Outdoor Research Women’s Essence Long Sleeve Zip Tee

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Retail Price: $50


Specs per manufacturer: Merino wool fibers give this comfortable long sleeve tee the ability to manage moisture and dry quickly. A deep front zipper keeps you feeling cool and comfortable. Built-in FreshGuard odor neutralization allows you to wear it for days on end without developing a permanent stench.

Findings: This is my new favorite base layer. I wear it everywhere-snow shoeing, hiking, biking, camping and even to work. With some nice pants, I can pull it off as dress casual. As for stench repelling properties, well… Not to get too personal, it smells. But I have other wool shirts that smell way worse. So a better description would be to say it reduces odors, not eliminate them.

Outdoor Research Long Sleeve Zip Tee

Outdoor Research Long Sleeve Zip Tee



It is so soft you wouldn’t even know it had wool in it. I love the zip as a vent in the front. The shirt is cut form fitting making it easy to add extra layers on top without feeling like a stuffed pig. I give them shirt an enthusiastic two or three thumbs up! If I forgot to pack it on a trip, I would actually turn the car around to go back to the house for it!

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