Frequently Asked Questions
How does it auto-regulate temperature? How come your baselayer/shirt can keep me warm in the winter but also cool in the summer?
Let's look at two scenarios.
1) In the winter...
When the weather is cold you must wear multiple layers to exercise. What typically happens is your internal temperature rises very quickly, and this causes you to sweat. So your cold on the outside but very warm on the inside (due to wearing a bunch of layers). This is not ideal because
a) You quickly get sweaty and wet under all your layers, causing your inner layer to become soaked with sweat and stick to your body. This is very uncomfortable, i'm almost everyone have experienced it.
b) As soon as you stop exercising, you lose heat quickly through evaporative, conductive, & radiative cooling. I'm sure you have noticed that you lose body heat much faster if you are wet. Actually, water conducts heat away from your body 25 times faster than air. So if your skin and underlayer is wet, you are going to lose alot of body heat. Being wet in the winter is the fastest way to suffer hypothermia!
Because of the billions of very hydrophillic nanopores in our baselayer, your sweat (which is mostly water), gets sucked inside the fiber. Thus the water is no longer present on your skin. As long as you are dry, the chilling effect in the winter will be much reduced. In addition, the large surface area (due to the nanofibril construction), is very moisture wicking. So it dries quite fast as well compared to cotton/modal etc.
These are the two primary reasons why our baselayer keep you warm & comfortable in the winter.
2) In the summer...
So when it's hot outside, our bodies sweat and increase blood flow to the skin to cool down faster. However, the main reason why you would feel bad is not because of dry heat, but because of humidity. If you walk into a 100 degree steam room vs a 100 degree dry sauna, you'll be able to tell the difference immediately.
Basically as you sweat your skin gets more and more wet and once again your shirt ends up sticking to your skin. Being sweaty and hot in the summer is very uncomfortable. The worst part about alot "performance shirts / running shirts" by Nike, Underarmor etc. is they are made out of cheap polyester. Sure they dry pretty fast but they basically absorb NO water. Polyester is basically plastic, and we know plastics can't absorb water, what happens is all your excess sweat that can't be evaporated away ends up stuck on the surface of the fabric. This not only causes the shirt to stick to your skin, but massive bacterial growth. That's why you need to change your shirts so fast in the summer. With our Tencel shirt, the same benefits as i described in the winter section will apply in the summer. It keeps you dry and comfortable!Last updated:
If you have flammability/special thermal exposure requirements due to work circumstances (firefighter, electrician, steel worker etc.) the short answer is our baselayer should be 100% fine to wear to work
1. Our Tencel fabric passes all standardize flammability tests including Britsh Standard 5852 & 7177 as well as California Standard TB603/4. Because our baselayer is 95% Lenzing Tencel, it will NOT MELT on your skin.
See this study for full flammability test results vs various other fabrics including polyester and wool: http://www.lenzing.com/fileadmin/template/pdf/konzern/lenzinger_berichte/ausgabe_89_2011/LB_2011_6_Abu-Rous.pdf
2. Tencel exhibits unparalleled heat resistance. Its structural integrity and strength was maintained after 1000 continuous hours of exposure to 150ºC (302°F). Tencel remains highly stable even after 3 hours of dry heat exposure at 190ºC (374°F). Under the same condition, Viscose completely disintegrates. This means our baselayer is completely dryer safe, under any temperature setting. Merino wool baselayers cannot be safely machine washed or dried.
100% Pure Merino Wool Products = 15,000 to 20,000 Martindale Abrasion cycles before failure.
100% Tencel Axis Treated Fabric = 20,000 to 25,000 Martindale Abrasion cycles before failure.
100% Invsta 6,6 Cordura Combat Nylon = 250,000 Martindale Abrasion cycles before failure.
It's slightly better than Merino Wool, but because it's a natural fabric, it cannot compare to high grade synthetic material in terms of durability. However it prosses many comfort and technical features synthetics do not have, such as incredible moisture transport, odor resistance, incredible softness etc.Last updated:
Here are the final shipping rates, there are 2 choices.
a) TRACKED USPS shipping
b) UNTRACKED USPS shipping. You will NOT be able to see the location and estimated delivery time of your shipment. It is however slightly cheaper than the tracked option.
Shipping Rates for TRACKED SHIPPING
1 Piece = $25
2 Pieces = $30
3 Pieces = $35
4+ Pieces = $40
Shipping Rates for UNTRACKED SHIPPING
1 piece = $18
2 pieces = $25
3 pieces = $30
4 pieces = $30
5+ pieces = $40
If you do any add-ons, you must adjust your pledge to reflect the new shipping rate based on your TOTAL NUMBER OF PIECES.
If you decide to go with the untracked option, please manage your pledge based on the table above.Last updated:
Can I SWAP my long sleeve for: short sleeve / v-neck / female version / male version? Anything about swapping an item to another version.
YES. BUT, Please keep in mind that if you choose to switch, it will cost the original price you pledged. You may however add additional short sleeves at $28, long V neck at $39 and leggings at $39
WHY? This is because at the $28 add-on price, we aren't making anything from the short sleeve. In fact we're running a small deficit. The only way this price makes sense for us is if you do it as an add-on and we attach it to your existing shipment.Last updated:
What if I'm in between sizes? Or I usually wear different sizes for top and bottom? Anything size related!
For the top you should choose the smallest size that will fit your chest. For example if you are a man and your chest measures 40.5 inches, you should choose L.
For the bottom you should choose the smallest size that will fit your hip. For example if you are a girl and your hip measures 34.5 inches, you should choose S.
If you naturally prefer a looser fit, then just go one size up. So if according to the guide you need a S, then just get the M.
If you prefer a tighter slim fit, then just go down size down. So if according to the guide you need a M, then just get the S.
We do not recommend going multiple sizes up or down.Last updated:
Can I get 2 shirts instead of the whole set if I pledged for the whole set (or multiple shirts for multiple sets)?
YES! All you have to do is message us privately and we'll attach a note to your pledge.
You can also get 2 bottoms instead of 2 shirts or vice versa. Just make sure to PRIVATE MESSAGE US!Last updated:
39$ for if you want it shipped to the US / Canada
Please privately message us if you are an international backer.
If you want multiple additional shirts or leggings please private message us.Last updated:
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