When shopping for polos, I like a little variety so I have extra options available to me. Hylete won’t win any awards for having a staggering amount of colors, but as always, they make up for it in a quality product. They deliver yet another polo that wears well that can be used for business (casual) and pleasure (sure, casual too).
I’m 5’10” and weigh 185lbs. I used the reviews on the Hylete website coupled with their online fit guide and decided to size-down and buy a medium sized shirt. I also have a couple of their quad-blend t-shirts and knew that the large was a little too big and that too influenced my sizing. A medium suggests a body length of 28 1/8”, chest width of 20 ½”, and sleeve length of 8 ½”. It’s important to note that this is the exact sizing as the Hylete Prime Polo. The medium fits perfect and I like the quad-blend of 31% bamboo rayon, 32% rayon, 31% cotton, and 6% spandex.
Again, as with most polos, there aren’t many game changing features to be found. I can however say I was worried about five-button collar. I imagined a shirt that when unbuttoned would show off the top of my belly. Lucky for all those around me, that wasn’t the case and the bottom button lands about mid pectoral range. The quad-bend makes the shirt comfy, but the one downfall is the blend also attracts lint from anything you wash it with. Despite that, it is great for outdoor work and breathes well enough that you could use it at the gym in a pinch.
This shirt goes for $86 retail if you can find it in a store, but likely you’ll be buying this online for $58. Compared to other polos, it’s a fair deal, but the boldest color you’ll find is an agean blue. You can get this polo for as low as $51.60 if you qualify for their trainer or military “team” pricing. You can also get $20 off a single order if you use my discount code.
This is a great polo, but the material can be a bit of a wild card. I’d prefer to be able to pull the shirt out of the dryer and a throw it straight on. Also, I’d like to do a load of laundry without having to a tedious amount of sorting. I’m also not a huge fan of the five button collars on shirts. Maybe it’s just a personal preference, but I like a traditional number of buttons on a polo. In short, it’s good but not great. If you want “great” buy the Hylete Prime Polo instead.