What is the perfect T-shirt to add to your rock climbing outfit?
The perfect climbing T-shirt depends on your preferences, the conditions and the style of climbing you do. Generally, just like any other piece of climbing apparel, climbing T-shirts should allow maximum freedom of movement and quickly wick away the sweat generated during the activity. To achieve this, synthetic materials such as polyester are used, or even plant-based fibres, like lyocell made from wood cellulose. These materials wick moisture and dry more quickly than cotton. However, keeping some cotton in the composition of the T-shirt is not a bad idea, this allows to retain a fabric with a soft feeling on the skin. For even greater range of motion, it is possible to use elastane, an exceptionally stretch fibre. This has materials covered. Regarding the fit, the choice is yours, sleeveless, short or long-sleeved tee-shirts. It is a matter of balance between freedom of movement, lightness, and protection. Protection from UV light, especially if the T-shirt offers a certified UV protection, but also protection from rock abrasion if you climb outdoors or resin if you climb indoors.