Ultra lightweight, very soft, quick drying, beautiful colour, crafted from recycled plastic...pure perfection. I highly recommend it.
This top kept me cool and dry and was overall really comfortable – no chafe, stayed put and the softness gives it a premium feel. I don’t often wear bright colours but this is a lovely shade of blue and makes me think of the ocean and the coast, which happens to be my favourite spot to run – so it would have been rude not to test it out there! It has also washed really nicely. I can see this being a run staple of mine this summer.
Usual good quality material from Tribe I preferred the fit of the size medium to the small as I prefer a looser fit. I am size 10 60kg ordered with the discount offer so reasonable price. Washes and dries super quick.
Going in to the test drive of the Tribe Sports kit i’d been thinking a lot about my existing thoughts and experiences of sustainability regarding running as a sport in general, not just this piece of kit. In a world where you can get mega cheap kit for a few quid, running apps recommending new trainers after a few hundred miles and races continuing to rely on single use plastics at aid stations it’s easy to see that there’s a fair way to go for the sport in terms of reducing our impact environmentally. So it was reassuring and affirming to find Tribe Sports with their ethos around sustainability in terms of production but also in creating a quality product that performs well and has longevity. I tested the vest out on a 6 mile trail run up in the Peak District followed by a couple of hours in the gym doing some strength and conditions training and circuit training. Right out of the packaging the vest was noticeably lightweight, a great bright colour without being garish so being seen on dull days and dark evenings isn’t a problem. A really well designed vest, the rear mesh vents / strap help keep you cool yet still offer a comfortable fit when active. I got pretty warm during both sessions and the vest looked great throughout, no patches. The fit is spot on, inadequate garment length is where many other vests fall down but Tribe’s Vest has ample length and still remains a nice close fit without being too tight or, as is the case with other longer vests, being too baggy which makes this vest ideal. The material feels smooth and effortlessly glides over you when moving with no hint of rubbing or chaffing whatsoever, it’s impossible to tell its constructed from Plastic Ocean Waste and recycled plastic bottles. There is absolutely no compromise on quality and performance, the top was excellent and would definitely recommend