A perfect top for warm environments. The full coverage with a high collar and long sleeves will allow you to run further for longer without suffering (as much) from the sun. Super lightweight, quick drying and high wicking - exactly what you need from this kind of top.
Offering optimal sun protection and a relaxed fit, with its superlight material, the Ultra Sun Protect top offers exceptional comfort and versatility in hot conditions. An alternative long sleeve layer that is very light and comfortable.
Raidlight's Ultra Sun Protect Top is designed for desert racing and use in hot environments. The material is lightweight, thin and breathable. It provides protection from the sun while still allowing you to cool as much as possible with the high wicking and fast drying fabric. It has a fairly loose fit which is great for running in hotter conditions and every design feature is aimed at increasing comfort when you are in difficult conditions.
The long sleeves have what appear to be thumb loops which can double as watch holes and also giant thumb/finger loops so there is no chance of the sleeves riding up accidentally. I haven't found the best way to use these yet but it is an interesting feature. There is also a clip at the bottom of the zip to attach/run a drinks tube through. This can be removed and replaced with an emergency whistle (provided) but I found both get in the way and it's best without - so not a great design feature in my eyes.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear