Disclaimer: I received this product free to review. I received no other compensation. All opinions in this post are mine and mine alone!
Living on the Gulf Coast is wonderful! But living here means it is hot and humid in the summertime. So this runner is always on the look out for running clothes that will be cool for the summer!
I was excited when Dr. Cool Recovery contacted me and asked me to review their cooling shirts. A shirt that actually cools you down as you sweat? It sounded too good to be true!
I was hoping for a tank but at the time they didn't have any available. So I chose the women's couch shirt! I LOVED the saying on it! I've been injured before and being stuck on the couch really does hurt!
So what makes these cooling shirts so special? Here's what their website says about their cooling apparel:
"As you work up a sweat, Dr. Cool shirts make sweat work for you by reducing your fabric’s surface temperature up to 30%. Unlike traditional wicking technologies the moisture and sweat activated material delivers three distinct functions – wicking, moisture circulation, and regulated evaporation. Other workout shirts degrade over time, but the cooling benefits of Dr. Cool's chemical-free shirts will never wash out."
I'm going to be honest when I tell you that I didn't believe any shirt would help me stay cool here on the Gulf Coast. It's so hot here and I sweat so much when I run that it looks like I just stepped out of the shower when I'm finished. And the fact that this shirt was black (I hardly ever wear black in the summer time here since black attracts the sun) made me almost dread trying it out. And there are sleeves on this shirt! I ALWAYS wear tanks in the summer! But I knew it would be the ULTIMATE test to try this shirt!
So I set out for my morning run. It was hot. It was humid. I was sweating. But...I wasn't as hot as I expected in a black short sleeve shirt! And the shirt wasn't sticking to me like I'm used to my run shirts doing. It was actually not bad! I could tell that the shirt was doing what it was supposed to do! I was sold!
As far as washing the shirt goes...you can wash it in cold water and tumble dry low. Like all other wicking material you are not supposed to use fabric softener. The shirt washed great for me and worked just the same the next time I ran in it! :-)
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QOTD: What is your favorite thing to wear while running in the heat?