Anyone try the Tasc brand of clothes?

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  1. Posture Guy

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    Just saw TW carrying a relatively new line of clothes, Tasc. Looks interesting, a combo of organic cotton, bamboo and 'elastane', whatever that is. Wondering if anyone has given them a try. They look nice, albeit with a limited selection and pretty simple designs (which I like), and they're modestly priced.
     
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    Ordered the white shirt, should be here on Wednesday. Elastane is spandex, so it should be nice and stretchy.

    Hope it works out well.
     
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    I did find this review of one of their Ts. Very positive. I've ordered a shirt and shorts, looking forward to giving them a try.
     
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    Ok, I ordered a pair of shorts and a tee. Wow, this stuff is amazing. I haven't played in it yet, just worn it around the house, and wore the shorts on a run. VERY impressed. Amazingly soft, this shirt is the most comfortable shirt I own and it's not even close. I've got tees from underarmour, nike, reebok, adidas, and this is my instant favorite.

    Fortunately with our clinic I was able to apply for and receive a wholesale account. We're going to make this stuff available to our therapists. Good thing at wholesale, because I plan on buying a lot of their stuff.
     
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    Tried my Tasc shirt in a singles match last Thursday. Wicks better than Charged Cotton, but not as well as full poly. Very soft and comfortable.
     
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    Yeah, on super hot days here in a Texas summer I'll probably wear my Underarmour Cold Black tee. The marketing says it's designed to actually reflect back a good portion of the sun's rays and heat, even if you're wearing a black tee shirt. Not sure how it does that, but it does feel pretty comfortable in the heat.

    But I can see wearing Tasc shirts on more moderate days, it's definitely more comfortable than any of the other stuff I own, and for indoor day to day use, these are great.
     
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    No way a black shirt is better than a white shirt!
     
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    Well, I probably agree with you. I'd like to see the testing data.

    Is a Cold Black black-colored tee going to be cooler than a normal black tee? Probably. Is it going to be cooler than a normal white tee? Dunno.

    If I'm playing in the heat of the day where the sun is not low in the sky either morning or late afternoon, I'm wearing light colors, Cold Black or no.
     
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    How does the fit run on the Tasc shirts and shorts? The online review said the shirts were cut "comfortably large" which is good for me as I never know if I should order a large or XL. Also I believe TW said the waist of the shorts were slightly tighter then the marked size. Do you guys find this to be true?
     
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    Yeah, I'd say that was true. I normally order large with UnderArmour, and I'd say the Tasc shirt feels SLIGHTLY baggier. I bought the Essential tee, going to try the Carrolton next, the one with elastane in it. Might try a medium size, too, though I suspect I'm in between sizes, and I'd rather a shirt (for this purpose) be slightly too big than too small.

    Shorts? Didn't really notice anything on the waist there, but they're drawstring, you know? Not like hooking on a pair of jeans.
     
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    Reviving an old thread I know. :)

    However just wanted to give my first impression of Tasc clothing. In particular this shirt.

    I wore it for a 2 hr session of singles with a lot of running / longer points in an indoor bubble (humid). I was quite impressed with it from a performance point. It really did seem to keep me relatively cool, wick the moisture away and was not very clingy. It was a lot more comfortable feeling than most if not all polyester shirts and even polyester/cotton blends and performed nearly if not as well. In fact from a comfort level it was EXTREMELY comfortable. Very soft to the feel fabric, not too thick at all and I didn't feel the seams at all.

    The only downside I had was fit. I'm a medium and the sizing in that regard was spot on, but the way it's cut is not something I was fond of. It was quite baggy in the midsection / waist area. I prefer something that is more evenly fitted from chest all the way down to waist. This one certainly 'flared' out near the bottom. I found this a bit strange for an "athletic" garment.

    My other pet peeve - the collar was quite tight around the neck. I'm not much for very loose collars, but this one was too tight - made it ride up the neck a bit. Had to give it a few good pulls to loosen it up a bit.

    Despite some of the fit issues, I still really enjoyed playing in this Tasc shirt and would certainly buy more. They are also quite well priced for the performance and the styling is nice and clean.
     
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  12. Posture Guy

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    that's a really good and fair review. I agree with all of it.

    I wish their collars were a bit looser, but you get used to it. The cut is a bit funky, kind of "blousy", but the material...oh my. Just amazing soft, silky and comfortable.
     
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    It's not available through TW, but they do have a "fitted" tshirt that's part of their fitness line that might be better. As you said the feel of the fabric is amazing. I don't exactly have bulging muscles so not sure I can pull it off, but this one looks pretty good:

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    Watch out for shrinkage with Tasc.
     
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