Kombi Ether Tee ReviewAugust 1, 2012
- Stretch of the fabric added to fit.
- Priced for a good value.
- Soft against the skin.
- Slightly longer dry times.
- Not as odor free as wool counterparts.
- Snugger fit would enhance wicking.
- Minor pilling of the fabric on the outside.
The Kombi Ether Tee makes a great wicking skin layer with warmer temperatures even hot or humid conditions and gets thumbs up for softness and stretch at a great price point.
The Kombi Ether Tee is an affordable synthetic short sleeve baselayer that does a good job in wicking sweat, especially if you size it for a snug fit.
The Ether Tee felt soft out of the box. My first impressions noted the stretch of the fabric as a bonus. The thickness was a cross between lightweight and medium making this a versatile short sleeve piece in a wide temperature range.
Wicking In the lab once wet, the dry times were slightly longer than some comparably thin wool and other synthetic layers. I actually used it in 90-degree temperatures and extreme humidity in a southern China trip and found wicking to be excellent.
Performance In testing this layer in many aerobic conditions sweat perforated away from the skin at respectable pace especially in my cycling tests as well as a full 14 days in a humid and warm region of China.