Gear Review: Craft proCOOL Tee with Mesh

A t-shirt with air conditioning.


An air-conditioned shirt? The proCOOL claims to chill skin by 5.8°F—a lofty promise. But during steamy indoor spin classes and warm-weather hikes, this short-sleeved crewneck truly did feel cooler than other shirts. The secret? Channeled, hollow polyester fibers that funnel air across skin and speed evaporation. An inverted Y-shaped mesh panel extends across the back, from below the neck to under the arms, for more venting in those sweaty zones.

Best For

Hikers who go hard, especially in hot, muggy climates

Tester Data

Kelly Bastone

Duration Feb. to April

Locales/conditions CO, WY; 50°F to 80°F, humid

“This shirt proved less stinky than many synthetics, thanks to the silver- and titanium-based anti-odor treatment.”