Equmen Core Precision undershirt review£49.99

Macho garment

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This tight black vest is designed to ‘streamline the body’, improve posture and support your core muscles. Worn under a T-shirt it gives you a Daniel Craig-like physique, despite the presence of a beer-gut and man-boobs.

But that’s as far as it goes. Worn during training, it was too hot, too tight and not breathable enough. We were not convinced by the need to ‘compress the core’, as all it seemed to do was restrict our breathing.

While it may be a beautifully made garment, it’s not ideally suited to daily training. Still, as a general undervest, or to wear at the gym, it’s not a bad option.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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