After my 600+ day review, the kind folks at Solumbra, who are a sponsor of mine, asked if I would want to try giving their BodyShade Workout Athletic T-Shirt a try. It was a garment I had seen on their website previously but had not yet purchased. The BodyShade Workout Athletic T-Shirt is a newer garment in the Solumbra lineup of products and they were wanted to know how it would handle day after day after day of use, such as how I tend to put garments to the test.
While I was placing the order for the TShirt I decided to also order up a pair of the Solumbra Active Pants, thinking it might match better with the TShirt than my Ultra Athlete Pants, and glad that I did.
The combination of the Solumbra ‘BodyShade Workout Athletic T-Shirt‘ and the Solumbra ‘Active Pants‘ have, like the Ultra Athlete garments, proven to me to be a rather exceptional couple pieces of garments.
I started off with a white color BodyShade Workout Athletic T-Shirt and here recently bought a sky blue color one. The white one was just getting too big for me, as I had ordered a large, and it was time to order a medium. Went with the sky blue in hopes of reducing the dirt factor that comes along with being an active hiker and trail runner.
9 Month Use Review:
I only have 9 months (~270 days) of use with these two garments, so this is far from my standard long term review of garments. So this is more of an early look/review, as I absolutely plan to continuing wearing these two garments.
The BodyShade Workout Athletic T-Shirt has just been exceptional.
It sometimes is a next-to-skin layer, and sometimes a L2 garment.
I have worn it while hiking through the Mojave Desert, Death Valley, and elsewhere in the deserts of Southern California, in conditions with ground level temps in excess of F120° / F49°
I have worn it while trail running, hiking, and just meandering about around town.
The fabric is a 4-way stretch, is 100+ SPF, has felled seams and raglan sleeves.
Being sun protective garments, these are, of course, full length arms, even though they call it a t-shirt.
On my scale, the BodyShade T-Shirt is 183 grams (6.45 oz) for a size medium.
The ‘Active Pants‘ have also performed very well.
They are, like the BodyShade T-Shirt, 100+ SPF and have a drawstring closure.
They have held up to dirt and trail muck very well, requiring far less washing than I would have expected.
I ordered mine in Indigo colour to help match the shirt, and I wanted to try something other than the white and stone colours that I have with the Ultra Athlete pants.
On my scale, the Active Pants are 251 grams (8.85 oz) for size medium.
Where To Buy:
Here are all of the Solumbra garments that I use, love, and recommend:
Solumbra BodyShade Workout Athletic T-Shirt
Solumbra Active Pants
Solumbra Ultra Athlete, Shirt – Full Zipper, Men
Solumbra Ultra Athlete, Shirt – Half Zipper, Men
Solumbra Ultra Athlete, Pants – Men
Solumbra Ultra Athlete, Shirt – Full Zipper, Ladies
Solumbra Ultra Athlete, Pants – Ladies
Solumbra Fingerless Gloves
Solumbra Ultimate Crusher Hat
Solumbra Sade Scarf
Solumbra Helmet Drape
Yep, that is right… I have another promo code!
Solumbra/Sun Precautions has been super kind and has provided my readers a second 20% off promo code!
Use “HIKELITE” during checking on their website or via a phone order, and receive 20% off your order!
(note it is not “hikelighter” but “hikelite”, something about a promo code length issue on their end)
I personally want to thank Solumbra/Sun Precautions for extending this gracious offer!
This is a limited time promo code… I was told it will expire on Dec. 25, 2016.
Thanks for reading,
I am a sponsored hiker of Sun Precautions. I purchased a BodyShade T-Shirt and they provided the Active Pants.