Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee

Columbia Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee

All-over Omni-Freeze® ZERO technology reacts with sweat to lower the temperature of the material, while UPF 50 protects you during intense activity in the heat.
Overall rating:
4.178 / 5
4.2
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5
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Rating breakdown 45 reviews
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4 Stars
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36 out of 44(82%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
Review 1 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Mem's Freeze Degree

PostedApril 30, 2013
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Location: Virginia
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
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Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Great shirt! Really have enjoyed wearing my new shirt
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect

PostedMay 9, 2013
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Location: Yakima, WA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Looks and fits great, wicks moisture, etc. Can't really ask for more.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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5 / 5
5 / 5

It's cool! :-)

PostedMay 10, 2013
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Location: Merrimack, NH
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
My kids play soccer and I race cars. In both activities there is a high tendency to perspire.
One of my kids tried it while playing soccer and his comments were:
Smells "minty and feels cool, I like it! I was worried about wearing an extra layer under my soccer jersey but it did not bother me and felt ok".
I cant wait to try this in a hot day while I wear a full racing suit and this shirt under my Nomex layer. I think this could be a good alternative to the very expensive Cool Shirt System.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome shirt

PostedJune 5, 2013
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Location: Park City
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
My husband has four of these shirts, and they are his favorite to wear while paddleboarding. He also mountain bikes in them and uses for daily wear. We will probably get more. Sometimes my husband wears an XL in other brands because of his wide shoulders, but the L in this shirt fits him perfectly.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Good for 40 Miles

PostedJune 16, 2013
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Location: Elkins, WV
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought this shirt to wear for a 40 mile ultra run and I have to say I am pleased with the results. Possibly the "freeze" technology is overstated but I will say I stayed comfortable in temps up to mid 70s. Highlights are very soft fabric which is comfortable against the skin (more comfortable than other poly fabrics I wear). The sweat wicking ability is great, odor technology is good (didn't stink up the room afterwards), and most impressed by sun blocking technology - no trace of sun burn on my shoulders after the run even with a lot of direct sunlight. Fit is true to size. I'm 6'3" 180 lbs and like loose fitting but not baggy - medium was perfect fit. Hats off too Columbia for making a solid product.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Nice shirt, but does not do as advertised

PostedJune 20, 2013
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Location: Richmond, VA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I would like to start by saying I use columbia almost exclusively for working out and fishing and love most of their technologies. However, this one seems to fall short in my opinion.
The technology is not sweat-activated as advertised; provides little benefit over similar materials at more than 2x the price.
Any shirt is going to be slightly cooler if it is wet, particularly as the wind hits it. That being said, this does seem to work a little if you jump in the water with it on or soak it with a spray bottle. Other than that, it is not sweat activated by any means.
Also, the small circles used in the technology fades rather quickly. I have followed all of the washing instructions to the letter, but after about 10 uses, the technology is almost completely gone.
The shirt itself is very comfortable, fits well, and the other technologies such as moisture wicking works really well. I am just very disappointed with the omni freeze zero technology advertised in this shirt.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Want to Stay Cool

PostedJuly 2, 2013
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Location: Henderson, KY
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This shirt keeps you coolier than any cotton fabric shirt ever could. Mowed the back yard in 90 degree, very humid conditions and did not overheat as I normally would utilizing a cotton shirt. Wicked great. Fabric reminds me of lycra I would use when I used to surf Ala Moana and Diamond Head, only keeps you coolier. I would recomend to those wanting to stay cool outdoors, a defintie must!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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2 / 5
2 / 5

I wanted to like this product...

