Outlier Blazed Cotton Pivot Shirt Review: Can Science Save You from Sweat Stains?

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It doesn't have to be the middle of summer for you to sweat though a shirt. We're humans, and we sweat. Sometime a lot! Often that means awful dark pit stains. That's not supposed to happen with Outlier's Blazed Cotton Pivot shirt—a unique anti-sweat textile designed so you can look like a million bucks in hundred-degree heat.

What Is It?

A dress shirt that repels dirt and sweat using a hydrophobic fabric with a proprietary Nano-Tex treatment. Moisture just beads up, as opposed to soaking the shirt.


Who's it For?

People who have active sweat glands and stylish shirts.


A "Pivot Sleeve" design allows for more range of motion—it's fitted, but it doesn't tighten across your back to suffocate you. Got a pocket and a placket.

Using It

Take off the shirt you have on. Put on the Outlier Blazed Cotton Pivot Shirt. Button it up. Get hot; it's no big deal.


The Best Part

Sweat just slides right off the hydrophobic fabric. It doesn't stick. It doesn't stain. No one will ever know about your horrible sweating ever again.


Tragic Flaw

It's really tough to iron out wrinkles.

This Is Weird...

The fabric is noticeably soft and supple compared to a typical stiff shirt.

Test Notes

  • A bird shit on me while I was wearing the shirt. Most of it wiped away clean!
  • Slightly weird sensation as your sweat stays on your back as opposed to sticking to the shirt.
  • The fabric is 100% cotton, but a lot more breathable than you'd expect, because it is made with "low twist yarn."
  • A medium size fit a 5'10," 170-pound guy nicely off the rack.
  • The front pocket is useless.
  • Collar is slightly wide.

Should You Buy It?

Yes. It's a lovely shirt. A decent amount more money than I'd like to pay for a lovely shirt, but if you don't want to look like a pit-stained pig, it's totally worth it. The spiffy techy fabric works.


OUTLIER Blazed Cotton Pivot Shirt

• Size: M
• Chest: 38
• Length: 27.5
• Sleeve Length: 34.5
• Fabric: Cotton with the Nano-Tex Treatment
• Price: $144
• Gizrank: 4 Stars


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So wait, It's hydrophic on the inside also? As opposed to being wicking on the inside and hydrophobic on the outside? Seems like it would leave wet and clammy. I'm not so sure about this.