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    Jersey fit?

    I was tryin on some spandex shirts today and I was wondering. Do you want a skin tight fit or a slightly loose fit? I have a choice between M, which is a little short, or L, which is larger but a little loose. Which is more conducive to proper sweat wicking?

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    Skin tight is more conductive to wicking away the sweat.

    Are you talking about cycling jerseys or stuff like Under armour shirts? Because you said spandex, I'm getting confused.

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    Its the dristar shirts from walmart. I'm not sure what there made of but I read that they do a decent job for 9 bucks. I'm on a bit of a budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by pharmboyrx
    Its the dristar shirts from walmart. I'm not sure what there made of but I read that they do a decent job for 9 bucks. I'm on a bit of a budget
    I just bought three of those, two that are the combination spandex/polyester mix (stretchy and kind of glossy), and one of the looser "cotton-looking" shirts. The stretchy ones are better, probably because they are skin-tight, or nearly so. Not much wicking is going to happen if the shirt doesn't contact the sweat.

    BTW, Target also carries shirts like this. They are the C9 shirts, I believe made by Champion. I didn't buy any (I had just bought the Dri-Star shirts), but they look like the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pharmboyrx
    I was tryin on some spandex shirts today and I was wondering. Do you want a skin tight fit or a slightly loose fit? I have a choice between M, which is a little short, or L, which is larger but a little loose. Which is more conducive to proper sweat wicking?
    I wear all of mine tight - I go for performance. Wicks just fine with tight fit.
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    Tight enough that it doesn't flap in the wind.

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    Sweet. Yeah I'm gonna pick up some next week prolly. I just wanted to know what works better. THe C9 ones at target are $15. I'll tell you what I really need is bike shorts, but those are a little out of my budget for the moment.

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    Are the dristar shirts thick enough so that your nipples aren't showing through?

    because I really don't like wearing shirts that do that...

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    I think it's personal preference. I like my jerseys kind of loose.

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    I hate skin tight fits, Im 5' 9 200 pounds, not a bucket or lard by anymeans but I can find a jersey loose enough. I wear a T-mobile Jersey size XXXXL and Its still too tight, wont stretch either. Kinda sucks, Youd figure a 4XL would fit a rider my size but dang what does a real clydesdale do?
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