Top critical review
X-Large is more like a medium
on February 19, 2013
So, I read all the reviews about this product prior to buying it. The main theme was that this is a good product but the sizing is way off. True, the sizing is off and I knew this prior to purchase as such I bought two sizes bigger than I normally would. I would normally buy a medium and bought an XL based on the reviews of others (so the reviews work). The XL is a reasonable fit... perhaps a tiny bit too small but close enough - I would call it "snug". I give it 3 stars because the company misrepresents their product and if not for the reviews customers would be at a loss.
On the functionality side, this is a good sports top. I wear mine for triathlons to include during the swim. It dries quickly and the zipper on the front allows airflow for when you need to cool down on the run or bike phases. There are two pockets on the lower back area that have a slightly elastic neck and these are perfect for a gel packet or two in each one. I have even put my cell phone in one for tracking times through a sports app; however, the phone can fall out because it is a little large for the pocket.
I did not have any chaffing problems under the arms or on the nipples during the endurance events (half ironman) - so that is goodness.
Lastly, if you care about style with your sports gear then I would say that this top is reasonable stylish too.