Brooks Infiniti Hybrid Wind Shirt Review
Deciding what to wear when running on cool or cold-weather days is a challenge. Some garments might protect well from the cold and wind, but will not allow sufficient ventilation where you need it. The Brooks Infiniti Hybrid Wind Shirt is very well thought-out and well-constructed. Its namesake feature is a combination of a thicker, wind-resistant material that covers the front surfaces of this top, and a lighter-weight, stretchy material, designed for great ventilation and flexibility, which covers the rear of the shirt. AGR testers reported that the wind-resistant front panel does a great job of preventing chills- especially on windy runs. The 1/4 length zipper lends to the ability to fine-tune ventilation during the run, and thumb holes in the sleeve openings provide warmth for the hands and keep the sleeves from riding up. Brooks used a soft material to line the collar and cover the zipper of the Infiniti Wind Shirt; our testers noticed and appreciated this material quite a bit, feeling no irritation, even with sensitive sweaty and windburned skin. Other key features include a small zip pocket built into the rear of the shirt (for key, music, etc), and 360° of reflective material for safety.
The fit of the garment is classified as ‘semi-fitted’; it is slim through the body, but provides enough room through the sleeves to provide good range of motion without getting in your way. Testers commented that perhaps the body of this top could be 1″ or so longer for even better coverage.
Overall, we were very impressed with the performance and comfort of the Brooks Infiniti Hybrid Wind Shirt. More than one of our testers commented that it outperformed other similar tops, and had replaced their favorite running jackets for very cold runs. We highly recommend this top from Brooks for cold runs, especially on windy days.
The shirt is offered in sizes S-XXL, and in three color choices: black, blue, and red.