T-Shirt With a Long Name
A review of the Columbia Titanium Omni-Dry Mountain Tech Tee
This t-shirt with a big name is one of those t-shirts offering moisture wicking, UPF-15 protection from the sun, anti-microbial support, as well as being quick drying.
Having not worn a “technical” shirt before I was keen to try it out on my usual lunchtime run across the Harbour Bridge and back. My choice of test scenario was quite deliberate – there is always a cool breeze blowing across the bridge, there’s enough of a hill to work up a sweat, and since it is the middle of winter I should be able to quickly tell if the t-shirt was indeed wicking the moisture from my skin.
My first impression of the t-shirt was that it is very comfortable. And warm. It fitted my body well and felt light and smooth on the skin. Starting out on my run a cool breeze greeted me as I stepped out of the air conditioned warmth of the building, and I felt quite comfortable. Halfway across the bridge, I started sweating, and I felt no chill from the wind. On my way back across the bridge I was sweating even more, and I still felt no chill from the wind. I must say I was impressed – I felt warm and comfortable for the duration of my Harbour Bridge run.
Retailing for under $50, the t-shirt I ran in is slightly more expensive than an average good quality t-shirt. But for a “technical” t-shirt I thought the cost was quite reasonable, and well worth it if you’re tired of getting that cold, sweaty chill on your back when running in winter.
The Titanium Mountain Tech range comes in both long and short sleeve versions, in a range of different colours for both men and women.