Advance moisture management and innovative fabric cooling technologies get plenty of hype these days. Throughout the outdoor apparel world, companies are investing heavily in advancing the state of the art, and in marketing too. So do things like Omni-Freeze and In-R-Cool and MicroClimate Zoning add anything to your run-of-the-mile athletic shirt? Read the reviews to find out.
Columbia Baselayer Lightweight Short Sleeve Top – The Columbia Baselayer Lightweight Short Sleeve Top uses a stretch fabric for the body along with underarm mesh for ventilation. Cooling and wicking capabilities were pretty standard for the category – despite Columbia’s Omni-this and Omni-that – while fit and construction were good. See review.
Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool Tank – Light weight and well built, the Way2Cool Tank boasts sleeveless styling that works well for warm-weather workouts. Mountain Hardwear employed a combination of stretch and mesh panels for cooling, including an engineered mesh front for additional ventilation. See review.
Pearl Izumi In-R-Cool Short Sleeve Shirt – Talk about light weight, the In-R-Cool Short Sleeve was the lighter of the two t-shirts in our test. Pearl Izumi cuts the In-R-Cool to form fit the body and that it does. Cooling was good. And construction quality was exceptional. See review.
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