YMX contacted me recently to try out their Tribal Sea Run Tee. I’ll be honest, I almost said no because I tend to be a bit more conservative in my colors and design choices. What changed my mind, though, was the description of the material.
From their website:
MadKool® technical fabrics enhance the athletic performance of the people who wear it. MadKool® efficiently moves sweat away from the body to the outer layer of the fabric, where it dries faster than with other fabrics.
In addition, MadKool® fabrics regulate your natural body temperature so you will stay warm in cool weather activities, and cool when your heart is pumping.
Some MadKool® fabrics, such as those used in YMX cycling jerseys, offer UV protection so you can wear them on your next outdoor excursion without having to worry about exposure to the sun’s harmful rays.
MadKool® fabrics have a lot of stretch, hold their shape and are abrasion resistant. Although they feel delicate, they aren’t. Wear YMX garments hard, they can handle it just fine.
As an added bonus, MadKool® fabrics are engineered to receive prints with vivid clarity and permanance, so you don’t have to worry about wearing your garment hard.
I liked that it had an UV protection. In fact, it has 50+ UV protection. You might have noticed that I’m kind of pale. Anything that protects my skin is worth a try for me. When the package arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to find a pair of the arm warmers as well. I’ve wanted to try a pair of arm warmers FOREVER! I’ve tried them on and they are comfy, but real trial of those will have to wait until it’s a bit cooler here.
The shirt has a really interesting feel to it. It reminds me a lot of the rash guard I wear to the beach, but it’s much lighter weight. You may not be able to tell, but in the picture above, I am absolutely soaking wet. I ran 4 miles in typical hot, humid VA weather. The shirt did not chafe or feel heavy like some fabrics do when wet. In fact, it actually felt like it was keeping me cool. I’ve run in it twice and am quite pleased.
My only negative is that it’s a bit on the long side (my taller friends would love that!), so it reaches too far down my hips. Plus it’s a little tight through the hips, but a bigger size would not have fit right. Surprisingly, this did not cause any issues on the run. I just let the extra material sit above my hips. It didn’t ride up or annoy me or anything, so I will definitely continue to wear this shirt.
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Giveaway ends September 9th at midnight.
Disclosure: I got the Tribal Sea Run Tee for free to review. YMX is also supplying the tee for the winner. All opinions are my own.