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Outdoor Research Ignitor Tee

by Paulina Dao

Outdoor Research Ignitor Tee Review

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.

Outdoor Research Ignitor Tee Review

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.

Outdoor Research Ignitor Tee Review

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.

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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.

Last updated on December 15, 2017.

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tim deal June 25, 2014 - 8:03 am

This shirt is absolutely awesome. The side pocket is what’s up. Outdoor Research!!!!

Jeff Howell June 25, 2014 - 9:10 am

OR products are always top-notch.

Christopher Sorel June 25, 2014 - 9:11 am

scout camp with son

winehiker June 25, 2014 - 9:23 am

I’m happy to say I was part of the – ahem – Outdoor Research – behind this photo shoot. That, and I like the cut of this shirt.

Annie June 25, 2014 - 9:49 am

Love OR products, hope to score a free t-shirt!

Rose June 25, 2014 - 10:19 am

Looks great! I’m a runner, hiker, and cyclist. This would be a great shirt for all the active stuff I do!

lynne @ lgsmash June 25, 2014 - 10:28 am

hopefully if we win, we you/OR will send us a new, non-smelly shirt? ;) would love to win!!

John June 25, 2014 - 10:36 am

Cool shirt. I’d take it to Olympic National Park when I go backpacking with my kids there this summer.

Oshie June 25, 2014 - 11:05 am

One can never have too many hiking shirts, imo. Especially when you’re bound to hit lots of trails this summer!

ephrat June 25, 2014 - 11:14 am

This looks like a super comfy summer hiking shirt!

Christian Arballo June 25, 2014 - 11:54 am

This is awesome! The ultra lighter the tee the better :-)

Moira June 26, 2014 - 10:43 am

I could wear this when I go hiking

Sharon June 26, 2014 - 10:53 am

I’d take it hiking or running. :)

Maia June 29, 2014 - 11:05 am

I’d take it on the HIgh Sierra Trail this August!

Robin June 30, 2014 - 3:07 pm

This may be the tee I’ve been seeking!

Robert June 30, 2014 - 8:26 pm

That’s just amazing! What a great shirt!
I can think of a dozen upcoming trips where this would be great in my pack!

Melissa Avery June 30, 2014 - 10:29 pm

Congrats on turning ONE! It’s a great accomplishment :)

Wil C July 1, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Take it along on a section hike on the AT.

Erica @ erica finds July 7, 2014 - 6:57 pm

It looks like a great shirt for early fall running! I will take it on the lakefront in Chicago!

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