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Waste of money.,
This review is from: Craghoppers Nosilife Mens Long Sleeved Insect Repellent Shirt (Sports Apparel)
Ok, so you look like an escapee from 'I'm a celebrity in the jungle' or one of Bear Gryll's less adventurous relatives but that's as good as it gets. In 90 degrees plus heat this didn't keep me cool or keep the sweat off my body. I wish I'd not bothered to buy the shirt - I hope the person who picks it up in the charity shop has better luck with it.
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Initial post: 17 Mar 2012 13:01:52 GMT
Mr. Robert Slack says:
Did you really expect it would keep you cool? That you would not sweat?
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Oct 2013 10:28:08 BDT
Chief of SInners says:
Well, two things: 1. It's expensive, and 2 it advertises itself as offering extra protection from the Sun's rays.
Looks like just a collared shirt to me. The usual "high-tech" clothing con. Just wear an ordinary shirt.
As for advertising that it's insect repellent, that's outrageous. Long sleeves offering maximum ...
Well so does any ordinary long-sleeved shirt which would cost much less than this. Just what are you getting for the money? Looks like some marketing, the Craghoppers logo, and nothing else. Seems like a fair review to me.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Mar 2014 21:56:17 GMT
mate they make this kind of outdoors shirt out of special mixtures of plastics and normal materials like polyamide etc etc to make it cope better with sweat moisture etc, and in this case, they also infuse it with a mossie repellent. That's what you pay for. Much better than a standard cotton T- shirt.
Posted on 8 Nov 2015 21:27:32 GMT
Wouldn't keep you cool in 90 degrees or keep the sweat off your body. What it probably would do is keep you cooler than a Cotton or Polycotton one, and wick at least some sweat away, keeping you less wet than a standard material. With the vents and large chest pocket it would keep you cooler where there is some air movement. Might look like a collared shirt , but if you look closer you will see that it has a double layer collar that can be turned up to cover the neck. The main place you will get sunstroke ! and it can be tucked up under your hat to keep it in place. Obviously if one is daft enough to go in the Sun without a Hat then then you will need a bit of Blue Tack. These shirts also have decent cargo pockets and a map size chest pocket. They are not that expensive for a shirt with these attributes plus they dry quickly and do not need ironing, are light and fold up small. They are an outdoor/travel shirt after all. I doubt whether anyone has tested the Mosi deterrent aspect or the UV block effectiveness, but an " Ordinary LS shirt " of decent quality isn't going to be much less expensive . Most High Tec clothing these days are value for money , as the Reviews will testify, and saying it is a " Con " is a little unfair given that we are volunteers. If a product does not live up to it's description then by all means return it for a refund. We English are such moaning cheapskates !
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