The Shirt You're Wearing Under Your Body Armor Is Making You Itch and Stink
If you wear body armor, at some point you've found yourself doing one or both of two things: Rubbing against an object like a cat, trying to scratch an itch and smelling yourself wondering if anyone else around you can smell that unmistakable body armor odor. It's ok... I've been there myself and feel your pain.
The problem is, those shirts were NOT developed for those who wear body armor. In fact, they were not developed for football or hockey players who wear pads. That's right! You see, the second you put anything over these moisture wicking compression shirts you immediately impede its ability to do its job.
These shirts require unobstructed access to open, ambient air to optimally do their job. Once you cover them with football shoulder pad, hockey pads or, in my case, body armor, zero moisture gets wicked into the atmosphere. Instead, it gets wicked directly into your pads or body armor.