Run: Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve Crew
An Olfactory Irony
This "anti-stink" shirt has such a powerful chemical odor that I am unable to bear wearing it. I bought the heathered blue shirt a few days ago. I wore it to a spin class and was taken aback (and embarrassed) by what can only be described as a noxious odor emanating from the shirt. I took it home and washed it immediately, laying it flat to dry. My husband came into the room and asked, "What's the smell?" It was the shirt! I then hand-washed it. No change. I put it in my car this morning, intending to perhaps return it to the store after going to the gym and running a few errands. I've just gotten into my car, where the shirt has been sitting in a bag in the back seat for a few hours. The whole entire car reeks! What the heck? What's going on with this thing? Honestly, I hope these people take the thing back. I'll be so disappointed if I have to lost out on almost $60 for a garment I cannot even wear.
Let me be clear. This is not a body odor smell. As I said, the odor was noticeable as soon as I wore the shirt for the first time, before really kicking my workout into high gear. It is a non-human, chemical odor. This cannot be healthy or safe.
April 25, 2015
Love this Shirt!!
I love this shirt. It is my favorite shirt to go running in.
April 24, 2015
Best Workout Shirt Ever Made
I have fallen in love with this shirt.. I've already worn it for strength workout, playing volleyball, and an 8.5 mile hike. I've washed the shirt probably 4 times now and have no piling or pulling even though I've leaned against coarse rocks, splintering wood, and carried my backpack for hours. The heathered fresco blue is amazing and so flattering! The fabric is so soft and wicks sweat perfectly!
I am 5'8", 135lbs, 34B and a size 6 fits perfectly (I don't like the skin tight look for my workout clothes).
April 24, 2015
This shirt is so soft and wicks sweat away when I work out which is great. The problem I've experienced in both spin class and on runs is that it rides up so I constantly have to pull it down. I find this distracting and somewhat annoying. I'm petite, only 5'1 so the shirt is plenty long enough. I don't experience this with my long sleeve swiftlys so perhaps the short sleeve just isn't for me.
April 20, 2015
fabris pills after the first wash
I bought this top in white, and loved the feel and fit. However after the first wash it started pilling, and couple workouts and washes after it looks like an old cheap shirt. Not worth it.
April 19, 2015
I own three of these in different colors (gray, light blue, and now the heathered green) and love them for running and doing errands. It wicks away sweat fairly quickly; by the time I get home, three blocks away from the gym, I'm already dry! It doesn't ride up as I'm exercising, either. I haven't had any issues with snagging with any of my RS tops, short or long sleeved (my trick is to wash them on the cold setting and hang to dry, and they've washed and worn fairly well). I'm 5'2 110 lbs, and the 4 fits true to size in LLL tops.
My only problem with this shirt is the limited selection--it seems as though they make very few of each color in various sizes, because they sell out pretty quickly. If you see a color you like, don't hesitate! I'd love to see this top come out in other colors; maybe heathered blue again.
April 16, 2015
Like a Glove
I got this top in the tempo stripe black/white last summer. I normally wear size 10 in tanks with a built in bra, 8 in tanks without. For a tight fit on this shirt I sized down to a 6! The fabric feels like satin against the skin. The cut is a bit long in length. I do smell a little bit of a chemical scent when it heats up, but it is not over bearing. I wash with LLL stuff in a garment bag and so far no snags. I want bright colors now! :)
March 27, 2015
I was really looking forward to FINALLY wearing long sleeves to my COLD 5am Crossfit workouts & the 6am spin classes I teach! Heck I was looking forward to sleeves PERIOD. I had found in the past that I could only wear sleeveless or cotton shirts to sweat in b/c workout gear seemed to hold on to the funk. Regardless of how I washed, after a few workouts they stank. I thought the Silverescent was going to solve all of that. I was wrong. I have the long sleeve in white & 2 short sleeve (pink & blue) ALL THREE are unwearable now. I have a very sensitive nose & I can smell myself on the shirt the minute I put it on & ITS CLEAN. The minute I perspire I can smell the funk on the shirt. Its bad. As soon as change tops I dont stink. The issue is in the armpit area, the rest of the shirt is fine. I cant return them, so I am stuck with 3 stinky shirts. :( I followed the washing/drying instructions to the letter & still have this issue. I am sad b/c they are super cute & flattering but they STINK. I dont have a medical condition, this isnt an issue with sleeveless or cotton. Im sad Lulu... :*(
March 10, 2015
Amazing! It's like running without any top on!
I wear this shirt to play volleyball and to run indoors all winter. I am 5'8" and 155lbs, straight shaped with no hips and no curves. I wear an 8 in Lulu pants, but I always need a 12 in the tops because my shoulders are really broad. I tried this on in a 10, but I don't like it suctioned to my stomach, so I bought in my normal size 12. With any other shirts, I am always rolling up the sleeves mid-run and it drives me crazy! This shirt feels like you have nothing on! It has changed my running experience for life!
Please please make in more colors! I have 6 of the long sleeve because that is always available in 10 different colors, but you only have like 3 colors of the short sleeve available at any given time.
March 7, 2015
a top for everything
sz 8 5'7 130lbs. I could wear a TTS 6, but I like shirts on the looser side. this shirt does it all. barre, yoga, trx, cf, shopping, even a night out on the town. it does not hold on to odor. does not ride up at all in yoga or running. perfect for weights. I have 6 different colors. hits just below my hips.
March 3, 2015