Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top

Columbia Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top

The ultimate performance layer for high-octane activities in the heat, this sun-shading short sleeve employs strategically placed Omni-Freeze® ZERO sweat-activated cooling technology and Omni-Wick® inserts to keep you cool, dry, and protected in the outdoors.
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3.949 / 5
3.9
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5
(117 reviews) 117
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Rating breakdown 117 reviews
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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91 out of 111(82%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
Review 1 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

As advertised it's cool

PostedOctober 4, 2012
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Location: Florida
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
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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
The shirt does what you claim it is cooling to wear. It is long and as a tall guy I like this. My only complaint is that the sleaves tend to gather under the arms and need to be pulled down, from time to time, for comfort.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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4 / 5
4 / 5

new technology

PostedAugust 9, 2012
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Location: PA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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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
Not sure how it works but it does feel cooler. Bought an XL which should be big on me but it is form fitting. (On me that isn't good).
Guess they tend to the lean athletic type which I'm not.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

The product performs as advertised.

PostedAugust 9, 2012
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Location: Seneca, KS
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I work in a kitchen where it's hot all the time. I'm always looking for ways to keep cooler. If it was acceptable to work naked I would, this shirt is the next best thing to being nude. Very happy with the shirt just need shorts so my coworkers stop complaining.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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2 / 5
2 / 5

From an Amature

PostedAugust 10, 2012
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Location: Phoenix, AZ
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
True to Size
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I live in Arizona, I have used the shirt while riding my motorcycle and playing golf. I don't think it works any better that a golf shirt that uses a good wicking material. If you don't have a wicking shirt, it's ok as an undergarment.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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3 / 5
3 / 5

A little snug

PostedAugust 8, 2012
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Location: Nevada
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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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3 / 5
3 / 5
The quality seems fine. I wasn't ready for the snug fit. I am not sure if this is intended to work as well layered under another shirt as a single layer that gets air movement across it.
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Review 6 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great inovative shirt!

PostedAugust 8, 2012
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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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I was very excited to try the new cooling shirt, and was quite satisfied. The fabric is very comfortable and soft to the touch, very breathable, I'd expect nothing less from Columbia.
It's just a nice comfortable shirt, until your drenched in sweat, then you will truly experience the cooling power!
Also Drys fairly fast! Shirts may run a lil small, but that might just be me :)
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shirt with a few quirks

PostedAugust 15, 2012
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Location: Long Beach, CA
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
Hot summer so I was excited to get the "coolest" shirt possible. This is a semi-fitted shirt and it has a long torso. The "cooling aspect"of the shirt are small light blueish circles. On a white shirt it makes the shirt look a little light blue and reminded me of a hospital gown look. Despite that it is a great shirt. I am 5'9" and 165 lbs. I like the Large, but again, the torso is long (as shown in the product picture).
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

No More Sizzle

PostedAugust 16, 2012
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Location: Orlando, FL
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
Wore my shirt for the 1st time in Central Florida mid day heat and played 18 holes of golf. I was warm but not the sweltering heat that everyone else was experiencing. Thought the extra layer would be HOTTER but it wasn't.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

It's sooo cool... makes you feel like you work for the CIA.

PostedAugust 18, 2012
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Location: Tucson, Az
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I would say if you like things snug get your normal size. However, I got one size up and it still clings enough to work its magic. I am really excited to try the boxers coming out in the spring. Don't know how it washes up yet.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

My husband Loves this shirt

PostedAugust 20, 2012
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Location: Riverton, WY
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
My husband's emplyment requires that he be outside most days and we have had a hotter that usual summer. Once I got the omni freeze t-shirt, (which helps keep him cool) he has worn them every day. He is so impressed with this product, I know we will be purchasing more of them. I haven't tried mine yet, I work inside, but will mostly likely try mine this weekend while camping and riding the ATV.
Thanks for a great product!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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4 / 5
4 / 5

spank

PostedAugust 24, 2012
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Location: Utah
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
The extra large I received was so tight it felt like I was wearing spanks... not that I have worn them before, and made it harder to get air. But, love the science.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Shirt

