Blackstrap Brackish Top Hooded Sunshirt Review
Blackstrap Brackish Top Hooded Sunshirt
The Blackstrap Brackish Top Hooded Sunshirt is a must-have for recreating outdoors in all environments.
Constructed from SUNsoft 4-way stretch fabric, the Brackish Top Hooded Sunshirt is packed with technology (UPF 50+ UV rated; highly breathable; quick dry; and antimicrobial) to meet every adventure you have: on the water, on the mountains, in the desert.
I most recently wore the Brackish Top Hooded Sunshirt on a hike at Cataract Lake; a hike where there were several exposed sections, dense tree groves, rushing mountain water, and a bit of some boggy and very bug-infested areas.
It’s a bit heavier fabric than what I’m used to in a performance sun shirt, but it wasn’t a deal breaker.
In fact, the shirt worked well in all the conditions. I was surprised that I spent an entire day outside and I didn’t smell. Nor was I sweaty.
Note that the shirt runs a bit long. Because I’m petite, it fits practically like a tunic. Also, note that I am in between a small size and a medium. I went with the medium, which may or may not have been the right choice.
When I have that dilemma with any baselayers or form-fitting clothing, I usually opt for the medium. However, it was probably a mistake because it was baggy in places where it shouldn’t be and tight in the places that I didn’t want to accentuate (my midsection). If you are like me and in between sizes, I would recommend getting a smaller size.
The Blackstrap Brackish Hooded Sunshirt performs well, has nice graphics (kudos for the subtle topo design), and checks all the technology and wear and care boxes for a great performance shirt. The only problem is that it just didn’t fit me well. It shouldn’t be a deterrent for others, just a word of caution before ordering.
Made in the USA
SUNsoft 4-way stretch fabric
Lens safe (I loved this for wiping down mucky sunglass lenses)
UPF 50+ UV Rated (Blocks 97.5% of harmful UV rays)
Highly breathable, ultra-lightweight, quick dry, naturally antimicrobial, machine washer/dryer friendly & chlorine/salt resistant