I love wearing wool. Wool sports bars, wool knickers, wool baselayers…. its soft, virtually stink-free and doesn’t stick to your skin when you start sweating like all the plastic, polypropylene, synthetic types. I love wearing wool. Period. And then…….
Karly, the super fabulous ambassador of Lululemon, gave me the Swiftly Tee to take out for a test-drive. Admittedly, I was a bit timid about sporting this new top. My worst memories of synthetic baselayers surfaced. It sat on a shelf in my closet for a couple of days, staring at me. Finally I got brave. I threw it on under my Sunnyside Jersey and headed out into the blustery weather. It was only going to be a short ride.
I was instantly impressed. Shockingly impressed. In fact, I ate my words about synthetic baselayers then and there.
I had been tasked with writing a product review of my newly acquired favorite baselayer. I did so promptly upon returning home.
"Lightweight and super breathable, I barely knew I had it on. Long enough to tuck in, fitted enough to flatter, without being constrictive, the Short Sleeve Swiftly Tech Tee is fabulous.
Worn alone, or under a cycling jersey, the Swiftly is comfortable, moisture wicking and doesn’t stink (at least not so far). The sleeves are a bit capped making it super easy to layer up (or show off your biceps) and with a seamless construction; I don’t foresee any chafing problems.
It is difficult to find an athletic top that can be worn as a base layer and by its self; LuluLemon nailed it on this one. If only it was made in a tank."
Stop by the new Bend Show Room on Bond Street, open Thursday thru Sunday. Sweet people, sweet product and sweet inspiration. You, too, will be impressed.