The guys over at Ministry of Supply gave me a heads up a while ago about the upcoming release of the updated version of their Atmos LT baselayer undershirt.
I got the chance to check it out before today’s release, and have provided some initial thoughts below.
ATMOS LT Baselayer Undershirt Details
- Website: Ministry of Supply (link)
- Price: $38
- Colors: White, Black
- Styles: V-Neck, Crew Neck
- Sizes: XS – XL
- Fabric weight: 180 gsm
- Fabric blend: 65% cotton, 35% moisture wicking polyamide
- Features: Seamlessly/variably knit with ventilation patterns where needed (ventilation all over back, extra venting at armpits and spine); “body mapped”, stretch w/ structure, wicks moisture, anti-static finish, wrinkle resistant, machine wash and dry
ATMOS LT Baselayer Undershirt Photos
ATMOS LT Baselayer Undershirt Review
Here are my initial thoughts after wearing the Atmos LT v2 for a few days.
Really well done, and pretty spot on. If I were to change anything, it would be to make it a little longer.
The stretch does help in keeping the shirt fall a little further down over my hips, keeping it in place pretty respectably.
I couldn’t tell if the fabric was pre-shrunk or not, so I’ll have to check back with my gear now that it’s been washed to see if it lost any length after washing and drying.
A technically impressive fabric construction with the variable knitting.
From a geek-out perspective, I think it’s pretty cool.
Curious if the ribbed trim pieces on the sleeves and bottom are actually separate pieces attached to the body of the shirt? Or, if those are part of the body fabric, with a different knitting pattern, then folded over.
It’s hard to tell, but it’s well done.
Is too shallow. I had one button undone on my shirt when testing, and my Atmos v2 was still showing :(
Overall, I’m rather pleased with the feel of this cotton/polyamide blend.
I think the only thing I can “sense” on my body is the air vents. Because those areas are knitted differently, I actually feel them on my body.
It’s the slightest difference between me noticing and not noticing the undershirt when I’m wearing it.
Keep in mind, these are micro-nuances I notice that others may not pick-up on.
I think it’s a great weight for a t-shirt, and a bit heavy for an undershirt.
But, the blend and ventilation parts definitely keep the Atmos v2 wearing a whole lot cooler than many other 180gsm tees/undershirts I’ve tried.
I would definitely wear this as a t-shirt under a blazer, because it looks really nice and fits well.
I still think this is a nice & creative element to an undershirt or t-shirt.
Whether or not it makes sweating through to your outside shirt a more pronounced issue is something that would have to be tested.
I understand that the ventilation panels are there to keep you cooler, but I’m not sure if that alone would keep a guy from sweating.
I’m a big fan of cotton/synthetic blends that are done right.
I believe the Atmos v2 blend is done right. The great things about these blends is that they combine absorbing, wicking, and fast drying.
I think that’s a great combination in an undershirt, so real good job here.
This is a very nice undershirt.
It’s not inexpensive, but for what they’ve done with it, I think the price is in line with the amount of detail put into the Atmos v2 undershirt.