Article: 5.11 Stryke Shirt

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Tiley

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Looks like a good shirt. For how long can you wear it before the dreadful synthetic clothing smelliness kicks off? I know it'll depend on usage and wearer to some degree but I assume that it will smell pretty rank, pretty quickly with that proportion of polyester in the make up...
 

John Fenna

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I guess the quality of the shirt means that it will probably last at least twice as long as one that costs half the price....
As to pong - I have yet to have any issues here - no worse than other poly-cotton shirts: generally I find that I can keep myself clean and my gear smelling sweet with an occasional wash - even in the field! As the poly cotton dries so fast you can get your kit washed and dried overnight in decent weather.
I find poly-cotton to be less evil than 100% synthetic which can start humming after a few hours wear..... but not as pong free as 100% naturals..
 
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Looks like a good shirt. For how long can you wear it before the dreadful synthetic clothing smelliness kicks off? I know it'll depend on usage and wearer to some degree but I assume that it will smell pretty rank, pretty quickly with that proportion of polyester in the make up...

Well I don't know about the smell, but I bought a pair of the 5.11 TDU trousers, sure they look good, but way to heavy duty and sweaty for me , I cant wear them in warm weather without getting Jock's Itch. If you want a lightweight active wear shirt for summer try the Craghopper NosiLife Safari shirt, £25 quid cheaper to.
 

John Fenna

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Well I don't know about the smell, but I bought a pair of the 5.11 TDU trousers, sure they look good, but way to heavy duty and sweaty for me , I cant wear them in warm weather without getting Jock's Itch. If you want a lightweight active wear shirt for summer try the Craghopper NosiLife Safari shirt, £25 quid cheaper to.
Personal choice - I wear the 5.11 Taclite Pro trousers in summer without issues and I am generally a sweaty person....