Race to Zero T Shirt
Made with same high contrast colour as space shuttle suits.
- Ultra-lightweight weighing 113 grams
- Thousands of tiny perforations keep you cool
- Treated with a silver-based antimicrobial treatment
Race to Zero is an ultralight packable system built for running 5km or 5 days straight. Each piece is built with advanced materials, packs down into itself, and fits into the palm of your hand. Engineered with thousands of tiny perforations to let air flow in and out, the Race to Zero T Shirt is made to take on the world’s toughest races or your daily training run.
Weighing just 113 grams, it’s built with exactly the same ultra-soft Italian material we use to build the inner lining of the Race to Zero Shorts. It’s high-wicking, fast-drying, and stretches with you whatever you’re doing. And a silver-based antimicrobial treatment on the t shirt fights the odour molecules created by sweat, to keep you comfortable whether you’re 5k or 5 days into your run. The high visibility Aerospace Orange edition is made with the same high contrast colour as NASA’s Advanced Crew Escape Suits, for the times you definitely want to be seen.
What is the race to zero?
There are some very simple rules of running. Rule one: lighter is nearly always better. Your gear should feel weightless. So our Race to Zero gear is the lightest running system in the world. The mission is to get as close to zero as we can on the weighing scales, so once you put it on you forget it’s there.
Every piece packs into itself
Every piece in the system packs down into itself in exactly the same way. At the bottom of the t shirt you’ll find a black, zero-shaped pocket. It’s the same black, zero-shaped pocket you’ll find on the shorts and the jackets as well. To pack the t shirt up you turn the pocket inside out and push the t shirt into it until you’re left with a pouch that fits into the palm of your hand. Once it’s packed down you can stuff it into your race bag, or clip it on using the elastic hanging loop.
It’s soft and lightweight
Choosing what you wear on your skin is critical over long distances and in extreme conditions. So each Race to Zero T Shirt starts with an ultra-soft, high-performance Italian fabric which feels comfortable on your skin whether you’re 5km or 5 days in. It’s so soft that it’s the same material we’ve used to build the inner lining on our Race to Zero Shorts. And the t shirt weighs just 113 grams.
Helps keep you cool you in crazy temperatures
With the temperatures at some races climbing to over 50°C – California’s ‘Badwater 135’ possibly being the craziest – we’ve engineered the Race to Zero T Shirt to be highly breathable, while still being robust enough to cope with the most brutal races. Each t shirt is covered with thousands of tiny perforations which let air flow around your body to cool you down. This construction is more robust than a mesh fabric, but with zero compromise on breathability.
High-wicking, fast-drying, and highly elastic
The way your gear handles moisture on a long race is crucial. Wet kit can sap your energy, cling to you in weird ways, and chafe your skin. So the Race to Zero T Shirt is high-wicking to keep you dry in the heat. And if you do get caught in a storm or have to wade across a river, the material we’ve used is so light it’s super fast-drying too. It’s also highly elastic, so you’ll never feel restricted. Whichever way you stretch, pull, turn or sprint, the t shirt will simply go with you.
Antibacterial technology made from silver
We treat every square centimetre of the t shirt with a silver-based antimicrobial treatment to fight the odour molecules created by sweat. Silver shares properties with copper – the supermaterial we use to build our Copper Baselayer. So when it comes into contact with a microbe, it releases ions to break down the microbe’s membrane before wiping it out. As it’s the build-up of bacteria on clothes that causes them to smell, the silver keeps the t shirt fresher for longer by stopping microbes multiplying.
Size + Fit
The Race to Zero T Shirt has a regular fit.
|Fits chest||83 - 90||91 - 98||99 - 106||107 - 114||115 - 122||123 - 130|
|Fits waist||71 - 76||76 - 81||81 - 86||86 - 91||91 - 96||96 - 101|
|Fits chest||33 - 36||36 - 39||39 - 42||42 - 45||45 - 48||48 - 51|
|Fits waist||28 - 30||30 - 32||32 - 34||34 - 36||36 - 38||38 - 40|