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Odor Testing DRIFIRE’s Newest Gen 4 Fabric

By Bryan Black

During the SHOT Show this year, we were able to get some face time with the crew at DRIFIRE to learn about their newest products and Gen 4 Fabric.

We found it interesting that while many have tested the FR (Flame Resistant) properties of their material, they mentioned no one had put the odor resistant properties to the test.

On their Web site they mention that with the FreshGuard technology, you can wear their shirts for days “we dare you!” We decided to accept that dare (and forgo the physical challenge, for all you DoubleDare fans).

Until one of us at ITS deploys again, we won’t be able to give this Lightweight T-Shirt the *ultimate* odor control test, but I’ve personally decided to put it through the ringer as best as I can here stateside.

Testing Details

For at least the next week, and against my wife’s wishes, I’ve decided to wear a DRIFIRE Lightweight Short Sleeve T-Shirt without showering.

Yes, I know that’s gross, but what better way to test it than to try and simulate the conditions overseas? Of course I’ll still be using deodorant and wiping down with wipes as needed.

I workout everyday too, so I’ll be able to at least sweat it out for a few hours each day.

I’ll be creating a video each day do keep everyone informed on how the odor control features are holding up, and of course I’ll be making my wife smell my shirt too.

DRIFIRE Lightweight Short Sleeve T-Shirt

The shirt that was sent by DRIFIRE is their newest,  lightest weight t-shirt, which they consider “ultra-lightweight” within their current product line.

Using their Gen 4 Fabric, the 5.5 oz lightweight short sleeve shirt is designed with off-the shoulder flatlock seams for no-rub comfort.

The FreshGuard Odor Control utilizes antimicrobial protection with SilverPlus as a finish to help control odors.

Initial Thoughts

Right out of the package this shirt is very lightweight as advertised. It’s comfortable both as a stand alone T-Shirt and as an undershirt. It appears very well made, and the flatlock seams definitely live up to their “no-rub comfort.”

I’ll continue to update this article with daily videos discussing the odor test, so stay tuned!

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