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86 reviews | 4 out of 5
I disregarded most of the other reviews that claimed the Starter Men's Long-Sleeve Compression Tee was sized much too small, thinking they must not have understood they were purchasing a "compression fit" garment. My apologies to them.
I went ahead and ordered a medium -- my usual size and in accord with the Walmart size charts. It really is too tight, and especially uncomfortable in the mid- to lower torso as it tends to constrict breathing. I have a 29-30" waist size, so I don't think that's the problem. It's still a wearable, but a large probably would have felt much more comfortable.
I find that most "medium" sized tops today are cut with enough room in the belly to fit a spare 48" screen television, so this was a bit of a surprise. I was concerned that Walmart only sold big-bellied apparel equipped with giant low-cut armholes.
My advice would be to purchase one size larger than you would ordinarily, but individuals obviously differ in preference with respect to fit,
I got this to keep me warm when i run at night. I does, and it works well as a compression shirt too. The only problem is that it is too small. I knew that they were small so that they could be tight, which is what i wanted so i got my size, a medium. It is too small. It stays for a while and after running it does not stay below my waist. That is the only problem though.
I bought this shirt for my son, and so far he loves it. He usually wears Under Armors, but they run $30 or more, so this is a great alternative. He is only 11, and weighs just 74lbs, but the mens size small fits just the way he likes it. So I will have to agree with the other reviews about the sizing being off. It was a good thing for us, however, since they don't carry these in boys sizes. We will be buying more.
I'm very happy with these compression tees. They fit and feel just like the more expensive brands like Under Armour and have helped keep my core warm during a few outdoor workouts so far this fall. They also really show off my muscles - can't complain about that! Will definitely be buying a few more of these in the near future.
Let me just start by saying the size recommended on the size chart is totally off! My husband is about 185 lbs and I measured him and ordered the size it said would fit, which was a Medium... He could barely get it on! I now wear it instead, Im 120 lbs and it fits pretty nicely. SO ORDER LARGER THAN YOUR NORMALLY SIZE! lol. But overall I love this shirt. Ill just have to order my husband a much larger size. Its great for working out in and its very comfortable!
This product is great for layering--definitely does what it's supposed to do. However, the sizing is off by 1-2 sizes. I realize it is a compression shirt and they are meant to fit tightly: however, we have been purchasing compression gear for many years and are aware of the fit. This particular shirt is just plain too small for the size it states; i.e. sleeves too short, shoulders not wide enough, etc.
I bought my husband one of these to use as an extra layer under his work uniform (he's in and out of the elements all day). He loves it, and says it works as well as the UA shirt he has. This was a test to see if it was a good substitute for the UA b/c at a 1/3 of the cost I bought him two more.
I do agree that they run really small (even for a compression shirt). I had read the reviews before buying him the first one and I went ahead and bought a size larger than he normally wears and it fit great. So the sizing is off, but everything else about this shirt is fabulous.
The make of this product is very good & I would recommend this product. It works very well. It keeps my husband warm when he is working out in the cold. So the product does very well when it comes to it's purpose. HOWEVER......, IT FITS VERY SMALL. I ORDERED A XLARGE when my husband normally wears a medium or large at most. So this being an XLARGE So I figured I had more than enough room for him to fit in it. I DIDN'T. JUST AN FYI IT WAS VERY TIGHT. SO I WOULD RECOMMEND AN XLARGE OR LARGER NO MATTER WHAT SIZE YOU WOULD NORMALLY BE ORDERING.
product runs very small a man's large fit my 9yr old nephew...I returned product.
I bought a set of compression wear as an alternative to the old fashioned cotton thermal underwear. These, top and bottoms feel great under your regular clothes and do keep you very warm. They are tight at first and you have to wear them and wash them a few times before you get used to them.
I wore these to the gym the other day for the first time and I was amazed! I was able to excersize longer and do more than I normally do. Once you get used to them they are very comfortable. The waiste band is a little tight but it eases up a bit after the dryer hits it a few times.
I would like to see these items in other colors besides the boring black navy and grey and white. Reds, greens, bright blues, purples.
I now have two complete sets and plan on buying more for the winter time.
Very pleased with this long sleeve performance tee. very good quality for the cost.
I bought 4 of LS Tee's for Christmas presents. They were shipped in two orders (by size) each shipment came well within the shipping time given. I couldn't be happier with the merchandise or the process.
The quality of this tee stands up with the big boys, like under armour, nike, adidias..
The price blows them out of the water.
BUT..I'm 6'3" 180 lbs. and ordered an XL..The sizing was way off..An XL MIGHT fit a 12 yr. old..
Had to order a 3XL to make it work..
So, order big!
My kids are involved in sports and you never know how the weather will be so we always have our compression tees. These are just as good as Underarmour and 1/3 of the price. Highly recommend
I have a ton of Under Armour gear and thought I would try to compare. For the price, compared to UA, I'm not in the least disapointed. It certainly isnt UA quality, but you're not paying $50 for a heat gear shirt. If UA is too expensive for you, give this a try! You won't be disapointed!
runs small as some other buyers have commented. Bought 1 size up and fit me perfectly. Good buy for the price.
The shirt was too tight for me, even after stretching it out for a few days already. I was definitely disappointed with this buy.
I am 5'9" and 190lb and I ordered size Large and its way too tight. should order XL.
Received my two Starter shirts with anticipation. They looked great in the picture on line and the price was really good. I ordered a navy and a black shirt men's XL. I opened the packages which seemed really small. The shirts would have fit a 10 year old kid. They were clearly marked as MEN'S XL shirts! I took them back to our local Walmart and they couldn't believe it either. So in summary....DON'T buy these shirts unless you weigh about 80 lbs and are 4 feet tall!
I've seen the other reviews about sizing problems. I ordered one of these in Navy sized Large and it came the way it was supposed to.
First time having a compression tee and I must say it's pretty wicked.
Nice, comfortable snug fit, stretches evenly.
Haven't really tested it in a cold, active environment yet. This is not something you want to wear around the house as you will be too warm. Unless you're one of those chronically cold people, then this might actually help.
This is a garment meant to be used in layering clothes. It wicks moisture away to keep you warm and comfortable but you need layers to trap the heat.