ed. note: Thank you Dennis for the awesome review.
Here is my disclaimer on the shirt: You don’t need a drill shirt to be a Spahten. Being a Spahten is more than just a shirt. The shirt does not make you a Spahten, it’s you who makes the shirt mean more than just being an item of clothing. This being said, these shirts are awesome. Wear it and you are recognized as a NE Spahten, by friends and soon to be friends alike.
These are a compression type shirt and as such are snug, but not uncomfortably so and they are true to size. I’m 5’9” weight 180 lbs and large works well for me. Ladies, no man alive understands women sizing, so I can’t speak as to how this translates. The sleeveless option is a little bit looser than the sleeved options.
The shirt is very durable, it’s not Kevlar, but you won’t be disappointed. I’m guessing mine has been thru maybe 15 events so far. If you take reasonable care of it post-race it will serve you well. I personally have seen no evidence of the “pilling” others have reported, but I have not worn either a hydration pack or ruck while wearing the shirt.
While wearing the shirt I try to represent all that is good about this community. Wear it proudly.
Rating: 5 star (amazing)