Hello and welcome to my half-zip TED talk. You see, I’m a shopping editor, so I test a lot of activewear. Yeah, hoodies and crewnecks are great, but you will always catch me running in a half-zip. When I get too hot, it provides the perfect amount of ventilation without having to take a layer off. Plus, it shows off your cute sports bra or workout top underneath. I don’t know about you, but when I look put together, I feel more motivated to hit the pavement.
I’ve searched far and wide for the perfect choice for me, and I promise you, this Old Navy Loose Quarter-Zip Micro Performance Fleece Sweatshirt ($30) is hands down my top pick. The fleece is incredible soft, the elastic waist hits just right, and the pocket across my stomach holds whatever I need. The longer ribbed sleeves give it an elevated look, too. Bonus points: there’s thumb-hole slits for when you get cold.
This sweatshirt comes in sizes XS-XXL and in regular, tall, and petite. Plus, can we talk about the price? At just $30, I should probably buy myself another one. Keep reading to get all the details; I included my red workout set as well. It’s the perfect time to stock up on fitness essentials.