Well, now that I’ve had my new Jockey staycool undershirts in my possession for the last week, I’ve had a chance to try them out a few times.
Since I’ve been getting a bunch of visitors looking for a review, I thought it would be a good time to share some initial feedback of these Outlast-infused undershirts.
For those looking for some background on the product, check out the following article first:
The new staycool collection from Jockey is available for both men and women.
- Name: staycool T-shirts
- Price: $27 for 2-Pk
- Collar Styles: Crew Neck (Style: 8804) & V-Neck (Style: 8805)
- Colors: White, Black
- 100% combed cotton for a soft, breathable feel
- Outlast® technology helps your skin feel up to 3 degrees cooler
- Longer length and a streamlined profile for a custom fit that stays in place
- Classic, comfortable fit without the bulk
- Reinforced collar with contrast neck tape, double-stitched hems are smooth, comfortable and durable
For the Women: Jockey staycool reversible tops ($21) are available in t-shirt and tank styles (5 color selections. 95% cotton/5% spandex). Jockey staycool underwear (3-Pk for $24) are available in bikini and modern brief styles (color packs, 95% cotton/ 5% spandex)
Although I normally wear medium sized undershirts, I like my undershirts to fit close to the body (without feeling too tight). Since the Jockey staycool undershirts aren’t very trim fitting and their sleeves are on the longer side, I asked for a size small this time.
That was a good call, because the small staycool fit pretty nicely. If you like your undershirts close-fitting like me, size down one.
- Although I had to size down one, the size small has a good overall fit on me. Close fit = No bulk and that’s something I look for in an undershirt
- The 100% cotton has a slight stretch to it, so it doesn’t feel too constricting and doesn’t feel too tight in any one place
- Lightweight fabric without being transparent
- Smooth outer finish with slight shimmer – possibly a byproduct of the Outlast technology. Looks nice and shirts drape well
- The undershirt feels slightly cool to the touch and when wearing it. I’ve worn it several times over the course of the last week, including to the gym, and overall, I’ve never felt too warm or too cold during dry wearing conditions. Assuming this is due in most part to the Outlast application.
- Very little shrinkage. In looking at my pre and post wash measurements, I see a nominal 3% – 4% shrinkage and the shirt feels as good fitting post wash as it did pre-wash
- The crew neck is high and fits close and comfortable around the neck line
- Overall, a nice looking and fitting undershirt
The Not So Good
- The fabric is a hair bit scratchy right out of the package and even after one wash. Not so much that it is uncomfortable to wear, but just enough for me to notice it
- I prefer deeper v-necks. The whole point of wearing a v-neck is to keep as much of your undershirt from showing when you are wearing an open collar. This v-neck might as well be a crew
- The sleeves are longer than I like. Even this size small has a 9.25″ sleeve length and I prefer mine a few inches shorter
- When the undershirt was fairly wet (post working out), Mrs. Tug and I were driving back to HQ and I felt noticeably colder that I normally do. So much in fact, I had to roll-up the window and wrap my sweat jacket around me.
- I’m not sure if this had anything to do with the Outlast treatment and how it reacted to a wet garment (vs. how it performs dry) or some other anomaly unrelated, but I wanted to note it here as something to refer back to
- It goes without saying, I’m a BIG fan of Jockey undershirts and I think the staycool undershirt lives up to Jockey’s and Outlast’s claims
- The undershirt does seem to noticeably keep me cooler than other undershirts
- For those men and women that run a little on the warmer side, the staycool would be a great undershirt solution
- Also, even for those that don’t run warm, I think this would be a great undershirt product to wear in hotter climates and/or during summer months