REdbEAR Sports long-sleeved running top review - Women's Running

REdbEAR Sports long-sleeved running top review

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  May 23, 2022

We take these funky long-sleeved running tops from REdbEAR Sports out for a spin to see how they perform

If you love a fun running top then you’ve probably heard of REdbEAR Sports and their wonderful collection of colourful sportswear.

Founder Jason is passionate about helping sports enthusiasts express themselves. He wanted to showcase independent and talented designers and illustrators from all over the world, helping them to reach new audiences with vibrant fitness gear full of personality. 

We put their running tops to the test to see if they’re as functional as they are funky. Read on for Kate’s review.


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I love jazzy sportswear, but a surprising amount of the kit I try is black, grey or navy. So, I was thrilled when I pulled these technical running tops out of the bag to see their colourful designs. However, my job as a reviewer isn’t just to admire the clothing from afar: I need to put it to the test and see if it performs.

I wore these tops on a couple of wintery weekend runs and was really impressed. Firstly, the fit. As a wide-hipped gal, I often struggle to find long-sleeved t-shirts that are flattering. Usually, they’re loose around my shoulders and then tight over my hips and bum. These tees were perfect: nothing was too tight or too baggy, and they felt really comfortable.

As I ran, I found them to be lightweight and breathable, offering full freedom of movement and wicking away sweat quickly. They’re made of Italian polyester, which is lovely and soft, and the prints use eco-friendly inks, to boot.

Then there were the designs themselves. They really cheered up the grey days, and I got so many smiles and compliments from other runners and walkers. I also think they’d be great racing tops, making you stand out from the crowd so that your friends and family can easily spot you.

Overall, I loved these tops, and can’t wait to run in them again. They’re great on top of a baselayer, or on their own for warmer runs, and they’re sure to put a smile on your face.

WR exclusive discount

Jason has kindly offered WR readers a 15% discount until the 31st March 2022. Enter code WR15 at the checkout to get your offer – visit to shop.

You can find the Star print running top that Kate tried here, and the Clouds running top here.

Written by

Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate is our Senior Digital Executive and a keen runner. She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts, cross-training and stretching. She loves to combine running and exploring, so you'll often find her testing out the latest kit in exciting locations across the UK and beyond. Kate champions exercising for enjoyment. "Most of the year, you'll find me running for fun and wellbeing," she says. "That being said, I do still love the thrill of training for a race from time to time!"

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