Gear Buzz: College-Licensed Running Singlets
One of the first products on the market to let you "represent while you run."
For the longest time, one of the only ways to get your hands on a running singlet of your favorite university was to run for its cross country or track team.
Adrenaline Promotions, which has made college-licensed cycling jerseys for many years, has recently entered the running market. It now sells licensed running singlets made of a high-tech 89 gram poly mesh moisture-control fabric, allowing you to “represent while you run.”
At this point, Adrenaline has about 30 school singlets for sale, and many big-name universities are among them: Ohio State, Texas, Michigan, Florida State, Kansas, Wisconsin, Duke, Auburn, Texas A&M, Harvard, Georgia, Arizona and more. Before long, Adrenaline president John Ambrose said he anticipates a portfolio of more than 150 schools.
We tried one of the singlets, which are gender-neutral, and enjoyed the lightweight feel, breathable fabric and moisture-wicking material. Plus, we’re a fan of the designs, many of which have enough room to both show off the logo on the chest and put a racing bib underneath (plus there’s a secondary logo on the back). Sizes ranging from XS through XXXL are available and the sizing seems to be consistent with other tops on the market.
The singlets have flat-stitching on the shoulders but not on the side panels, due to most designs having different colored panels (the Cal singlet, for example, is “Berkeley Blue” on the front and back and “California Gold” on the sides). However, our testing resulted in no chafing issues from the raised stitching and no discomfort at all.
Adrenaline has started reaching out to specialty running retail shops, particularly near college towns, to get the new singlets on shelves. In the meantime, they can be purchased for $49.99 at the Adrenaline website.
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