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Product Name: Aspire LS T
Materials: 55% Organic Cotton, 40% Viscose from Bamboo, and 5% Elastane
Price: $60 Size Tested: Medium
This long-sleeve shirt by tasc Performance is a result of “bamboo performance technology,” a fascinating new trend of making clothing from bamboo. The process involves an incredibly eco-friendly procedure. Traditional polyester clothes are derived from petroleum and other performance clothing has chemical additives. This bamboo technology provides a natural alternative with high quality results.
|Feel of the fabric, lightweight material|
|Eco-Friendly and natural|
|Ratings:||1 (worst), 10 (best)|
|1. Quality of Materials||10/10|
|2. Mobility & Comfort||9/10|
|3. Warmth & Weight||10/10|
|4. Functionality (Fabric & Performance)||10/10|
|5. Fit & Sizing||9/10|
|7. Design & Protection (Weather Protection)||10/10|
|9. Polygiene and Odor||10/10|
Warmth and Weight
What I liked most about my Aspire LS T was how it felt. The shirt was as light as a feather against my skin. It’s thin, stretchy, and strong, making it perfect for trips. It’ll take up little space in your backpack or luggage. In the hot North Carolina weather (usually between the high 80s and low 90s where I am), I felt protected by the sun. I was surprised that I wasn’t dying from the heat with long sleeves, a major benefit of the thin and lightweight material.
My one nit-picky criticism was the thumb holes in the sleeves. When I used these, my thumbs felt like they were constantly pulling at the shirt. Of course using those holes are optional, so no harm done really. It did confuse me a little because I wondered if the sleeves were too short for me, a tall woman of 5’11.
I definitely recommend the orange version of the shirt for biking or any sport in which visibility is important. The striking color makes it possible to spot you from a far distance. As stated before, this is a good shirt to take if you want to pack light so it’s awesome for camping. Also if you plan a long trip, it takes a long time to start smelling as well, so it’ll last before needing to wash. I found the mobility and skin-touching fit suitable for yoga and other body-bending activities.