I have been reading about cooling fabrics and towels that you could put around your neck. I even bought a hat that had some cooling material in the headband. I didn’t feel that it worked that good. I contacted Dr. Cool when I saw they were coming out with the Dr. Cool Chemical-Free Cooling Shirt because I love the Dr. Cool Wraps (Click here for my review of their wraps) and wanted to see if the shirt would actually keep you cooler.
Dr. Cool claims that the shirt delivers three distinct functions to provide chemical free cooling. It wicks sweat away, circulates moisture, and regulates evaporation. They claim that by doing so, the fabric’s surface temperature is up to 30 degrees cooler. They also claim that because they don’t use chemicals like most of their competitors, the cooling effect never washes out.
I got this shirt in the mail and to be honest, I was skeptical. I put the shirt on and went to my Les Mills Body Pump class. I figured that because I typically work up a decent sweat there, what better place to put the shirt to the test. I have to say that I was noticeably cooler and my shirt was drier after the class. I didn’t sweat any less, I don’t think, it just evaporated (or ended up in a puddle on the ground). The Dr. Cool shirt passed test number 1 with flying colors. I had similar experiences the following three weeks in the class. While the shirt was still sweaty, you don’t feel it on your skin.
Now it was time to put the shirt to the real test. I took it out on a run with my very fast friend. I knew it would be a struggle to keep up with him, especially because we were doing a 10 mile run, at a fast pace, up some very steep hills. Oh, it was relatively warm out as well. “Let’s see you pass this test Dr. Cool!” Again, I felt cooler than I expected. The shirt was actually fairly dry in the front, but the back was soaked. You can feel the air circulating through the shirt which helped with the cooling effect. I did stay fairly cool and dry. The shirt passed this test as well. Good job Dr. Cool, good job…
Keeps you cooler than normal running shirts
Great job of wicking away moisture and keeping you dry
It fits a little on the large size, so order 1 size smaller.
I only have one
I really like this shirt and plan on buying another one in the near future. I really like that it is chemical free. It fit well, looks great, and most importantly kept me cooler. With the warmer weather on its way, I would recommend this shirt to anyone who wants to stay a bit little cooler. While it won’t make you feel like you are running through a cooler, it definitely helps. You can pick up your cooling shirt for $34.99 at the Dr. Cool website. They have several colors in both men’s and women’s shirts available.