Thursday, February 28, 2013
Me And The Terra-T
So a few weeks ago I announced (rather breathlessly) that Terramar and I would be joining forces and I have now become part of the Terramar Tribe. Over the course of the year, Terramar will be sending me some stuff to try out in the field and I will let you know my thoughts here at #TerramarThursdays at EWH. First up, the Terra-T!
The specs say this puppy is made out of 100% recycled polyester and gives you a UPF rating of 25+. Yes, this is dry boring stuff except to the 1% of us outdoor geeks who salivate over the next technical innovation but the cool part of the above is the "recycled" part of the shirt. This shirt basically takes 2 plastic bottles out of the dump and puts them on your back (in the most sanitary way possible I am sure ;)) AND a percentage of the sales goes to help Save The Poles a worthy cause close to all of us outdoorspeople's hearts.
So enough about the technical and charitable worthiness of this shirt, how does it actually do out in the field?
Well it feels great against the skin, that is for sure. Synthetics have been getting better and better regarding feel over the last few years and this shirt, despite its plastic bottle origin, feels great against my skin.
Other than that, it is a solid wicking baselayer that I took with me on my recent adventure to the Circle of Rocks.
I worked up a sweat getting to those rocks and the Terra-T did a good job keeping me dry. Its a lightweight layer which is perfect for sunny SoCal days but you might want to layer if you are using it in cooler climes.
Basically, it felt great, it did its job on the trail and I really dig the social good that a t-shirt can do!
I was provided this product because I am part of the Terramar Tribe. I try to review items like this as honestly as possible. Whether I liked it or not, I don't gain anything if you go out and buy these things. Its the Internet, take everything with a grain of salt and gain from it what you can.
Posted by Peter Flanigan at 9:30 AM