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Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2017
I ordered this shirt to use as a base layer under a short sleeve button up work shirt. I work outdoors and wanted something that wasn't a regular long sleeve cotton shirt because those tend to get loose around the forearms. I've never used compression shirts before and I normally wear large tees. After reading reviews about the sizing running small, I ordered an XL and this thing still felt like a wet suit. Admittedly I'm a little on the heavy side at 210 lbs 5'11". The shirt didn't feel too restricting when worn but when I had to put it on/take it off it I had to wrestle it a little. If I had to buy again I'd step up to a 2x.

As for my recommendation as a base layer, I wouldn't recommend it. I wore this thing for 6 hours before taking it off midshift. The reason I got it was to protect my arms from the sun. With it being advertised as moisture wicking and breathable/cool I was instantly sold since I work outdoors. But quite the opposite, I was sweating like a pig with it. Perhaps that's what you want at the gym or while working out but I do not recommend it for a shift at work. I would still recommend it otherwise since the shirt felt fairly robust and didn't feel like it would stretch out over time. There was nothing physically wrong with the product and I was problably using it for unintended purposes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Base layer for sun protection review
By Wetto Sanchez on July 3, 2017
I ordered this shirt to use as a base layer under a short sleeve button up work shirt. I work outdoors and wanted something that wasn't a regular long sleeve cotton shirt because those tend to get loose around the forearms. I've never used compression shirts before and I normally wear large tees. After reading reviews about the sizing running small, I ordered an XL and this thing still felt like a wet suit. Admittedly I'm a little on the heavy side at 210 lbs 5'11". The shirt didn't feel too restricting when worn but when I had to put it on/take it off it I had to wrestle it a little. If I had to buy again I'd step up to a 2x.

As for my recommendation as a base layer, I wouldn't recommend it. I wore this thing for 6 hours before taking it off midshift. The reason I got it was to protect my arms from the sun. With it being advertised as moisture wicking and breathable/cool I was instantly sold since I work outdoors. But quite the opposite, I was sweating like a pig with it. Perhaps that's what you want at the gym or while working out but I do not recommend it for a shift at work. I would still recommend it otherwise since the shirt felt fairly robust and didn't feel like it would stretch out over time. There was nothing physically wrong with the product and I was problably using it for unintended purposes.
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