CASTORE MOR­RIS

£195 Can the Mor­ris han­dle the worst of weather?

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Castore are a pre­mium men’s sportwear brand set up in 2016 by two brothers – an ex-pro foot­baller and a for­mer crick­eter – on a mis­sion to cre­ate ‘the best sports­wear in the world’. As we’ve seen on Métier’s Race Layer [see right] Castore have also in­fused graphene into the Ital­ian mesh fab­ric to aid with sweat wick­ing and tem­per­a­ture reg­u­la­tion. Although the ef­fect wasn’t as no­tice­able on a looser-fit­ting jacket, it ap­peared to keep us com­fort­able and free of ex­cess sweat build-up on our test runs. The fab­ric is also wa­ter­proof and, dur­ing a down­pour, the jacket kept out the worst of the weather with aplomb. We found the cut across the shoul­ders to be a bit boxy and a lit­tle re­stric­tive com­pared to more form-fit­ting run jack­ets we’ve used. There are also two dis­creet pock­ets ei­ther side, but their place­ment right on the hips makes them quite dif­fi­cult to ac­cess when run­ning. Over­all, we feel the Mor­ris is an ex­cel­lent util­ity sports gar­ment, but we don’t know if it’s the per­fect op­tion for run­ning specif­i­cally. The sizes are also much big­ger com­pared to most run jack­ets, with a medium rec­om­mended for a 40-42 inch chest, so check the size chart be­fore you buy. castore.co.uk

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