Salomon’s XT Softshell Long Sleeve Tee Review

Salomon XT Long Sleeve Tee
Salomon XT Long Sleeve Tee

By Mary Webb

Salomon gears us up for Spring with the XT Softshell long sleeve Tee.  While stepping out of winter activities in Salomon’s Idol 8 ski boots, we discovered the same style and quality in the XT Softshell.  We zipped up the Salomon Tee for a morning bike ride along the river; looking to stay warm along the cool water’s edge and shaded forest, without sacrificing mobility of movement.

Ever set out on a ride or run wanting something warmer than a t-shirt, but not quite cool enough for a jacket?  With jacket-like quality, the XT Softshell Tee protected the skin against light winds.  In addition to detailed stitching, there is a trio of detailed technology!  ClimaWIND fabric is a Teflon-coated microfiber that kept the wind at bay.  We instantly felt the support and stretch with a quick pinch of the sleeves and the fabric has our seal of approval with its wet-suit like characteristics.  In addition, the shirt didn’t ride up the torso on our ride which was an added bonus.

Time to breathe folks. Trekking up hills worked us up to a sweat, but we enjoyed the versatility of the Softshell’s half-way zipper.  Double stitched zipper holds a large-etched pull grip firmly in place, easy to tug on while advancing to topographical heights.  Mesh fabric is sewn in where you need it,  under the arms and back.  The mesh allows perspiration to escape when you need to escape to the outdoors.

Going for a ride after a recent rain?  No worries about getting wet while flying through the muddy trails, ClimaWIND works with actiLITE technology to keep you dry.  We discovered as we got wet, the drops bounced off the fabric.  SMART SKIN technology works to regulate body temperature and kept perspiration to a minimum, great feature for a suggested selling price of $70.00.

The XT Softshell makes it easy to run out and meet a friend on the trail; a small zippered pocket is sewn in at the right rear of shirt.  Perfect for your house key or perhaps some lip balm.

For the fair-weathered jock, UV protection is built in to the design.  This becomes important when summer comes sizzling in and scheduled hikes are soon to arise near

Mesh backing helps control ventilation.
Mesh backing helps control ventilation.

Sedona. We took this shirt out on the golf course and it was extremely lightweight.  With all the upper body movements necessary to work on your PGA golf swing, Salomon makes it

easier with flat-lock stitching; assisting to produce a sturdy bridge between mesh and microfiber.

Smart design on the SMART SKIN; reflective logos dot the shirt is various locations.  Strategically located on the left side of the shirt to signal traffic along the road side, complimenting the Bay Blue and White color design.

You won’t have to think twice about purchasing Salomon’s triple technology Tee!  The XT Softshell travels well and will take you from sunrise to sunset.  Whether it’s a day on the golf course, race course or even the rat race, you will  be comfortable, inside and out.


  • SMART SKIN™ technology
  • ACTLITE™ technology – keeps you dry
  • UV protection up to 50+ UPF
  • ClimaWIND™ technology provides light wind protection
  • 1/2 Zip feature
  • Zip pocket
  • Flatlock seams for comfort
  • Reflective detail
  • Weight 230g 8,11 Oz
  • waterproofness up to 14000mm
  • Breathability 20000 g/m2/24h

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