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
(45 reviews) 45
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Rating breakdown 45 reviews
5 Stars
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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 a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Great shirt! Really have enjoyed wearing my new shirt
I would recommend this product.
-4points
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Review 2 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
True to Size
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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.
-3points
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Review 3 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
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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.
-3points
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Review 4 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.
-2points
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Review 5 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 6 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
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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 7 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Heavyer seems to be better

PostedApril 30, 2013
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Location: Austin, TX
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Bought this shirt and the lighter weight t-shirt. Of the two, this one seems to work better.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Cool

PostedMay 25, 2013
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Location: Germany
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
Bought this shirt as a workout shirt on a vacation trip. Unfortunately, the weather was cooler than expected. The shirt did an excellent job of wicking sweat and keeping me cool. Then things started to get really cool. Rather, I started to get cool. As my body cooled down from the exercise, I started to feel COLD. None of my other wicking t-shirts have had that effect - ever. I may be imagining it, but the tech seems to work as advertised. Great job!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 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 10 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 11 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
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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 12 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 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 13 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
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Nice cooling technique, comfortable , very flexible
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Excellent fabric but poor fit

PostedJune 6, 2013
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Location: Texas
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
You have a top notch fabric however all the short sleeve shirts are WAY too short in the sleeves. If I am going to pay this amount of money for a shirt i would like one that covers my upper arms. Every one of your Freeze Zero line has next to no sleeves and you may as well be wearing a tank top. Trust me if you aren't a "muscle man" sleeves this short don't look good. Your older "sun freeze shirts had nice 19" sleeves none of the zero shirts will do. :(
I do not 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

Great product

PostedJune 9, 2013
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Location: Chicago, IL
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Got it for a trip to Israel. Came in for good use when visiting Dead Sea with over 110 heat. Kept me considerable cooler than just in white cotton t-shirt worn on another day in cooler temps.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Gift for my son.

PostedJune 18, 2013
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Location: Portland, Oregon
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Loves it...is wanting more. Says it's the greatest shirt he owns....keeps him cool when he is working.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Does the job

PostedJune 20, 2013
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Location: Washington, D.C.
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought this in order to play tennis outside and workout in the gym. It cools when you sweat, and wicks for added protection. Plus it has sun protection; good stuff.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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4 / 5
4 / 5

fits great

PostedJune 28, 2013
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Location: cherry hill
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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great fit, good fabric feel....can't say that I found any type of cooling properties associated with this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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5 / 5
5 / 5

running and fishing

PostedJune 28, 2013
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Location: Panama City Beach 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I use mine while running and fishing. Works great and keeps me cool in addition to keeping the sun off of me. Fabric is very nice, soft, and comfortable.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Total Zero™ Short Sleeve Tee
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best workout shirt ever...

PostedJuly 2, 2013
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Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is the best workout shirt I have ever had. In the past, I have had to wear tank tops to stay cool when exercising in the heat. This shirt made it comfortable to run in the heat and humidity.
I would recommend this product.
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