Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Noble Outfitters Review: Lauren Quarter Zip

Thanks to Breeches and Boat Shoes's giveaway, I was able to try the new Lauren Quarter Zip by Noble Outfitters.

I asked the rep from Noble Outfitters to surprise me and select either the merlot or navy color; I couldn't choose! I ended up receiving the lovely heathered merlot. 

I wore this under a light puffer vest with normal breeches to groom two horses and ride in sunny 50 degree weather with a chilly wind. The fabric is your typical winter weight sport fabric; relatively soft on the inside and a smooth soft outside, comparable to Nike's Dri-Fit quarter zips. I didn't notice any issues with dirt or hay sticking to me. While grooming and riding, I noticed that while I wasn't chilly, I wasn't warm either; I was a "neutral" temperature, if that makes sense. The shirt kept me very comfortable until the sun set. Then I tossed on a jacket and was back to comfortable.

Unfortunately, I am squarely between a small and a medium, and usually, for long sleeve clothes, I go with mediums for length; I could have made do with a small. (To put it in perspective, I wear a small in show shirts, and a medium in most sunshirts). The brand seems to run true to size width-wise and on the longer side lengthwise. I'm debating selling my current one and repurchasing in a small; I really love it, just not crazy about the medium on me!
Sleeves are a great length! Sorry for the terrible lighting- poor student with an iPhone and a dark apartment.

I plan on running in it next week and see how it holds up for high impact activity vs. low/medium impact.

Overall, I'm happy with this shirt; I had never tried any of Noble Outfitters products before, and was pleasantly surprised. This would be a great layering piece in colder climates, and kept me comfortable in chilly Alabama weather! If I had to change anything, maybe more color choices; I love solid colors, but didn't need any more dark tops.

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