Its my fifth day in the desert and the fifth day over 85 degrees. The sun here…relentless. Its hot. I’m covered in dirt, chalk, and sand. I look down at my partner as he belays me 600 feet up the side of this magnificent wall. Our eyes meet and I know his thoughts. Protect the belay. There can be no falls. No room for error. All I can think about is the task at hand. No time to worry about anything else. Why am I here? Why do we subject ourselves and our gear to these conditions? Simply to test ourselves. Test our minds and our bodies. And while I was at it why not some of Fayettechills new technical gear. The Carrolten Performance Tee to be exact. And it did not let me down. From the first crisp morning through the fifth day of desert heat I was thoroughly impressed. On the last day of our trip this tee was as comfortable and breathable as the first. Day in and day out it stretched when I needed it but wasn’t as bulky as other technical tees I’ve worn. It seemed to return to its original shape no matter if I was squeezing through a chimney or building institutional anchors on top of the crag. During my three day AMGA SPI course I was in direct sunlight for at least 7-8 hours a day. On top of the crag like lizards in the sun. But the Carrolton Performance Tee shines again (figuratively) with its 50+UPF rating how many times did I need to apply sunblock? Zero. In the end it even still smelled good though I couldn’t say the same for myself… In the end this tee performed better than any technical tee I have worn (and I’ve worn a few…) The only complaints? It only comes in one color (though the grey and orange does look sick) and it only comes in short sleeve. But hopefully not for long.
Red Rocks, NV
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