DHaRCO, Australia’s surf-inspired mountain bike clothing brand, bring out a few casual items to complement their range of trail and gravity riding gear. The Tech Tee, made from Dri-Release fabric, is available in both men’s and women’s styles. I tested the women’s Tech Tee over a few months to see how it would hold up to the daily stresses of travel and riding.

Dri-Release is a blend of fabrics that dries four times faster than cotton, doesn’t wrinkle, and has no static cling either. I took three DHaRCO Tech Tees away with me on a long overseas riding trip and subjected them to all the inhumane treatment that went along with it. Apart from the obvious benefits of wearing a quick-drying tee, on the occasions when hand washing was called for, the Tech Tees did dry exceptionally quickly. The only punishment they didn’t withstand was being thrown into an industrial-grade hotel dryer in Austria – the kind that’s made for sterilising linen – one of my Tees came out a little pilled, but nothing serious, and undoubtedly my fault.

Dharco tech Tee

The Tech Tee is soft to touch, and the women’s cut is flattering: fitted without feeling clingy. It has a little extra length that’s perfect for riding and for girls who are a little taller than average. I couldn’t wear any other casual t-shirt I own on a ride without revealing most of my lower back, but had absolutely no worries keeping it under wraps in the DHaRCO Tech Tee. Hooray!

A staunchly dedicated jersey and bibs girl, I was surprised to find that I actually enjoyed riding in my Tech Tees, especially in hot weather, when I generally teamed my favourite black ‘J’Adore Rouler’ tee with purple DHaRCO gravity shorts.

There's also an extensive range of men's styles and colours. There's also an extensive range of men's styles and colours.

It’s pretty rare to find a t-shirt that looks great, is cool, and comfortable both on and off the bike. I’ll be keeping mine away from industrial grade dryers from now on.

Hits

Great fit, cool styling, Dri-Release material delivers what it promises

Misses

I just wish the range was bigger

RRP: From $55.00

From: www.dharco.com