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*Revised review, reduced to 2 stars (from 5) -- shirt is coming apart and chafing
Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2020
I have now swam laps in this shirt a half dozen times. The bottom hem is coming apart (see photo of loose threads), this knocked off two stars. This is getting worse (hem coming apart), and the shirt will soon be unwearable. Beginning to wonder if this is authentic Under Armour--other UA products I have owned have not had any issues like this. The other reason for the reduction from 5 stars is that unfortunately, this shirt chafes. The seam around the cuffs of the short sleeves is chafing the inside of my upper arms as I swim, on the lower inside of my arm, below the bicep. After swimming, I experience red, painful irritation on the inside of both arms, in the same place. this is a design issue. I would like a slightly longer sleeve which reached my elbow to prevent this--not a long sleeve, as long sleeved swim shirts tend to twist in the arms. I swim outdoors and I need something healthier than sunscreen to protect from the sun. Sadly, this isn't it. The chafing is not tolerable and my arms are painfully irritated for a day or more after a swim, and now it is coming apart. The search continues...
Most swim shirts are better suited to just hanging out in the pool or at the beach, maybe on a boat, as opposed to actually swimming proper laps. Unlike other swim shirts I have tried, this fits like a second-skin, and feels like you are wearing nothing at all. Lesser shirts are thicker, looser, do not breathe, are not form-fitting, and tend to twist around the shoulders, restricting your arm motion uncomfortably. This is not the case with this shirt - it stays put and swimming with it is a pleasure. It feels like you are not even wearing a shirt at all. After trying three other "swim shirts", I am glad I FINALLY found the ideal solution. Very pleased. Highly recommend this for people who actually swim laps for exercise.