Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tech Shirt Review - Henri Lloyd Fast Dri Silver Shirt

Katie from Customer Service takes a look at the Henri Lloyd Fast Dri Silver Shirt.  
      
The Fast-Dri Silver Technical Shirt From Henri Lloyd is a high-quality yet simple all-around technical shirt.  Designed with the active racing sailor in mind, it can be worn for many types of sailing from club racing around buoys to cruising on a sunny day to having a Dark-n-Stormy on the dock. Bonus: it makes great team gear!

This shirt has a lot of features for a technical shirt – more than any other shirt in its price range and probably more than any other on the market. It wicks moisture, offers UV protection, stretches well, and dries quickly. On top of all of that, Henri Lloyd has incorporated Silver Ion anti-microbial technology to help prevent odor by neutralizing bacteria. This is a unique offering, and you really can’t argue with a shirt that doesn't smell terrible.
      
  To me, the best thing about this shirt is its feature packed but still so lightweight; it’s simple, it’s smooth, and it looks good. For all of its capabilities, this shirt seems like it could have been developed in a NASA laboratory, but it doesn't really look like a space suit.

   The women’s only comes in a short-sleeve version, which is an issue for me because I prefer to sail in long sleeves. The men’s version does come in a long sleeve.  The women’s sizing probably runs a little short and wide, but I can move freely in this shirt and it looks good. I’d say I’m an average xs and this one is a little short, if anything. Fortunately, there is a longer hemline on the back. The men’s sizing runs pretty accurate, and the sleeves are long enough, which is definitely a great feature.

This is a great all-around technical shirt that offers a lot for its price. You can’t go wrong with the Henri Lloyd Fast-Dri Silver.

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