A short while ago I ran across SweatyMan Undershirts, a new brand of sweat-through resistant undershirts with underarm protection.
SweatyMan Undershirts Features
- Website: http://www.sweatyman.com
- Price: $18.99
- Styles: V-Neck (Men), Scoop Neck (Women)
- Fabric (Men): 100% Combed Cotton
- Fabric (Women): Blended Cotton
- Sizing: S-XL (Men), S-L (Women)
- Sweat Protection: Underarm – large patch made of absorbent microfiber
- Manufactured in China
I reached out to the folks there, and they hooked me up with some samples of both the men’s and women’s styles.
Visually, they look very similar to other sweat-through resistant undershirts with integrated underarm pad panels. While I don’t really have an issue with excessive underarm sweating, I grabbed a size medium and give it a quick test run.
SweatyMan Undershirts Photos
SweatyMan Undershirts Quick Review
- Fabric feels good on the skin, right out of the package. Cotton is very smooth, and comparable to the feel of many Pima/Supima Cotton undershirts I’ve tried. In fact, it’s probably even softer than some
- Construction looks very well executed. Sewing is clean and of high quality. This sewing contractor or apparel manufacturer should be applauded for its fine work
- Plenty long to stay tucked. My medium is 29″ out of the package, and based on the info on the company’s website, it sounds like these undershirts are preshrunk/pre-washed so they shouldn’t lose much length after washing/drying
- Large surface of the underarm pad, so I’d predict that it’d do a good job in preventing sweat-through or leakage (where sweat would go beyond the integrated underarm sweat pad)
- Good body fit
The Not So Good
- Side Shoulder + Sleeve length is too long for a medium sized undershirt. Sitting at rest, the sleeves come down to just past my bicep. I tried on one of my short sleeve button up shirts and the sleeves of the undershirt were just about the exact same length as the sleeves on my shirt. Close enough in fact that you could see the sleeves of the undershirts. Fine for wearing with a long sleeve shirt though
- V-Neck too shallow. I could see the v-neck collar line of the undershirt with only one button undone of my short sleeve button up shirt. The second button (first below the collar button) on my casual shirt sits about 2.5″ under where the collar is attached to the shirt, which is about the same as my dress shirts. I did try on one of my dress shirts over the SweatyMan undershirt, and left one button undone. The undershirt was not as visible under my dress shirt, but I could still see a bit of the collar
- Sleeves are a bit too baggy. Not terribly baggy, but since the rest of the undershirt fits me a bit closer, I kinda want/expect the sleeves to fit a little more closely
- Fairly large (2.5″ x 2.5″) sewn in brand/size/care label. In today’s market, no undershirt should be made with sewn in labels – especially one that big. Tagless care/size label really should be the defacto standard for inside-wear
At $18.99, it’s about $4-7 less expensive than many of the other sweat-through resistant undershirts with underarm pads, which is a pretty good value.
So if you’re looking for a more affordable but likely equally as effective undershirt with underarm sweat-through protection, and not concerned about sleeve length or v-neck depth, you may want to give SweatyMan Undershirts a try.