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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Rating breakdown 115 reviews
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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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90 out of 109(83%)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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eholme1
Location: Florida
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
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

Rash Guard

PostedMarch 26, 2014
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JessMcCauley
Location: Sports Basement, Sunnyvale, CA
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
It fits like a rash guard in size L. I fit all of the button-ups and polos in the omni-freeze collection in Medium perfectly, but this shirt is tight! Will be great for hot summer swimming adventures!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Body Contouring

PostedMarch 20, 2014
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Ace7
Location: Tacoma, WA
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I got this shirt for working out. The fit is really tight almost like a second layer of skin. I was not expecting that. Otherwise a nice product.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Sizing is way off and the white ain't white.

PostedNovember 6, 2013
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EricF
Location: Chicagoland
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
I love Columbia clothes and own at least a dozen Columbia shirts of various styles. All of them are size L. This shirt in that size fits like new skin, but tighter.
Oh, and the white shirt isn't white. It's white covered with little baby blue circles. Seriously, how hard can white be?
Columbia: I still love ya, but this one is a swing an a miss and is on its way back.
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

not in florida

PostedNovember 6, 2013
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jimmyp
Location: ft myers fl
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I umpire baseball here in Ft. Myers and found this shirt to be too hot for here. I'm sure it works fine, the quality is very good, but it's too thick for this hot and humid weather.
I wore it under my chest protector and was NOT cooled. I wore it under my umpire shirt and was only fairly cooled.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Not real size, small shirt

PostedOctober 29, 2013
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Juli
Location: Costa Rica
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Got a M size shirt, its small, sleeves are too short (im1.81m and thin(66kg), so for a guy with a little more weight than me, this shirt would be very very small
Freeze Degree™ Short Sleeve Crew is a little bit closer to true size than Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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

keeping your cool

PostedOctober 22, 2013
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Driggers
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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
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It gets pretty hot in Texas. I work in my yard and play a lot of golf. This summer I tried a variation on the use of my Omni-Freeze Zero tee: When it was 98 or above, I soaked my tee, sqeezed it out and was cool for about 2 hours. It works.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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2 / 5
2 / 5

did not like fit

PostedOctober 7, 2013
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kab440
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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2 / 5
2 / 5
I did not expect that it would be form fitting like a skin suit or bicycle shorts.
I do not 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

Great product but way to expensive

PostedSeptember 16, 2013
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247Blueline
Location: Nashville, TN
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This product is awesome. However the price is too high to make it worth buying more. I am a Police Officer and these are awesome under a bulletproof vest. Lower the price and advertise with Law Enforcement sites. Sales will sky rocket. Other small suggestion is take the blue dotting out of the front of the collar and a V formation on the front so they don't show when wearing it as a undershirt in while in uniform.
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

not sure what to expect

PostedSeptember 11, 2013
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InPA
Location: Pennsylvania
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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 wasn't sure what to expect, but this was amazing. Medication causes excessive perspiration on warm/hot days. This shirt not only cooled the body it also kept it cool as time went on. Awesome. So much better than I hoped for. Washes well.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

functional

PostedSeptember 5, 2013
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justusnfl
Location: south Florida
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
It's almost too nice a shirt to wear fishing. It is VERY cool compared to the standard tee.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Runner who likes quality

PostedAugust 24, 2013
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Fleeter
Location: Florida
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 am a picky person when it comes to what I wear for my training runs. Thought I would give Columbia a try and I am glad I did.
This product backs up all the claims in it's ads. The technology works and it cools you off as you sweat. Perfect for my long runs.
If you are thinking about getting this shirt, bite the bullet and do it. You will be glad you did.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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1 / 5
1 / 5

No Freeze Zero Here

PostedAugust 15, 2013
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Greygoose13
Location: Tampa, FL
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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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I was excited after I purchased this shirt to use on my long runs (15+ miles) during the intense Florida humid heat common during July and August. Wow, was I mislead. Not only does this shirt have no any additional cooling properties/characteristics/features it is almost suffocating due to poor construction and non-breathable material. Maybe this shirt is better suited for indoor non-intense workouts or sedimentary activity such as fishing, but please do not use this product for intense training days.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Using as Workout Gear

PostedAugust 8, 2013
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emanks2
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I purchased this shirt along with the Men's Coolest Cool Jewels 9" Short. I am 6'3, 260 lbs, but I'm a slim/fitted shirt style. The XL shirt could use more tightness since it's a performance fit, but it doesn't drag during my workout. The shirt length surprisingly reaches the tops of my quads. I found the sweat activated cooling to be minimal compared to the Coolest Cool Jewels 9" Short, which is comprised of the same Omni-Freeze technology. I can definitely feel the cool when the shorts kick in (mostly on my rear-end), but the shirt leaves much to question. Perhaps I got a malfunctioning shirt? I wasn't expecting either product to act as an air conditioner, but there is a definitive difference in the cooling performance between the Coolest Cool Shorts and the Short Sleeve Performance Top. The shirt material is ok, but I feel like it would tear easily if it caught an edge. I would recommend the shirt only if it performed like the shorts.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Short sleeve for bouldering and hiking

PostedJuly 26, 2013
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arag18
Location: Seattle, WA
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
this is a nice cool short sleeve for outdoor activities like bouldering and hiking.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Works as advertised

PostedJuly 24, 2013
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PsiZGuy
Location: Tualatin, OR
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
I love this shirt. It looks great and the color really makes you look tanned. It also does a great job staying cool in hot weather. Make sure you get a size larger than expected or it may accentuate the curves on your body that you don't want.
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

Beat the Heat

PostedJuly 23, 2013
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Jodyl63
Location: Vidor TX
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased this for playing golf. I wore it on a 95 degree 90% humidity day in the hot East Texas hills and it performed well. Kept my core cool all day and my outer shirt stayed dry with no sweat markings. Loved it. i usually wear XL shirts and I bought this in a XXL which fit perfect.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Coolest Cool™ Short Sleeve Top
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5 / 5
5 / 5

True to its claims

PostedJuly 18, 2013
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CaptainAwesome
Location: Southern Utah
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this shirt for my summer trip to Havasupai and I loved it. It was comfortable and kept my upper body cool. When it rained and even after jumping into the pools it dried quickly. I wore it for four days straight and by the fourth day and especially on the hike out it started to stink a bit but honestly not as bad as I anticipated for a wicking layer.
I am glad that I read some reviews before buying. Most reviews mentioned it was a smaller fit so I ordered a size larger and I felt it was a good fit and still snug enough to perform well. Great shirt I will buy another.
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

Omni Freeze Zero

PostedJuly 16, 2013
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tim67
Location: Macomb, MI
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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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Horrible.... Do NOT waste your money !!!! I sweat. I don't like to. So I bought 2 of these shirts hoping for some relief.Turns out a fellow worker also had his on the same day. Both of us sweated more in these shirts then a regular cotton undedrshirt. These shirts do not live up to the hype....DO NOT BUY FOR COOL RELIEF !!!!!!!
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

Where does the sweat go?

PostedJuly 12, 2013
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Spaboy
Location: Denver, Colorado
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
It's amazing how after a 1-hour treadmill walk, the only moisture I can feel on this shirt is just a trace under the armpits and around the collar! Much more convenient than going shirtless and toweling off all the time. Great product!
I would recommend this product.
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