Outdoor Research Essence Tee-136186 - Women's


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Light, soft, and quick to dry, the Women's Outdoor Research Essence Tee has the performance of a Merino wool blend and the feel of cotton. The active cut fits more like your favorite T-shirt than a piece of technical wear. The seams are moved away from your shoulders for more comfort when carrying a pack.


  • Lightweight Dri-release® Wool fabric manages moisture, dries quickly
  • 88% polyester/12% Merino wool for superior wicking and a cotton-like feel
  • Built-in FreshGuard® odor neutralization
  • Raglan sleeves

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Review Summary

5 out of 5

2 Reviews

  • Build quality: 1
  • doesn't retain odor: 1
  • Ease of use: 1
  • Great design: 1

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Wicking: 5 / 5

2 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Wicking: 5 / 5
from Columbia, SC
25-34 yrs

Most Useful Shirt
December 30, 2011

This shirt is awesome! It doesn't retain odor and it wicks away moisture. The fit is perfect, very flattering. The material is very durable and lightweight. It is comfortable and doesn't itch. Ive worn it for multiple consecutive days backpacking with no problem at all! The long sleeve 1/4 zip is also amazing. Both are essential!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, doesn't retain odor
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Wicking: 4 / 5
from suburbs of NYC
35-44 yrs

Awesome shirt!
January 23, 2013

I love the OR Women's Essence Tee. I remember seeing it in the store when it first came out, but I didn't want to spend that much on a short sleeved shirt. When I saw it on this site for that price in my size and the color i wanted (bluebird!), I had to buy it. I actually have been using it in winter as my first layer, and it has held up quite well. I love the wool blend and how it doesn't smell like the polyester shirts, and can't wait to see how it performs when it gets warmer (I am confident it will be just as good). Keep em comin OR!

Pros: Performance

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Berry, Bluebird, Trillium and Willow.

Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xs, size small, size medium, size large and size extra large: xs, s, m, l, xl.

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