OK, so how good can a T shirt be? This good! Before my faithful “I don’t like your positive reviews, post more rants” reader can get too upset, I want to point out that this is just one of several shirts that Columbia sent for the spring season and it’s the standout by far, so it’s not like I’m just spewing good stuff about any random old T shirt I end up with. This one is really good. It’s just going to be hard to explain because yes, it’s just a T shirt, but it’s pretty incredible how many variations of cut, design, style, and fabric a plain old T shirt can have. Every few years I have to go stock up on technical T shirts, and when I find one that I find tolerable I just buy a bunch in each color. Using this bulk-purchase method, I rarely have to go shopping; however my look is not too varied, so new T shirts are a novelty. Dare I say, even a luxury sometimes?
All that reading just to find out I don’t shop for T shirts much, I know, I know. My point is that although I have a full compliment of T shirts, the Silver Ridge is a standout. I will cop to saving it for social occasions because it’s too nice to wear in anything rough-and-tumble (seeing as how I have so many others to stain up as I please, you understand). To sum up: it’s flattering, soft, comfortable, and very quick to dry should you be so gauche as to actually sweat in this lovely thing. At least I know where to go when I need to do my next T shirt supply run…so look, it’s a $30 T shirt, sure. But I would actually buy another, so that might speak for itself.