Before I start, a disclaimer.
I am a running influencer for ASICS in Delhi, India where I live.
Having said that, I also need to state for the record that ASICS has put me under NO obligation whatsoever to write about, or review their products.
Not once have I been asked to write or blog about anything by the company. The choice to write or not, to review or not, to Instagram or not is entirely mine.
I am under no pressure.
There are many ASICS products that I have worn or tried out, and have not written about, but the Metarun singlet definitely deserves some TLC.
Because, despite my inhibitions about wearing a singlet, this one works.
Time to face facts
- I am no spring chicken.
- I have always had flabby arms. Have done since I was in my 20s.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, could’ve/should’ve worked on them over the years. Agreed.
But I didn’t, and I live to rue the day 😛
All of that is to explain why I have strenuously avoided wearing a running singlet.
That attitude had to change in January, when the ASICS influencers were given a singlet to wear for the Mumbai marathon.
It actually wasn’t as embarrassing an experience as I had feared, BUT I had THE most horrific underarm chafing. The armhole was too tight for me, and the last few kilometres of the race were sheer torture, as the chafing became unbearable. I kept stopping to try and tug the singlet down to relieve the underarm tightness, costing me precious seconds, but all to no avail.
Which is where the Metarun singlet scores.
Just see how low cut it is, below the arms. No risk of chafing there.
I was more than a little concerned at the amount of bra strap that would be on display from the back, but then I thought, “Oh the heck with it. Wearing a sports bra isn’t anything to hide.”
Of course, it helps here that the model is young and slim, but needs must 😛
I have tried out my singlet on many occasions over the last few hot and humid weeks, and it is, without doubt, THE most comfortable top I have ever worn for hot weather running.
As in THE most comfortable EVER.
The technical details (above) are from the website, but let me put it in lay-person’s English: the mesh at the back absorbs the sweat, and the whole garment is so light that you hardly feel you are wearing anything.
ASICS has a coding system for its garments, to explain their specific functions.
This singlet is a C1, highlighted below.
After doing a 15k run in it last weekend, I honestly felt cool.
And totally unsweaty.
Different occasion (below), equally hot & sweaty weather.
Whereas I felt cool.
Well, I was literally cool…dunno about the metaphorical bit!
I’m a big fan after just a few weeks.
Light as a father garment.
It comes in 2 colours, black and white: check out the garment in one of the ASICS stores, or buy it online.
100% personally recommended.