I ordered the Tesla compression shirt as a base layer for cool weather running. I've used and washed it several times over the last month since I received it so it's had a fair bit of use, Which is how I like to write all my reviews.
-I am happy with the fit and the performance primarily. It fit very well and did it's job in keeping me warmer on those cooler days going into winter in North Dakota. Wearing it, a tee shirt, a hoody and hat kept me plenty warm during a windy run with temps in the mid-low 30s (Fahrenheit).
-Of lesser importance, I like the look as well. The contrasting color of the piping and low turtle neck gives it a look that I am very happy with. And with 32 colors (!) to choose from, it's very likely that you will find one that you like.
-On a negative note... The stitching has begun to come undone at the base of the shirt and if left alone, the whole bottom will begin to come apart. I follow proper washing procedures...
Firstly, I ordered three of this type of shirt from different brands and this one is the best. Good fit, nice and long, good neck. Sadly, I give this two stars for two reasons:
1) The hemming around the bottom came apart almost immediately, after the first wash it was completely gone 2) I contacted the company to ask about it and they completely ignored me, no response at all
So I was going to order more but I dont know if I will. Be aware that the hem around the bottom might come apart easily and that customer service is non-existant. Otherwise though, great fit!
ITs a compression shirt, so its suppose to fit snug. However, even ordering a 2XL is WAY too small, if you normally take XL. Once more, the ASIAN SIZES have come into play. They are selling an American size LARGE as 2XL. When I ordered, they didn't have the 3XL as an option. Wearing this shirt is actually uncomfortable. Also, the shirt makes you feel cold. (its a very odd sensation.) That might be good in the summer, but as a base layer, I'm not so sure I like this shirt. Compression shirts are suppose to help push the lactic acid out of the muscles, helping sore muscles feel better. It MIGHT be doing that, but the effect is minimal. Since there's so much elastic in the cloth, it does stretch. However, if I pull up the sleeve from my forearm, you can see red marks on my skin, where folds in the cloth occur. Its VERY tight. For people with loose skin from weight loss, or with scars from body wide burns, the elastic might help your skin compress into a better shape. Id never wear this...
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