Brooks Essential Half-Zip Top

Priced: $35.74 - $65.00 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 5 reviews.
Brooks Essential Half-Zip Top
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Color: Heather Anthracite
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REI (2012) (closeout)
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Al's Sports $48.74
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Paragon Sports $52.00
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Regularly: $65.00
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$35.74 - $55.24
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Regularly: $65.00
Denali $65.00
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) $65.00
PeterGlenn $65.00
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Brooks Essential Half-Zip Top -
The Brooks men's Essential Run LS 1/2 Zip Top: Nothing beats the comfort of an ultra soft, quick dry top when on the run. With so many colors to rock this pullover, you will need one for every day of the week.


  • Semi-fitted style is closer to the body, but not tight


  • Moisture-wicking, quick-drying polyester offers soft stretch, top-notch performance and high mobility
  • Moisture-wicking, quick-drying, weather-resistant fabric
  • Incredibly soft and light, moisture-wicking fabric
  • 100% polyester fabric

Lining and Layers:

  • Thumbholes for added warmth and ease of layering


  • Breathable and moisture-wicking to keep you dry and warm
  • Front zipper offers ventilation, and a stormflap shuts out chilling drafts


  • Secure side zip pocket
  • Hidden zippered rear pocket stashes essentials
  • 1/2-Zip front for easy on/off
  • 9 inch front zip with inner storm guard and zipper garage
  • Zippered back pocket for holding essentials
  • The semifitted Brooks Essential Half-Zip top is not too tight and not too loose


  • Articulated sleeves with thumbholes
  • Thumbholes hold sleeves in place when arms are in motion and keep wrists warm


  • Quick-drying for convenience
  • UPF 45+ for sun protection
  • 360° 3M Scotchlite retroreflectivity—reflects light back to the source with minimal scattering for high visibility during low-light hours
  • Built for temps from 40 to 65°F (4 to 18°C)

The Brooks Essential Long Sleeve 1/2 Zip II for Men is a perfect single layer on chilly days and a great base layer for the more frigid ones. Nothing beats the comfort of an ultra soft, quick dry top when on the run. This high-performance top features ultra soft fabric with stretch, and a longer cut for added coverage.


Just because the temperature dropped doesn't mean you need to stay indoors. Go for a winter run in the Brooks Essential Long Sleeve 1/2-Zip Running Top. This top provides a bit of extra warmth, but won't overheat you once your workout gets going. The fabric is breathable, manages moisture, and dries quickly so you stay comfortable. A back zippered pocket gives you a convenient place to stash cash or a phone on your run.


The men's Brooks Essential Half-Zip II top works hard to keep you comfortable on cool days, and it's perfect under a shell in colder weather.


Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Nothing beats the comfort of Brooks ultrasoft, quick-drying Essential Run 1/2 Zip when you're on the run.

Fiber Content: 95% polyester, 5% spandex.
Country of Origin: Imported

Massey's Outfitters (closeout)
Nothing beats the comfort of an ultra soft, quick dry top when on the run. With so many colors to rock this pullover, you will need one for every day of the week. • Fit: Semi-fitted.
, moisture-wicking fabric.
• 360° 3M™ Scotchlite™ retroreflectivity
Al's Sports
Nothing beats the comfort of an ultra soft, quick dry top when on the run. With so many colors and heathers available in this pullover, you will need one for every day of the week.
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Fabric:Polyester / polyester blend
Material :100% peached moisture-transfer polyester
Moisture wicking:Yes
Pockets :Secure back zip pocket
Quick drying:Yes
Semifitted:Contoured to the body
Shirt style:Zip-front
Sleeve length:Long sleeve
Sun-protective fabric:No
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Brooks Essential Half-Zip Top Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Comfortable and warm

I regularly train for half marathons (2-4 running days per week throughout the year) ... This is a nice light weight shirt with soft material that fits comfortably and leaves room for general running movements ... wicks away sweat better than any other top of this style I've owned ... extra long sleeves with thumb holes helps keep hands extra warm on colder mornings ... only thing that I don't like is that I can't really use the side zipper pocket for anything other than an ID or some emergency cash as the shirt is too lose to put anything in their with any weight (it bounces as you run)
CoryHughes at REI on 10/10/2013

Great running top

Fits great for a running top for cooler temps. Longer sleeves with thumb-holes provide good coverage, and the top is a bit longer on the torso to keep you warmer. With a base layer it can be used for trail running in 40s.
I really like the key pocket to put an ID and a car-key.
Comtal at REI on 12/12/2013

Wonderful for running in cool weather

Love this shirt. Avid runner. Great for running when it's cool--comfortable and warm, but breathes well. The only thing I noticed is the stitching on the top of the shoulder gives the shoulder a bit of an odd shape, unless your a body builder who stretches the arms/shoulder area...otherwise, high quality and going back for more
jas3 at REI on 11/11/2013

Second One

Great for use as a single layer while running in early spring and fall.
ryaneil at REI on 08/08/2013

Negative Reviews:

Great top, if it's the right size

It's a great shirt. Just make sure you order 2 sizes to try on or order a size or 2 smaller.

I ordered a large which is my typical size. This top, however, is so long, it goes to my thigh.
Maddog Chiu at REI on 10/10/2013