Review: Columbia Total Zero Tee with Omni Freeze Zero Cooling technology

I was keen to try this top because it comes with some pretty bold promises about the effectiveness of it’s new “omni freeze” technology that wicks sweat away from the body and at the same time creates a cooling sensation. Not far off the perfect top then if it does what it says on the label!

Columbia Total Zero Tee with Omni Freeze Zero Cooling technology

As it turns out, the top performed superbly. In a 13.1 mile training run on a particularly warm, sunny morning and then a few days later in a 5 mile trail race in wind and rain the sweat wicking was excellent and considering it was a black top on a sunny morning I definitely felt far from hot although I’m not 100% sure if I was being “actively cooled” I do know that the top didn’t retain sweat like others often do.

In the rain and wind it also performed well and it was noticeable that again, it didn’t hold onto too much moisture either from sweat or the rain and remained light and a good fit.

Fit wise the material is very lightweight and the medium was a good fit for me without being too clingy and as someone who runs longer races and also run-commutes with a pack this top is a little longer than many of my others and I found this to be a benefit when wearing a pack as sometimes shirts tend to ride up at the back when the pack moves around but being slightly longer this didn’t happen.

Overall, a really impressive top with very good heat transmission to keep you cool. I’d happily recommend for any level of runner. You can buy it from Blacks