Outdoor Research Essence Zip T-Shirt - Women's
Outdoor ResearchEssence Zip T-Shirt - Women's

Stay dry and fresh as a flower in the Essence Zip Tee.

Outdoor Research blended polyester and merino wool to give the Women's Essence Zip Tee its soft feel, excellent warmth, and fast moisture-wicking properties. A FreshGuard odor neutralization treatment keeps the funk factor to a minimum whenever you head into the mountains with the midweight Essence Zip Tee. Once you get your hands on this Outdoor Research top, you'll take it on any outside adventure.

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How much does this shirt weigh? Any size will be sufficient.

Hi there - it weighs 6.3 ounces in a size Medium. Let me know if you have additional questions!


OR Rep

Too thin

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

This item is much thinner than expected. You can easily see everything right through it. I promptly returned it.

Hi Sheri - it is designed as a thin first layer. I am sorry it didn't work out for you.

OR Rep

Thinner than expected

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

I ended up returning this shirt due to the fact that it's thinner than what I had expected. Fits true to size and the style is cute but I was looking for a slightly thicker performance top that could be used for activities in the Mid-West on those cold, bitter mornings.

Hey Jaclyn! Sorry this is not what you expected - We use this as a base layer / wicking piece, so we don't want it too heavy. Definitely designed for layering!

Thank you for checking it out -
OR Rep

Stinkless Polyester!!!

    I have had two versions of this shirt and the fit is significantly better than in past years. The torso is longer as are the arms.

    It has a great feel to it as well--soft like organic cotton--and has more warmth to it than a basic polyester tshirt.

    The thing that I absolutely love about this shirt is how it does not hold stink. Don't get me wrong, I own 2 Patagonia Capaliene baselayers and I prefer the weight of it. But I can't wear them more than 3 hrs because they start to smell AWFUL--no matter how much I wash them the stink never really goes away.

    I have not run into that issue with this shirt. It is lightweight so when I need a heavier baselayer, I still go to my Capaliene 3. Once OR starts making this in a heavier weight, I'll ditch my Cap 3 in a heartbeat for something a little less stinky!

    Dri-Release Wool with Beth Rodden

    Beth talks about Dri-Release Wool which is used in the OR Essence collection.

    Unanswered Question

    Hi, Does this material feel like...


    Does this material feel like cashmere?


    a bit shot

      Maybe it is the XS I've ordered, I bought the pink/red and felt a bit shot on the body. I am 154cm and 47kg. is quite light not mid-weight and I am satisfied with the quality.