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The Tru-Spec Xtreme Combat Shirt is the perfect combination of the protection of a highly durable BDU top and the comfort and lightweight feeling of a long sleeve base layer. The sleeves of the Xtreme combat shirt are similar to those of a standard BDU top, with the zippered Velcro pockets that are angled forward, raid-style, for a more aggressive look and easier access. The sleeves also have textured elbow sections that can be opened up to house an elbow pad if necessary. The left sleeve features an extra map pocket down near the wrist area while the right has a section meant to hold pens, knives, or other small tools that can be clipped on. The body of the Tru-Spec Combat shirt consists of a nylon/cotton blend base layer, which unlike a regular BDU, is very breathable, light and is able to wick away moisture almost 3 times faster then cotton. It features a thick collar made of the same material as the sleeves providing some extra neck protection, as well as a zipper extending to the center of the chest allowing for easy changing of the shirt as well as some extra breathability.
The Xtreme Combat Shirt is very similar to Tru-Spec's standard combat shirt in that it has the same nylon/cotton body and BDU-style sleeves, but the two are not the same. Whereas the standard combat shirt features reinforced padded elbow sections, the textured elbows on the Xtreme shirt can be opened to insert hard elbow pads for even more protection. The collar on the Xteme shirt is also different from that of the standard combat shirt in that it is taller, thicker, and made of the same material as the sleeves, and it can be zipped open similar to the buttons on a polo shirt. Finally, the pockets on the sleeves of the Xtreme shirt are angled forward raid-style while those on the standard shirt are vertical, and the standard shirt does not have the added map pocket or the section for clipping on extra tools.
Before Lion Claws, I had played airsoft in normal BDU's, but had never used a combat shirt, or really any type of Under Armor style clothes, so the combat shirt was completely new to me. When I first put it on, the body felt light and comfortable which was nice, but the first thing that I noticed about the sleeves was that they felt oversized and almost as if they were too big for my arms. The shirt size was right though, so I figured it was close enough and that I would get used to the arms. Overall, the shirt felt a lot more comfortable than a standard BDU top though, so I was happy.
When I put all of my gear on to play at Operation Lion Claws, I noticed that the lightweight body of the shirt made it much more comfortable to wear my vest, especially since we had to have a lot of gear for the amount of time that we would be spending out on the field. After getting all set to play, I didn't even notice the arms on the shirt anymore, and I found the entire load-out to be actually quite comfortable.
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