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FINIS Thermal Training Shirt Reviews

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  • 3/14/2014 thermal swim shirt

    rating star By New swimmer

    I'm swimming laps & cold all the time. (Female) I bought this shirt with hopes that it would keep me warmer. It's a little short in the arms but lots of room for motion in the arms. It's not as warm as I had hoped for, but I'm glad I bought it, it works well in the water. The chest is tight, but I'm not sure a larger size would work. In the water it doesn't feel too small, just when dry.. I bought a medium & I'm a size 6 female/ 5" 4"

    New swimmer
    boise idaho

    Fit: Feels too small

  • 2/24/2014 Kindergarten Swimmer

    rating star By Jennifer C.

    The XS shirt fits like a 5/6.  It's a little long and baggy on my son who wears a 4T.  It seems to keep him much warmer, but a warning it is HEAVY WHEN WET.

    Jennifer C.

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 1/4/2014 Shirt is big

    rating star By Jo

    I am 5"2" and weigh 108 lbs. The adult small is too big and they do not make an adult xs. I have ordered a youth medium because the youth large had the same height size as the adult small. The shirt works for lap swimming if you can get it tight enough

    germantown, TN

    Fit: Feels too big

  • 7/29/2013 FINIS Thermal Training Shirt

    rating star By mamabear

    My 6 year old son (45 lbs and skinny)h wears a Youth size M. Fits him well, sleeve length, neckhole and all. He used to feel cold in the pool even on a hot day (temperature in the 80"s), now he is happy.


    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 7/7/2013 Be careful of size

    rating star By alicia p.

    This shirt feels like it will keep my son warm and he said it did. The size, however, feels very small. My son just turned 7, but he isn't big at all. His height is 35th percentile and he is 4 ft tall.  His weight is 44 lbs and he is 3 rd percentile.  I used the size chart, which gave the XS a height up to 4 ft 6, so I got it based on his height.  The shirt fits widthwise, but, as for height, the length just skims the top of his hip bones, so, not very long, and the sleeves are an inch above his wrists. If a child of 4 ft 6 wore this it would be ridiculously short.

    alicia p.

    Fit: Feels too small

  • 8/7/2010 Life Saver

    rating star By Thankful

    Was very hesitant to buy this shirt at first because I didn't know if it would really be worth the money, but it goes down as one of the best purchases I've ever made in my life.  Decided to take this shirt with me on a "day" hike from the top to the bottom of the Narrows at Zion National Park.  Being early July, it was warm out and the Virgin River at the start is quite shallow, so I didn't start the hike with it on, but this shirt was on before my first dip into the water.  My hike wound up taking me 20 hours to complete, almost 10 hours of which were made in the dark and required crossing rapids and a little bit of swimming in the parts where I couldn't touch.  One of the best things I did was bring this shirt because it kept me warm, before and after I got it wet.  It dries really quickly!  I don't even want to imagine what this hike would have been like without it.  Definitely a life saver in that situation.  Shirt also helps me get into the pool a little quicker for lap swimming.  Heaviness of shirt while swimming is good for training, and doesn't create so much of a drag that form is lost.  Also good to wear on rafting trips.

    Carlsbad, CA

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 5/14/2010 Tight fit

    rating star By Michael K.

    It works as I use it to coach and teach swimming lessons in the water.  Keeps me warm, but the sizes run very, very small.  The XL I ordered feels like a Med.

    Michael K.
    Fairfax, VA

    Fit: Feels too small

  • 3/14/2010 finis thermal training shirt

    rating star By mario

    Fits nicely, keeps in some heat, does not interfere with my stroke. Creates some drag for a good training effect. I think it is a good value. I recommend it!

    Houston TX

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 1/27/2016 Finis Thermal Training Shirt

    rating star By Kathy

    I purchase this Finis Thermal shirt every year as I do a water exercise class twice a week. (This is my 4th shirt). Although the pool is indoor, the water is cold especially during the winter months! This shirt keeps me warm and I can remain in the pool longer after the class is over. It is not as chemically resistant as I would like so the black color easily turns gray. It also starts to stretch out within a month, and by 10 months, my size SMALL skin tight shirt, looks XXL! Hence the need to replace every year. I have not found any other shirt that works as well  to keep me warm. I would give it 3 stars because it does stretch and is not as resistant to the pool chemicals as I would like it to be. I only wear it  90 min. twice a week. I rinse it out after every class and let it drip dry. The washing machine will ruin it! I usually wear a medium in work out clothes, but know from experience that this shirt will stretch out fairly quickly so I purchase the small size which is really skin tight for about a month.

