Running clothes made from recycled plastic bottles

Virtual Runner has been working with Scimitar Sports for a number of years. You will fairly often see a chance on our Facebook page to win some of their amazing goodies so do keep an eye out!

Well this time it was my turn! The fab team at Scimitar sent me one of their tops (which had also been a prize to one of our community – lucky person!) and I am so impressed, I felt it only right to say thanks by writing my review. So here goes…

My first impressions were great – there was no unnecessary packaging and I was able to put what I did receive in our recycling bin – a first win in my eye.

The top itself (I am photographed here just before my run) is a small black quarter zip running top. The material is lovely to the touch – almost feels like some of my more expensive running leggings. It is also a great length, I don’t like constantly needing to pull down my top – after all no one needs to see my belly flashing mid run! The arm length is also ideal, I have pretty long arms and even with my watch on it was plenty and comfortable too. I didn’t fidget with the top once during my run.

On to the best bit about this product and the statement is simply amazing – the top is made out of up to 9 recycled bottles, wow! From the quality, I would never have guessed it.

In summary, Scimitar have really thought of everything when producing this item; it’s great quality, ideal length, made of recyclable items and it even has a pocket to place your house/car key in. I would highly recommend this product.

Here is the blurb on the product (taken from the product page) I received to give you further information from the experts:

Perfect for those colder evenings. Introducing the Women’s Recycled Quarter Zip Running Top in Black.

Made with 100% recycled polyester, the long-sleeved running top features a ¼ zip, designed to help you cool off after those longer runs.

Finished a stunning Black colour and made with up to nine recycled plastic bottles, our long-sleeved quarter zip tops provide premium comfort & performance in all running scenarios.

They are designed to be sustainable, durable and affordable.

With a zipped pocket at the rear for your keys/money and thumb holes to keep your top comfortable and in place, this running top is the ideal solution for winter runs.

This is a chance for you to be a part of the future; wearing and purchasing premium running apparel made from recycled materials.

Key Features:

• Premium long-sleeved running top, where all used polyester is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
• Quarter zip neck with zip lock protector for adapting comfort in changeable scenarios.
• Silver reflective heat-pressed print on front left chest and on the back of the neck.
• Stylish Black colour-way, perfect for women’s running apparel.

Product Specification:

• Contents: 83% Recycled Polyester, 17% Elastane
• Weight: 130gsm
• Care: Machine wash at 30°C. Do not bleach. Iron low. Do not tumble dry. Do not dry clean.
• Fit Available: Womens
• Sizes Available: XS to XXL