- Washington, D.C.
I really wanted to love this shirt. I have really long arms and I usually need to order a larger size to accommodate for the length and with this shirt, it actually (mostly) worked, until I tried to use the thumbholes. When I actually used the thumbholes, I could feel the shirt tugging and it dug into the space between my thumb and my pointer finger. I love love love the watch window and the design, but the lightning bolts made the fabric stick to itself and every time I moved, the shirt had a scratchy feel and sound. It was very noisy, distracting, and uncomfortable. The seams of the shirt were also already coming undone and, at this price point, I expect more. It's also unclear why the thumbholes were only partially sewn/finished. This shirt is way too expensive to be so sloppily made and it is way too scratchy and noisy. It sadly went back the day after I received it.
- Reflectivity, watch window
- Noisy, scratchy, poorly sewn
Stylish, reflective top for or late runs
This long sleeve makes it easy to be seen in dark or dim light. I had some cars unexpectedly stop for me to cross a busy street, which was great! I love that the fabric is subtle and doesn't have that reflective look. I don't usually wear crop tops, but found that layering with a tank top meant that I didn't get too hot during my runs and I still felt comfortable. I'm surprised to find that feel pretty amazing in a crop top. Trying to live on my fashion edge a little and it's fun! I usually wear a 6 or 8 in Oiselle, 34C and got the medium.
- The reflective fabric, the cut and look of the top
- 5' 5"
Disclaimer: I have never worn a crop top before. I bought this more for the reflective qualities than for the cut! It is growing on me, but I'm VERY glad I sized up. I normally wear a size 8 in Oiselle tops (36B or 34 C, 5'5, 145, large rib cage), and I bought a large. It's definitely more form fitting on me than it appears in the pictures, even going up a size! Also, I wish the neck cut was different, or that there was a zipper option to open it up a little bit. It feels slightly restrictive, and I won't be able to layer it over anything else with a collar. However, I wore it last night at twilight in about 50 degrees falling quickly to 30 degrees by the end of my run, and it was perfect over a thin long sleeve!
- reflective, print, watch window AND thumb holes!
- San Francisco
I LOVE this layer!
This is one of my favorite Oiselle pieces ever. The cropped length makes it perfect for cold race mornings—you can wear a tank top with your bib underneath without worrying about your bib number being visible. There's also less shirt to flap around if you decide to tie it around your waist as it warm up!
The reflectivity is an added bonus...it makes it a wonderful evening run layer. No one is going to miss you in this!
My only negative is that it only comes in one color...I would happily buy this in every color if they released it in more!! I'd love a non-reflective version that is still cropped.
I'm 5'4" 130lbs and a small is great.
- Cropped length, reflectivity, good layer
- San Francisco, CA
Keeps you warm and looking great!
I love this cropped long sleeve! I literally wear it for all of my 5am long runs and look forward to wearing it in the evenings as well (now that its getting dark earlier with daylight savings ending this week).
This top keeps me warm and visible! It has also been nice because the crop top allows so much air flow that I don't need to take it off once the sun comes out. And when I do, its not much to hang around my hips! Love it!!!
- Visibility and Style
Worth every penny
Wore this for a 21 mile training run - temperature was in the mid-50s, with 16-20 mph winds making it feel a bit colder, especially pre-dawn. I wore shorts and threw this over a tank, assuming I would eventually take it off and tie it around my waist (I’m a BIG sweater). Ended up wearing it the whole time. No chafing, kept me warm and cool enough (if that makes sense), and I loved that I could still see my watch! This is a fantastic item - don’t sleep on it!
For sizing reference, XS fit perfectly...I’m 5’4” 107 lbs and short waisted.
- Great design, kept my arms/ upper body warm without overheating my core.
would have been perfect
34A, ordered size S, it fit perfectly, looked amazing on, and was a fantastic layer for the one run I wore it on. Wore it around town a few times as well, it was my new favorite top (cute, functional, stylish, and I look like a babe in it lol).
But after one was the seams at the wrist have come apart. Seriously, would be 5 stars and gladly, but I can't wear it for activity anymore so I don't stress the seams out further. Bummer.
- Fit, cut, wind blocking, heat retention, neckline, cropped length, long sleeves, thumbholes
- split seams, and the watch hole isn't necessary for me but I see how it's useful for others
- more than 3 year(s)
i freaking love this
okay! This top is awesome! It's so perfect for chilly but not super cold runs. I feel like it serves a similar purpose to arm warmers, except it also keeps my chest/collarbone area/wrists and hands ward! Torso doesn't overheat and get all steamy because of the cropped style and it's not super fitted at the bottom hem either so it's good ventilation! As an extreme over-heater, i highly appreciate this top! AND the reflectivity is amazing, especially for a northern British Columbia runner!
- fabric, colour - curfew, reflective print, style, thickness