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Men's Performance Top Layer - Grey

Regular price £49.95

Cold Weather Base Layer 

This technical performance long sleeve top will ensure you look great whether you are on or off the water.

Featuring special dri-release technology, you will stay dry, comfortable and won't overheat. The super soft and hard working material will be sure to perform whether you are facing the elements on the water, heading out for a brisk walk or hitting the gym.

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Protect Yourself In Cool Conditions

Wearing a wetsuit whilst out on the water can be sweaty, uncomfortable and in many cases not necessary unless you are fully intending to get wet. The key to staying warm is to layer up, which is why we developed the long sleeve performance top layer. It goes perfectly with our short sleeve performance t-shirt to deliver added warmth whilst out on the water or doing any form of exercise such as skiing, golf, hiking or cycling. 

Super soft and breathable, the Dri-release fabric technology means that you will not overheat when performing, but due to it's moisture wicking and odour resistant properties, it will help regulate your body temperature, keeping you cool, comfortable and feeling fresh. Don't worry if you do get wet because the material is super fast drying, so it will be ready to wear again in no time at all. Dri-release offers permanent performance, meaning no chemicals or irritants to wash out over time.

We've also packed it full of user-friendly features such as a zipped pocket, tie-down loop and optional wrist guards for when there is a chill in the air. Our Performance Top Layer is set to be your new favourite cool weather top.

Not sure what size to get, check out our sizing guide here 


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Men Paddling through Scotland in cold weather
man cooking oysters outside
Technical top layer and waterproof jacket being worn outdoors

Tech Specs

1. Moisture Wicking Fabric Keeps you cool whilst exercising 
2. Fast Drying Dries four times faster than cotton
3. Controls Odours Dri-release fabric helps prevent foul smells from clinging to the fabric fibres.
4. Soft and Warm High Performance Fabric Stay warm without overheating
5. Flatlock Seams Reduces any potential skin irritation 
6. Cut For Comfort The stretch fabric will move when you move
7. Long Neck Zip Adjust the zip to suit your temperature
8. Look After Your Essentials A convenient chest pocket is perfect for small phones, cash or keys whilst you are out enjoying the water

5.00 Average

13 Reviews

James H

Warm and comfortable

Byron B

I have now purchased 3 Red Original products, each of which have without doubt ticked every box and exceeded my expectations. The top is lightweight, warm, extremely comfortable and durable. I would highly recommend it.

Tony H

Another great item, well designed and made, perfect fit and worth the money.

Craig C

Mark B

You label on your site Male or Female and then after my purchase I get a message telling me all clothing is unisex. I would have preferred the female version of the item I purchased it had better pockets, slightly annoying

Hi Mark, thanks for your review. I have had a quick look at your order and can see that you had previously ordered a luxury towelling change robe which is a unisex item. The performance top layers have separate designs for men and women. The email you received was only about the towelling robe and it appears you were sent this in error which we can only apologise for. Sorry for any confusion caused. Kind regards Luke

Mario D

Top Layer is a "Top" Layer, hope soon there will also be some long pants and shorts on offer ...

Stuart M

So comfortable, warm and looks great.


Bought Men's Performance Top Layer at the Cardiff Triathlon. A lovely piece of kit. Great quality fabric, good shaping, feels good on.


Really impressed with the base layer really good quality. Customer service was great too and easily mended a sizing mistake before dispatch. Couldn't be happier and will be keeping tabs on future kit

David J

I've held back from writing a review as although I loved the top as soon as I bought it I wanted to give it a good test drive. I was interested to see how long it would last when used as some of my similar tops wear out quickly. In a word it's great. I've used it for riding the bike and board but more than anything I use it as a general piece of clothing. I've washed it countless times and it's still looking really good, pretty much as it was when I received it. I love: The fit, the stretch and the style I hate: When it's in the wash and I can't wear it. A great top. I love it and people always ask what it is.


Like most of us my garage is full of outdoor toys. These days when I shop I am always looking at getting the most use out of my tops, thermal wear and general clothing. After a splurge I took this top for a rip on my mountain bike the other day and was impressed with it's length (no cold spots on the lower back) And the the thumb holes, which are a must for any outdoor top!


Cautiously bought for my fussy husband - as a military man he uses a lot of technical clothing & is normally highly suspicious of anything that isn't Arcteryx, but to my amazement he loves this top! Looks great on him too.

Matt S

What do you want to do with this top? paddle, cycle, rugby, hiking.... no worries this does it all! The thumb loops are a massive bonus and the fabric helps keep me warm and cool at the same time which is magic, as if it was made by merlin himself!

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