Lightweight, breathable crew neck for runners, hikers, and bikers. Interesting styling touches for a simple tee.
- Breathable fabric
- Form fitting stretch fabric
- A little pricey
At first glance, the Avalanche Wear Striker crew looks like a million other tee shirts on the market. The subtle styling flourishes beg for a second glance. The front and sides of this shirt feature a horizontal striped polyester mesh, while in the center of the back a more breathable closed-hole mesh is featured. Double stitched seams in a contrasting grey are used throughout this dark charcoal shirt. The fit of a size medium on my 5'9", 165-pound frame was form fitting with a nice long hem.
I have had this shirt since the beginning of summer and have used it many times on hikes in my local northern California area. With our summer temperature regularly getting into the mid to high 90's a shirt that is breathable is a must. The mesh in the shirt lets a lot of air pass through the fabric which has gone a long way to keeping me from becoming a sweaty mess. Even when I do start to sweat because the entire shirt is comprised of mesh fabric it never becomes soaked like a closed knit fabric would.
I also used this shirt quite a bit during hours of standup paddle boarding on a local lake. It provided some needed coverage from the sun while still being breathable. For runners, two reflective stripes are provided along the back on each side for night safety.
I find the shirt to be pretty stylish and it can be paired with any manner of shorts or pants. The shirt is holding up well after multiple washes and the fabric is really strong considering its all mesh.
Colors: Grey, Black, Red, Blue
Disclosure: I received a sample of this product for purposes of this review, but the opinions expressed are my own.
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)