile down the trailway and now I'm home I'm just as damp, sweaty and soggy as ever! wont be buying this stuff again
 

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I'm not impressed with this stuff, I went out this afternoon for my usual mile down the trailway and now I'm home I'm just as damp, sweaty and soggy as ever! wont be buying this stuff again
Not tried any Nike gear but my brooks stuff is brill. It doesn't stop me sweating but whereas a normal Tshirt would stick to me the Brooks doesn't and it drys much quicker.

Do you know what range clothing you have bought?
 

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Not tried any Nike gear but my brooks stuff is brill. It doesn't stop me sweating but whereas a normal Tshirt would stick to me the Brooks doesn't and it drys much quicker.

Do you know what range clothing you have bought?
They're all Nike, I'm surprised they didnt seem to make much difference. Mind you I did push myself quite hard today with hardly any walking breaks
 

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i dont get it - all these 'specialist running clothes'... my running vests are all from asda my shorts were just normal cotton shorts and they suit me fine!
 

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Most of my running t-shirts are ones I got in various races... The elite moisture-absorbent ones with go-faster stripes do seem much the same as the bog-standard cotton ones...
 

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My first 4 months running I just used normal cotton Ts, I sweat a lot, and they were drenched, heavy and unpleasant half way into every run. I was a sceptic, but as others have said the proper wicking stuff doesn't stop you sweating, but does carry it away - can't imagine not using them now.
 
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