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Berhaus Vapour short sleeved zip tee review

09:14 2nd August 2013 By Andy Wilson

The slim-fit Vapour tee is designed as a running staple that will keep you cool even in this hot summer weather and avoid deteriorating to a stench thanks to its odour-vanquishing properties.

Berghaus_VapourA simply constructed tee, the Vapour does not stand out as anything particularly special at first glance. It is constructed of smooth, silky ‘Argentium’ fabric, which drapes nicely on the skin without clinging too much, and the ‘athletic fit’ just means it finds a nice balance between skimpy-tight and sail-like. The fit, in fact, is spot on, and when you’re on the move the tee does little to remind you of its presence, which is ideal.

Bugbears with running tees designed for hot weather are scratchy corners and taping, and the Vapour has none of those. The flatlocked seams are cunningly designed not to rub when you’re wearing a pack, and despite some panelling in the side sections, the seams do not get in the way. The zip, however, looks a bit clunky on the inside, with a long tail reaching down inside your chest, but the taped end means it didn’t rub either. Berghaus are as chafe-averse as me, it seems.

The zip neck reaches up high enough to protect against neck-chafing, and the double thickness material around the collar is soft to touch and didn’t rub. But despite all this softness, the tee failed to bobble despite weeks of abuse and washing. It’s hard to say if the odour-aversion Polygiene technology is working, or if modern washing machines just do a good job, but certainly despite a lot of stinky running, the tee still smells pleasant. The only sign of wear is in the seams of the arms, which are beginning to show a little fraying.

The Good:

  • Well cut and comfortable
  • Price not too painful
  • Odour-averse

The not-so-good:

  • Not as light weight as alternatives.


Score: 9/10

The Facts:

What Berghaus says about the Vapour tee:

Highly breathable technical short sleeved t-shirt for high adrenaline activities

Brand: Berghaus

Model: Vapour short sleeved tee

Price: £36

Used for: long distance hot weather running


Weight: 123g

Fabric: Argentium fast wicking fabric and Polygiene technology for odour management. 30+ SPF.

Sizes Available: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Colours: red, grey, white

Website: www.berghaus.com




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