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. An odor neutralization treatment keeps the the fabric smelling fresh whenever you head into the mountains with this lightweight baselayer. 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.