Evann reviews the Astroman Shirt by Outdoor Research and gives it a big thumbs up.
With a nod to climbing, the Astroman from OR is a versatile piece of clothing that just became my number one favorite shirt. It’s light, wicking and fast drying with a classic style. If you’re planning a trip to a hot environment this shirt will keep you cool and looking classy all day long.
The first thing you'll notice when you grab this shirt off the rack is the supple feel of its fabric. It invites you to try it on and never take it off. In fact it barely feels like you're wearing anything at all. The stretchy fabric moves with you on the climb and the flat lock seams never rub or itch. The all-ways stretch is courtesy of the 15% lycra which gives it a relaxed, but groomed look at all times, even after its been scrunched up in to a ball in the bottom of your pack. After several climbing sessions in hot weather it barely had a whiff of odour and coffee stains rinsed out easily. The built in UV protection was a nice bonus too.
It only comes in three colours, however (four if you get the short sleeved version). I thought it was a shame that OR didn't see fit to include lighter colours such as beige, stone or white because I would have bought them as well.
I found the short sleeve version worked great for going from crag to pub and the long sleeve version was perfect for going from work to crag.
Simply put, this shirt is amazing. Get one.