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    Does any one have any recommendations for a good under the vest t shirt? I have seen many around from 5.11 and under armour but didn't know if one was better or not.

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    I started with UA compression shirts. They made me itch. They also smell funky after a while, even straight out of the laundry.

    I switched to 5.11 cotton t-shirts, mainly because they're longer, have better collars, are cheaper, don't make me itch, don't smell, and don't fade as bad as ones from Walmart/Target/etc.

    UA's new enhanced cotton line might be worth looking into.
    Last edited by Resq14; 04-29-2011, 08:16 AM.
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    • #3
      UA loose gear all the way...I wear TNP T's and really like them
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      • #4
        Check out the Blauer 3XDry shirts. Feels like a regular cotton t-shirt, fits snug so there is no wrinkling under the vest but not "compression" tight like the UA shirts and don't smell like a dirty jock after you break your first sweat of a shift. I have been wearing the same shirts for almost 3 years now, so durability is not an issue.

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        • #5
          Any suggestions on how to stop the vest from riding up a few hours into the shift? It fits nice and snug for first few hours,then starts sliding up under the arms. I dont know if this is an issue with the t-shirt as its soaked at this point or is it an issue with the vest.

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          • #6
            I wear under armour, it fits nice and snug and keeps me cooler than others I have tried, Ive never tried 5.11 but Ive heard good things.
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            • #7
              I have worn the UA tactical or even regular compression fit shirt. They are great and keep you dry, however I have switched to 5.11 tight crew s/s shirt. I have found they have a better collar, and are a few inches longer so they stay tucked in all day long. Just my own opinion....They also have mesh vents for the armpit area which is nice..

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              • #8
                Does Under Armor help stop it from riding up?

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                • #9
                  My vote is with the UA or the 5.11 undergear I have both and don't really have a preference it's usually what ever I grap out of the laundry.
                  Rider,
                  as far as your vest riding up... was it fit to for you? and does it fit properly? also take a look at your shoulder straps my thought is they may be a little too tight, try letting them out a little. Also in my experiance unless your wearing either a Hidden Tailor or Shirt stays on the vest your going to get some ride up no matter what. I personally wear a hidden tailor and it keeps my vest down and my shirt tucked in all shift.
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                  • #10
                    Any of the Underarmor knockoffs compression shirts that sell at Wal-Mart and other discount stores for about $10.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by brkfst524 View Post
                      My vote is with the UA or the 5.11 undergear I have both and don't really have a preference it's usually what ever I grap out of the laundry.
                      Rider,
                      as far as your vest riding up... was it fit to for you? and does it fit properly? also take a look at your shoulder straps my thought is they may be a little too tight, try letting them out a little. Also in my experiance unless your wearing either a Hidden Tailor or Shirt stays on the vest your going to get some ride up no matter what. I personally wear a hidden tailor and it keeps my vest down and my shirt tucked in all shift.
                      No I didnt have it measured,it was issued. It seems to fit fine and is comfortable till the tshirt is soaked w/sweat about 2 hrs in. Then its a constant thing to have to pull it down from underneath my arms. I may try and get an underarmor shirt,then get the belt shirt stay and see if that works. They just gave me the thing and said "here ya go". Ha

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ateamer View Post
                        Any of the Underarmor knockoffs compression shirts that sell at Wal-Mart and other discount stores for about $10.
                        I'm fully with ateamer on this one. I had heard from a coworker that the target UA knockoffs were just as good. I think "Champion" is the brand. I bought a few and I've been really pleased with them. They're just like the UA shirts and do a good job of keeping you cool and wicking out moisture.

                        These are the ones I bought:
                        http://www.target.com/C9-Champion-Pi...k&frombrowse=1

                        I haven't tried any of the long sleevers or turtlenecks so can't comment on those yet.
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                        • #13
                          Hanes black cotton premium t shirts for me. But then again I am cheap.

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                          • #14
                            5.11 makes a t-shirt that is designed to be longer than the standard shirt so it stays tucked in better. I have not tried it but everything else I have tried from 5.11 has been A+
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                            • #15
                              I just switched from the sleeveless version of this type to the ones with sleeves and noticed the pit stains and BO subsided.

                              http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...413878.4414003

                              Edit: Purchase a size larger than usual. I'm skinny and these are tight on me.

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