Running Apparel Spotlight: New Balance Women’s Impact 1/2 Zip



I am obsessed with my New Balance Women’s Impact 1/2 Zip, and it is for that reason that I want to share my love with you. Because let’s be honest, when you’re shopping online, some items don’t exactly jump out at you. We want that eye-grabbing, passion fueling, “OMG I can’t wait to put that on” feeling, and some items just miss the boat when it comes to visual stimulation. This half zip slides ever-so-slightly into this category, where it might seem “basic” at a thumbnail level (even though it totally isn’t) and as a result, it could cause you to miss out on a really great piece.

What I love

Long length. I hate when long sleeve tops ride up as you run, or don’t quite meet the top of your tights. That gap struggle is real, especially when you have a longer torso, or hips that don’t lie and tend to push your shirt up around your waist as you run.

Thumbholes. When wearing this top and using the thumbholes, you will find that much of your hand is nicely covered and kept warm.

High neck. When fully zipped, the neck provides full coverage for a no-gap fit, keeping the cold out. The “v” notch at the top also allows for a better fit when the neck is turned down.

Deep zipper. The half-zip is very deep when unzipped fully, which is excellent for providing a large amount of ventilation when needed. It also helps easily get the piece on and off.

Soft fabric. The heathered fabric feels buttery next to your skin, and the stretch fabric provides excellent moisture-wicking properties, pulling the sweat away from your body to keep you comfortable and dry as you run.

Ruching details. Even these little subtle touches add some femininity to the form.

Small zippered pocket. Because there is nothing more annoying than when your running tights don’t have a key pocket. This small zippered pocket saves the day!

Make it an outfit

Need bottoms to go with your new Impact 1/2 Zip? We’ve got you covered.

nb_wom_impact_3_shortNew Balance Women’s Impact 3″ Short Print

If you run hot or prefer to run in shorts, these Impact 3″ Shorts have a graphic print that adds some design flair to your running outfit. The wide waistband is flattering and comfortable, and the lightweight fabric flows with your body as you run. Reflective logos provide increased visibility in low-light conditions.


nb_prem_perf_tight_printNew Balance Women’s Premium Performance Tight Print

Chilly run? Wear the Premium Performance Tights in this fun print for coverage and style. The soft, stretchy fabric is flattering, comfortable, and moves with you. A fun graphic print, wide waistband, and gathering at the ankle create a unique, feminine style.


Shop all New Balance Women’s Running Apparel.

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