Baselayers are essential to a good ride or run. So why not get one that works, is comfortable, and is technical? You’ll get just that with the Sugoi Carbon Zip Long-Sleeve Shirt. Sugoi gave me the chance this past winter to test out the Carbon zip and here’s what I thought about it.
Sugoi Carbon Zip Long-Sleeve Shirt Features
- Fabric: FinoCarbon
- Fit: Slim
- Flat seams
- 10″ zipper
- Articulated for free movement
- Price: $55
Sugoi Carbon Zip Long-Sleeve Shirt Review
I thought the Sugoi Carbon Zip Long-Sleeve Shirt was just going to be another typical baselayer but I was pleasantly surprised. The first thing I noticed pulling it out the packaging was how soft the fabric felt. Putting it on, it’s very comfortable. Scoff if you’d like at the “softness” comment but if I’m going to be moving, sweating, and pushing myself, I don’t want my shirt to be uncomfortable.
The fit is great. It is definitely slim and hugs your body. It’s great for performance. I am 6 feet and 180 lbs and the large fits me nicely. I have long arms and the sleeves were long enough for me. One thing I think is missing though is thumb loops. I’m a fan of the thumb loops, especially on colder days.
The Carbon Zip did a good job with moisture management. On my sweatiest days it kept up. The FinoCarbon fabric is infused with carbon to help control odor. It is awesome at controlling smells! I could pull multiple uses between washings without making myself wretch each time I pulled it over my head.
All in all the Carbon Zip is a great baselayer. I’ve used it mostly running but have used it biking as well. It works as a good mid-layer on the bike as the fit isn’t quite long enough to cover your back on the bike.
- Great Performance
- Great Fit
- Not Smelly
- Would liked to have seem thumb loops
Get a baselayer that works. The Sugoi Carbon Zip Long-Sleeve Shirt is awesome. It’s comfortable, has high performance, and isn’t as smelly as other synthetic layers.