Outdoor Research Ignitor Tee
The Ignitor Tee is an incredibly versatile shirt, designed out of a 100% heathered polyster. Though it’s designed for running, I absolutely hate running so I take it hiking, backpacking and climbing.
The trim fit, clingy and heathered fabric prevents the Ignitor Tee from looking super technical, allowing you to take this seamlessly from the office to the trails.
At approx 4 oz. for a size medium, the Ignitor Tee takes up very little weight and very little space in your pack, allowing you to travel ultralight. This shirt had no problem performing under a hipbelt or under a harness. I was worried there would be a ton of lift, but the shirt stays put and doesn’t climb.
This has a Polygiene® anti-bacterial treatment to prevent odors, but I didn’t find it effective. After tons of sweating and/or a few days of wear, the stink was pretty noticeable. Luckily, it washed out pretty well.
Airing out the shirt for a day or two between wears helped with the odor, but not by much after I got moving. The silky material is very lightweight and moisture-wicking, keeping you cool and dry-ish, even when you’re sweating buckets.
The Ignitor Tee has reflective trim and logos to keep you visible in the dark. It also has a small hip pocket for you to hold a credit card, ID, or other small knickknacks. The shirt could honestly do without the hip pocket.
It is very small on the XS and wouldn’t fit more than a house key comfortably. The pocket is a foldover pocket, so any intense turbulence might cause things to fall out. A Velcro closure could be added, but that would add extra bulk and bumps. I prefer to not have it at all.
The Ignitor Tee is available through Outdoor Research for $35.
The Ignitor Tee is paired here with the Outdoor Research Turbine Shorts.
This was sent to me for review.