    Denver, Colorado


  • 12/15/2015 Keeps you warm

    rating star By Laurie

    Does good job keeping you warm while swimming, but runs big...and stretches out in the water


    Fit: Feels too big

  • 12/7/2015 Excellent

    rating star By NRS

    Perfect to knock the chill off early morning swims. Just what is needed during warm up and first few swim sets.

    Weston, FL

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 10/19/2015 Warm but a little big

    rating star By Nancy B.

    Overall, I am very happy with the shirt.  It still takes about 300 yards to warm up but I do stay warm in an outdoor pool.  The fit on the wrists is a little big allowing water to enter and creates drag.  The left armpit sleeve rubs a bit which is uncomfortable.  My goal was to stay warm in the water and it does the trick.  I wish it came in an XS because the small seems a bit to big.

    Nancy B.
    Ventura, CA

    Fit: Feels too big

  • 9/14/2015 Good for only one season!

    rating star By Willie F.

    I bought two of these for my wife and I to use in outdoor water aerobics classes last winter. They do run a size small, so I had to send them back for the next larger size. However, the spandex has completely deteriorated when we tried them on this season for the first cool morning. The shirts are now too loose to use as swim shirt and will have to be replaced.

    Willie F.
    Fernandina Beach, FL


  • 12/30/2014 Saved my training

    rating star By Robert

    Bought this as a last ditch effort to save my gym membership. They adjusted the pool temperature down to save money and swimming was all I had the membership for. I quit swimming for about 4 months. I ordered the shirt and it works just as advertised. I warm it up in the shower before getting into the pool and the temperature shock is gone. I quickly warm up so that I can take the shirt off after about 10 minutes. Makes acclimation easy without creating drag. I am 5'8", 155 lbs and a large fits me perfectly. Great product and a necessity if swimming is your love.

    Dallas, Texas

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 9/24/2014 Very good product

    rating star By christine o.

    Warm enough for the pool and good fit

    christine o.
    Durham, NH

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 6/18/2014 Very Comfy

    rating star By L Jackson

    I'm glad I made the purchase; I was able to shed the vest and still be warm.

    L Jackson
    Livermore, CA

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 1/4/2014 excellent quality do order an xtra size up ,very comfortable fitting

    rating star By mother of two

    I was looking for something to keep my 12 year old warm for the  winter months here in,Ny I came across an other top but a different website were out of stock when I found this top I   hesitate to order at first but decided to go with it anyway am glad I did it does its job,do order an xtra size bigger my son is skinny and not tall he usually wears a medium I order him a large a little be loose on top but he"ll grow into it length was ok long enough,great buy

    mother of two
    long island Ny


  • 11/9/2013 satisfied customer

    rating star By jim

    i water walk in a pool in central florida twice a day for 90 minutes each time.  as the air temps drop and wind kicks up the shirt keeps me comfortable. i am pleased with my purchase.

    the villages, fl

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 9/18/2013 Fabulous shirt to keep skinny kids warmer!

    rating star By Jeramie

    My very thin 9 year old could not stay warm at her swim practices, so I purchased this hoping it would help.  It does!  We ordered the small, and I am going to order one more in xs to fit even snugger and warmer.

    Wichita, KS

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 2/28/2013 Keeps those skinny kids warm

    rating star By Julie James

    The problem was that during swim sets, my child and many of the kids were shivering. This long sleeve thermal swim shirt does the trick. My daughter is 9 and quite a string bean so I wasn't sure on the size. I purchased the Medium for her. It seems a good fit. She says it feels a little big in the water though. If you want a less expensive option then try your local big box store. I bought a purple long sleeve shirt from their "active section" and it seems to work just as well for a fraction of the cost. Just make sure it is slightly close/snug to the body. Be sure it is that material that is best for workouts/fitness (similar fabric as a swim suit).  

    Overall I'll have to say we are very happy with the Finis Thermal shirt!!!  Great purchase if your considering it.

    Julie James
    Bristol, NY


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