Cassandra O.wrote a review of Columbia Ultimate Catch Zero Hooded Shirt - Women's on May 29, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
So, I just started working at a zipline in Oklahoma. Because I'm a fair skinned person, sunscreen is simply a fact of life. I go through gallons and gallons of sunscreen in the summer, it feels like (and that's before having an outdoor job). So, this shirt seemed like a great alternative.
If you've never been to Ok, its extremely humid and hot in the summer. I'm pretty sure humidity was around 80% on Sat, and it was around 90F. There was a breeze occasionally, storms were moving through, and the sun was peaking our at times. To put it simply, it was hot. Very hot. Sure, we were standing 40 feet above the ground where they might be breeze, but there was no shade when the sun was out.
I decided to wear my shirt dry that morning and quickly came to the conclusion that I simply don't think I sweat enough. I was hot and sweaty, but the shirt didn't make me feel cool. It made me feel sticky and unexposed to the small breezes that would come. I only wore it on the first tour. I went for a short sleeve shirt on the next two outings.
On Sunday, I decided to try again, wet this time. Before each tour, I dunked the shirt in a bucket of water and carefully put it on (it took a bit...didn't help that I tried to put in on backwards in my haste). It worked great! Now, it would be dry by the time we came in, but I was cool for the two hours that we were out. Now, both humidity and temperature dropped by 10' over night...so theres that. Still, it worked! I was much happier on Sunday then with Sat.
So, maybe dunk it in some water if its super hot out. The SPF worked great, and I loved the ponytail slit in the hood.