|Material :||Healtha+ 4-way stretch nanotechnic fabric; Healtha+ mesh fabric ventilator panels|
|Seams :||Flat seam construction|
|Stitching :||Flat seam construction|
|UPF Rating :||50+|
|CWX Long-Sleeved Ventilator Web Top||$58.99|
|CWX Ventilator Web Tri Top||$90.00|
|CWX Ventilator Web Triathlon Top||$45.99 - $89.95|
This is my first CW-X running shirt and I like it a lot. It is expensive though. I have liked the CW-X running tights enough that I was willing to give the targeted compression shirt a try. I am glad that I did, because it does a great job of wicking away sweat and keeping me cool while I run. I sweat very heavily when running in warm weather and this top kept me almost dry after 8 - 10 mile runs in humid weather. The shirt has targeted compression bands that are meant to keep posture correct - in effect pulling the shoulders back. I found this to be a nice feature on long runs - especially towards the end when my running form tends to degrade a bit.
They also have silver threads woven into the material to prevent stink build up over time... I haven't had this shirt long enough to really tell if that works as well as the other shirt benefits so that feature is still a wait-and-see for me.
Again, they are expensive. Even so, I highly recommend them.
I'm 5'10" 185, and the large fits well, even for a weightlifter build. It's comfortable to run in, and the ventilation is excellent. It holds up well in warm weather, so you won't be dying of heat if you like the sun. I am absolutely uncomfortable wearing anything that has a sleeve when I exercise, but I don't feel like they're limiting on this shirt. It's the first of its kind that I have owned, and it won't be the last. A great buy if you're looking to keep cool in the heat.
This is my first CW'X running shirt as well and after being a "run in whatever t-shirt" type of guy I'll likely never run in anything else, if only because I spent so much money on this shirt. I'm 6'2" 185lbs and the XL is a perfect fit. Not only does this shirt help keep your posture and form, it also encourages you to make sure your abs are in good shape. You don't really want to have a belly hanging out of this.
I have this shirt paired with the Ventilator Short from CW-X, and I could not be happier. The shirt provides excellent compression and shoulder support, while not overheating the crap out of you. Playing soccer games in this outfit makes you feel like you could score the winning goal in the Champions League Final and not break a sweat over it. Bottom line is that this top is a fantastic piece for anyone who needs to perform while running.
I have mix feelings about this piece. I think it works and helps with my posture. The effect is not pronounce. I use this piece to hold my belly in during my run. The garment is well made and dries quickly.
Very happy with the shirt. Provides support during a run while keeping you cool and dry. Quality of construction seems good and for me just enough compression.