I'm a sucker for anything purple and hence was tempted by this - even though it wasn't something I really needed!!! Being built for comfort not speed, I was a little worried lest this "sporty" item's size 22 turned out to be of anorexic proportions - but, as it turns out , it's a perfectly normal size 22 and fits just fine. I do have other similar long-sleeved tops but none with a high-neck zip opening - which is actually far more practical than a round neck in view of the vagaries of the British climate! It's very comfortable against the skin - no scratchy labels or seams - easy wash and dries very quickly. I can't comment on how it compares to extremely expensive, super-hi-tec gear, but I consider it very good quality at a very reasonable price.