PostedJuly 5, 2013
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Location: Seattle
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I wanted to like this tech shirt. The idea behind it is interesting, and it has a great cooling technology story. I think Columbia needs to work on its application a bit before being ready for prime-time. While I'm sure the shirt cooled the surface of my skin, the breathability was absolutely sub-par for any high-aerobic activity. Light hiking or fishing - this shirt would work fine. For biking, climbing, or any sport that requires good breathablity - this shirt suffers (and makes the user suffer). What is the point of a cooling fabric without breathability. I hope Columbia uses this fabric strategically in certain panels coupled with "zone" construction where you need breathability. Great concept - half baked.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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5 / 5
5 / 5

unbelievable

PostedJuly 5, 2013
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Location: Lubbock, Texas
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Strange but true...these little blue dots are incredible. The more you sweat , the cooler things get.. I purchased several more items after trying the first t-shirt. At first they seem a bit pricey, but after you experience the cooling effect, they are worth every penny.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice features

PostedJuly 16, 2013
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Location: Winston Salem, NC
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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Nice cooling technique, comfortable , very flexible
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice n' Lite

PostedJuly 20, 2013
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Location: Southern CA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
These shirt are nice and light for running, but I didn't feel any 'cooler' when I got going. I use these for running (usually 8-10 miles at a time) and they're certainly an upgrade from the Target brand I was wearing before. I'll still keep using them though and probably purchase another couple because the material is nice and comfortable and fit outstandingly well.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best technology!

PostedAugust 8, 2013
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Location: Portland, Oregon
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic product...keeps body temperature cool and wetness away. Highly recommend this shirt!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Keeps You Cool

PostedAugust 11, 2013
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Location: Seqium, WA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I just used this shirt on a hike in the mountains in very warm weather. The shirt does not make you feel like you're in a cooler, but when you start sweating you notice you're not overheating and feel more comfortable. The shirt had no body odor at the end of the day, but it does not wick away all the sweat. I have never found any piece of clothing that does accomplish that. I would give this a five star rating except that I'm not sure of it's durability as I've only worn it once.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Dries Well

PostedAugust 24, 2013
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Location: Waurika, OK
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I'll say first that I didn't notice any difference in cooling. That being said, the shirt itself is very comfortable and fits rather well. It also dries extremely well. I live in Oklahoma and wore it in our 100 degree weather. The shirt dried almost as fast as I was sweating. Once I got indoors I was dry in about five minutes, where as a cotton shirt would still be soaked in sweat.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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5 / 5
5 / 5

men's total zero

PostedAugust 29, 2013
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Location: florida
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
was given as gift to our son, & he really likes it. order a size larger then what he normally take, which was suggested by this site, & it fit fine. although he hasn't really worked out in it yet, he said it does seem cooler & feels great on.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Consistently impossible to get the right fit with Columbia clothes

PostedSeptember 3, 2013
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Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Try as I might to out guess the fit and follow the reviews, I cannot get Columbia T's to fit. The same applies to much of the rest of the Columbia line. One might think that I am somehow an odd shape or size, right? Sorry, but I am 6'2" and 200 lb and very fit. These clothes must be designed for 18 year olds who are rather tiny. L is really M to S, and XL is really M at best. At least this is my best guess as of today.
Part of the problem is that Columbia has many different lines of T's and each fits differently. It is impossible to generalize from one type of T to the next.
I think that I learned my lesson and that I simply cannot buy Columbia T's.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Fit and Function

PostedFebruary 11, 2014
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Location: Florida
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Cool and Dry - blocks the SUN what more can you wish from a product used in Sunny Florida. Surf and swim with a bit a Kite surfing thrown in...shirt is perfect. May need to buy long sleeve also.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Fabric is good for outdoor activities

PostedApril 15, 2013
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Location: Charles Town, WV
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Good fit, dries quickly, good appearance.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Extremely comfortable

PostedMarch 6, 2014
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Location: Seattle, WA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Super comfortable, lightweight, breathable shirt. Wear it to the gym when I lift and the fact that it has some stretch to it is nice for when you get a good pump and have to take it back off.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great product

PostedMarch 12, 2014
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Location: tampa , fl
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought on sale and am very pleased with the product
I would recommend this product.
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