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.
• 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.
• 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