PostedAugust 24, 2012
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Location: Montana
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Although this product is a bit Form Fitting the Overall product is incredible. My overall body temp was more comfortable in this shirt compared to the two other brands I tested it against that I usually wear. The overall "Funk Factor" was Great! The other brands failed after one use where the Coolest Cool Top did not get Funky till the third use. Gross yes, but this was for scientific testing!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Omni Freeze Zero T

PostedAugust 28, 2012
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Location: Oklahoma
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought an XL and it seems a bit tight. I like the style, but the blue circles on the white T-shirt look a little femine for my tastes.
Looking forward to other products & colors.
I would recommend this product.
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Supposed to be tight
onSeptember 2, 2012
For anyone interested, this is not a T-shirt. The comments about it being tight are very true and (as far as I know) by design. When I was given a sample at the Baltimore Grand Prix, it fit extremely tight to my forearm like a warm-weather base layer would and when sprayed down to become wet it cooled in a similar fashion. The pinhole mesh designed into the shirt looks intriguing and the material is quite thin so it may "cool" more efficiently than a similar product but I can't imagine by much.
Also, unless this fabric is really expensive or hard to manufacture the price point seems off. Even the promotional price seems high. I wonder what they will want for the long sleeve!?
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Review 14 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Lives up to billing

PostedAugust 22, 2012
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Location: Orem, Utah
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I wore the shirt under my cycling jersey for a 3 hr ride. Even with a 2nd layer, I felt cooler riding in 95 degree summer day.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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3 / 5
3 / 5

This is a compression shirt

PostedAugust 23, 2012
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Location: Birmingham, AL
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I wear a large in everything columbia makes, with room to spare. So, I ordered a large shirt. Mistake. This is a COMPRESSION shirt similar to what Under Armour makes. I wear the shirt when I work out (at home) and wouldn't dare go in public with it on due to it's tightness. It is very, very effective at keeping me cool though.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This product is awesome

PostedAugust 23, 2012
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Location: Madison, CT
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I love this new product! I couldnt wait for it to arrive at my home and have been wearing it almost every day between washes. I am definately going to purchase more shirts in the future so that I have one designated for each day of the week.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

"Coolness Elevated"

PostedAugust 24, 2012
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Location: Orem,Utah
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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 discovered this product a few weeks ago. As usual the skeptic in me
prevailed. This garment exceeded all expectations. For many years
my physical being has a difficult time dealing with the heat. Not with this product. I can not say enough about this technology in "keeping my cool" and regulating my body temperature. If anyone needs an ultimate material to stay comfortable when the mercury rises, you have found it with this product. Thank You for the polar experience.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Size only problem

PostedAugust 26, 2012
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Location: Orlando, Fl.
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
The new fabric is awesome. In Florida high heat and humidity are always present. We play tennis regularly and felt much cooler with the new fabric.
One major problem exists; in comparison of sizes (including other Columbia products) the sizing is terribly wrong. An xxlarge is truly only a large, and etc. I like the length - but cannot wear the shirts I purchased. However, they fit my tennis partner who is a large.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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1 / 5
1 / 5

poor product

PostedAugust 26, 2012
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Location: munster indiana
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Very dissapointing product for the high price paid. I actually was warmer wearing this shirt.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great travel shirt

PostedSeptember 1, 2012
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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 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 two of these shirts for my husband before he left on a recent business trip. He wore the shirts while hiking around the mountain conducting his terrain anaylsis, and he was so comfortable in this shirt, even though it was very hot. He had an incredibly long flight home and wore the other t shirt, and said that he just loved traveling in it. He has not excersized beyond hiking in it yet, but he has already asked for more.
I would recommend this product.
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