19 October 2017

..::Product Review::.. Haeleum Insect Shield Shirt - Gleam

THE REVIEW:  I was provided with the opportunity to test out the 'Insect Shield Shirt' from Haeleum, and let you guys know if and how it works.  I chose the Gleam style in Rhodonite Red. There are many other options available on their website (for both men and women, and even kids), but since I wanted to try this for me personally, I selected the one for women.

Okay. So bugs.  Insects.  Creepy crawlies.  Whatever you want to call them.  They are all around us; they outnumber us.  It's a fact of life, one in which we cannot avoid.  However, it is possible to avoid them.  But, how?  

I've lived in many large cities that spray for the majority of insects, so I can honestly say that I never really had to 'deal' with them like I do now.  I live in a more rural area now, and the ... okay ... let's start the list: gnats, mosquitoes, no-see-ums (these are my most-hated, by the way), wasps, ticks, stink bugs, flies, ladybugs, and lovebugs by the dozen.  These are just a fraction of the insects that I come into contact with on a daily basis.  It's hard to avoid any of them.

Living on such a large property requires lots of outdoor attention. I've tried gnat hats, but they look kind of dumb, long sleeve shirts in the middle of the Georgia heat are a no-go, and insects laugh and liquid repellent after the first try.  Needless to say, I'm pretty sure I'm a good candidate for this review!  I sure hope it works as intended.  On to the review...

Before I even begin the 'official' review process, I would like to share my first impression notes:

+ This shirt is pink, not red.  I expected a deeper color.  I love the color, just not what I had expected.

+ This feels like Active Wear that I use when I work out. 

+ It doesn't have any scent to it.  I thought it was going to have a distinct 'fragrance'.

This shirt can be found here and costs $36.99.  Shipping is free with any order over $50.  

Here is a little bit of information about this shirt from Haeleum:

Lightweight and highly breathable, our short-sleeve Gleam boasts a feminine cut with v-neck and comes in seolfor gray, sky blue and rhodonite red. Our extreme moisture-wicking 100% DrýTru polyester fabric is snag and pill resistant and quickly moves sweat away from your skin to help keep you cool and dry while you’re taking in the natural beauty atop a mountain peak or on a forest path.

The shirt is packaged simply.  And by simply, I mean it has a tag on it.  I'm good with simple, though.  The tag lets me know who makes it and what the product does.

The shirt is a cut v-neck with the brand logo screen-printed on the front.  The care and sizing information is printed in the back upper neck portion.

I usually wear a size medium shirt, but I received a large.  It's incredibly fitted, so I do suggest going up a size.  It's very comfortable, and surprisingly breathable.

+ Kept away the no-see-ums, mosquitoes.
+ Extremely breathable and comfortable fabric.
+ Washes well and does not fade nor shred.

+ Has built-in sun protection (in case you forget).


- Does absolutely nothing for the gnats.

- Has a limited lifetime on it.

- Runs on the small side.

+ YES-- does repel insects.
+ YES-- wicks moisture & keeps you comfortable.
+ YES-- can be used as an insulator.
STAR RATING: On a scale of 1 to 5, this gets a 3.
RECOMMENDATION:  YES, I recommend this!  Please refer to the pictures to see why.  Although it only got an average rating, I do like the product.  It just is really expensive in my opinion to have a limited life, the color was not what I expected, and the sizing was smaller than I had in mind.
Order here (pricing may vary).  You can also find this product online with Amazon and sporting goods stores like Cabelas.

Please visit Haeleum
I received this product for free in exchange for inspection and an honest and unbiased review.

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