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I am trying to track down a source for this shirt and I'm not having much luck. I got it from a race recently and I've found it to be one of the better wicking shirts I've worn. Does anybody have a clue what model this is and where I can buy some samples? Google turned up nothing and the Zorrel web site is less than helpful. It does not look like it's a cotton/poly blend. No other info on the tag except that it's made in Thailand.
 

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Yes, it is a higher-end wicking shirt, similar to the nike sphere-dry ones. It works very, very well. Not all of these things are made equal!

I have ordered some Vapor samples to see how they compare but I'd rather get something that I've already tried out and can recommend personally.
 

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Thanks for the offer. I am neither ASI or PPAI. Heck, I don't even have a heat press (yet). I'm just trying to see what's available for doing small runs for local running clubs, etc.

I have heard about Wicked and am going to order some samples soon.

I know how pricey these things can get. To somebody who runs and/or sweats a lot, a good wicking shirt is worth a LOT! I have a closet full of them. Some good, some terrible. A bad one is not much better then 100% cotton...acutally, it's worse, they REEK after a few uses!
 

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Oooh... I might take you up on that. I've been talking with somebody at Zorrel (the president no less. He replied to my initial email to their generic mail account) and it's been a little like pulling teeth to get the info I'm after. I finally got comfirmation today that the Z500 is in the shirt I'm after.

I think if he had just forwarded my query to the sales department it would have been a whole heck of a lot easier.

Right now I'm after some samples (hopefully at something less than their full MSRP) of both short & long sleeve and white & silver to make some test prints and pitch them to potential buyers.
 

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I have tested both the Zorrel and Vapor lines for a few weeks now, and here are my observations for both of their 'performance' lines:

The Zorrel Z500 are hands down the better performing shirt. The waffle weave really helps the wicking action. The Vapor material is smooth and very thin, almost silk like. It tends to stick to the skin when wet.

The zorrels are truer to size. The vapors are cut very generously (except for the singlets).

The Vapors are much lighter weight.

The waffle texture will be a problem for longer duration activities. Without lube or nip guards, there will be chafing for the men. This may be TMI for some of you, but it's a reality for marathoners and longer distance runners. It hurts!

I am going to take a look at RaceReady gear soon. They have a full line of performance coolmax clothing.
 
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