Iâ€™m a former mountain guide who now works on an ecological restoration project where Iâ€™m exposed to the sun and very hot temps daily. I needed a new sun shirt for work but wanted something that could easily cross over to any high alpine adventures I wanted to go on over the summer. This shirt is it. I love the smooth fabric and have tested it out in the mountains (over 12,000 ft) as well as out in the field. It kept me cool, dry, and protected in both conditions, and when a cool alpine breeze kicked up it kept me warm as well! I will say, if youâ€™re petite ( Iâ€™m 5â€™2â€ 100lbs) then as another reviewer said, itâ€™ll be a bit longer on you. I didnâ€™t have an issue with this. The color along the zipper looks orange in the Photos but is actually pink which isnâ€™t a color I typically wear, but I liked the shirt enough that it didnâ€™t bother me. I do a lot of trail running as well so Iâ€™m psyched to test this out trail. The reflective tape was a nice addition that Iâ€™ll most definitely use for night runs.
I was surprised how much I loved this from the moment I tried it on. The fabric is like nothing I've tried beforeâ€“ it's super lightweight, soft, breathable, and stretchy. I know all of those sound like pretty common features but there's something super unique about this fabric. I would definitely recommend trying this 1/2 zip and would love it if more colors were added down the line.
I was really excited to receive the ReClipse 1/2 zip and the fabric did not disappoint. I got to test it out during a really humid day here and it did a nice job of keeping me dry. The only issue I have is with the length of the sleeves. I ordered a Medium and the sleeves are way too long on me and I have to roll them up, but not a deal breaker. This 1/2 zip will be my go to when hiking or just hanging out on the weekend.
I think GoLite has created something really amazing with this Reclipse jacket - itâ€™s a testament to them that I couldnâ€™t find anything I didnâ€™t like about it with the exception of just wanting more color options. It has a great feel and fit, is super fast drying and stink-proof, making it versatile for different temperatures and activities, and the material is made from 10 recycled bottles - bonus points for GoLiteâ€™s planet saving mission.
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