Enhance your sweat glands' ability to cool you during long desert runs by slipping on The North Face GTD Crew before you head out into the sun. Thanks to FlashDry technology, your sweat dries quicker to cool your skin as you climb up winding trails. Super-breathable mesh panels and mesh back dump heat efficiently while the volcanic mineral-infused fibers prevent the build-up of odors.
- Polyester with FlashDry thermal technology features microporous particles in the fabric to encourage the evaporation of moisture from the fabric as well as from your skin, which enables evaporative cooling and super-fast drying times
- Volcanic minerals in the fabric reduce the growth of odor-causing microbes so you can stay fresh during long treks
- UPF 15-rated fabric blocks harmful UV rays
- Mesh side, back, and underarm panels allow better breathability to keep your body temperature in check
- Drop back hem provides a little more coverage during climbs
- Reflective logos add a little visibility to passing drivers when you run on roads at dawn or dusk
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I own 2 GTD shirts, one is a 2011 model and the other is 2012 with Flashdry.
I wear a size "S". The fit is close but not next-to-skin tight. Material is meshy, with the underarm panel and spinal area having more perforation for ventilation.
Usually wear them for the weekly hikes i do. They both dry within a reasonable time.
I wore the Flashdry version on a recent 2 week trip to Nepal. The area where my daypack straps rub ( rib area ) caused some minor fabric pilling.
Is there a difference between the Flashdry and non-flashdry version? Well, a simple test i did was after washing them and hanging them both to dry, the flashdry version got dry faster.
In conclusion. Flashdry works!
My kid love this shirts, excellent fit and great color.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
For the activities that this shirt is for its perfect its thin because its an athletic warm weather shirt to keep you cool, length is perfect there is nothing worse then when a shirt is to long and is catching on your shorts. I own 3 of these shirts and wear them religiously. Sizing is true to tnf sizing
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I had real high expectations for this shirt, being part of the newest line of The North Face and marked on the high $30's I expected this to be top notch and fit like a glove.
It didn't, it ran a bit short (not too short) and the 'reflective' bits are pretty much non-existent, the shirt itself felt a little bit too thin.
Those were my complaints, not deal breakers in any way BUT, for the price and brand I felt letdown, it's still a good performance shirt, I appreciate the visibility of the yellow one that I got and would buy again if they were to be on sale one day, but full price? I don't think so.
I also got the "Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite Double T-Shirt - Short-Sleeve" http://www.backcountry.com/mountain-hardwear-wicked-lite-double-t-shirt-short-sleeve-mens on the same order and for a smaller price I feel I got a bit more bang for my buck.
Keep in mind that I'm 6'4 and 250+lbs so the shortness of the shirt could come from the extra weight in my sweet belly, not be an issue for you.
TL;DR it's an okay shirt, would buy again if on sale.