Nice shirt

Reviewed by Hondo from Northern Virginia on Friday, July 8, 2016
I will disagree with one other reviewer's disagreement. These shirts DO run about one size too small, so order up. According to the tag, they have "EC2 Quik-Dri technology", which supposedly gives the shirt the ability to lift moisture molecules away from the skin, breaking them down for rapid evaporation - apparently a patented process that is permanently embedded in the fabric, and which does not wash or wear out of the fabric. I was a little concerned that the shirts would not be stretchy, but they do have a nice bit of stretch so they move with your body.

As for EC2, on an initial trial run walking the dog in very hot and humid conditions, the shirt does feel drier when sweating. It will be interesting to see how effective it is in heavy sweating conditions, but I would assume it will perform better than CoolMax or other fabrics. I will need more time to verify this. These shirts are very light in weight and would be popular with Appalachian Trail through-hikers or other distance backpackers looking to keep their weight down. As for me, this shirt will serve me well for hiking, backpacking, yard work and other functions. And they do have Anti Microbial to keep odors down, unlike a Reebok shirt I own which seems to hold on to odors.

All in all, a nice shirt for the money. The somewhat open weave and light weight may make them more prone to "picking", but most of my other performance shirts are at risk of this as well. I would recommend this shirt it to friends.
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