Buzz: Does Columbia Make More Than Ski Jackets? Yes!
Welcome to my first week of “Buzz”. Today I thought I’d share my thoughts on one of the products I received from Columbia Sportswear.
It has been unseasonably warm here in Ohio over the past few weeks. I’ve been able to run in shorts, tees, and tanks. You’re not hearing any complaints from me. With the gorgeous weather I took advantage of the moment to test out my Columbia Solar Polar Short Sleeve Top. Yep, this is the shirt I received with my welcome package to #OmniTen.
Let’s start with the basics:
-Fabric: 91% polyester/9% elastane Freezer Ice jersey, 100% polyester pointelle mesh, 86% polyester/14% elastane Flex Stretch woven
-Omni-Freeze ICE advanced cooling
-Omni-Shade® UPF 50 sun protection
In other words, it wicks the sweat from your body and the fabric helps to keep you cool. On top of that it protects you from UV rays, has extra ventilation, and stays “clean”.
I love the color combination and how it flares just a bit at the bottom. The extra length is always appreciated and the Columbia logo on the back not only looks cool but also serves as ventilation.
I put it through the test on a mild low-70s morning of sunshine. Not the hottest or best day to test out the Omni-Freeze ICE technology. It was hard to tell if it “cooled” me but I do have to say I was definitely comfortable and not over-heated as the outdoor temperature or my body temperature rose. I will definitely be wearing it more in the future and testing it in more extreme conditions. Be sure to follow me on Twitter and I’ll let you know how it goes!
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