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Advice on women's long sleeved running tops

Does anyone know of anywhere that does long length, long sleeved women's running tops? I'd really like one that covers my (considerably sized!) bum and tops of my thighs, but am having trouble finding anything long. I'm 5'11" too, so makes it more difficult. I suppose most runners don't have to worry about all that but I feel quite self-conscious. Any ideas gratefully received!

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Last winter I bought half-zip long sleeve tops from Decathlon, I've had a look and they're not on their website yet but hopefully they'll bring them out again this year. Think they were from the Kalenji Elio(?) range and I ended up buying three and rotated them all winter. I'm only 5'5" but they came to under my hips and never ever rode up which is a major bugbear of mine with long sleeve tops as they're generally tighter and tend to expose the belly more often for some reason! So keep an eye out for them on the Decathlon website, think they were around 12.99 and I loved them!

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Loads of long sleeved ones that cover the backside. Everywhere you look 🙂 All the supermarkets and primarni, H and M, topshop etc all have their running ranges. Lidl and Aldi have run sales twice a year, and I think they are soon. TKNaxx usually has run stuff in.

Nike caters for taller runners. Sweaty Betty, lulumon, helly Hanson are dearer but good stuff if you can afford it. Sportsdirect, Start fitness have loads of bargains and tons of choice. In winter you will want a tee that covers your arris 🙂 The small of the back will be your coldest point

Most of my fave stuff is Lidl 🏃‍♀️👍🙂

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I need a t shirt to cover my arris all year round! Really helpful, thanks very much, I will get looking.

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Great thanks very much for that, I will have a look.

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Yep, shop around - there are plenty out there. I am almost the same height as you and haven't found it a problem. We also have the options of men's tops if you really want to go 'comfy'! Probably my best long tops are actually tshirts I have got in the goody bags from Great Run series races!! So there's an incentive to get signed up fora race too!😉

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Ah great, yes blokes' stuff, should have thought! I've got a way to go before I sign up for an run, but I'm happy doing my thing - with a covered bum!

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