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Numi Sweat Proof Undershirt Reviews:
In 2013 Founder Michelle was motivated to solve a problem she herself was facing - She was no longer wearing her favorite pieces of clothing because dry-cleaning was expensive and they were prone to noticeable sweat stains. Let's face it, we've all been there. After a successful crowdfunding campaign, Numi was born!
Numi's high performance sweat proof undershirts wick and absorb moisture and oder away from the body thus preventing stains. They've expanded into some beautiful silks that I hope to try!
Numi The Crop - XS Black & Almond $60 (Oct 2021)
Why I Was Interested In Trying The Crop by Numi
I followed Numi as a brand for a couple of years before finally ordering a couple of their performance sweat proof undershirts to try.
Shifting to more conscious clothing purchases recently means I have been slowly adding better quality pieces into my wardrobe. A lot of these pieces are beautiful natural/more sustainable fibers like cashmere, silk, organic cotton, tencel and modal to name a few.
Proper care of our garments can help them to last much longer. Most of our clothing items are being washed way more often than is actually necessary which causes breakdown of the fibers and shortens the lifespan of the garment considerably.
Thus, one reason to try Numi sweat proof undershirts was to extend the number of wears before needing to wash! Having a base layer prevents the garment from contacting your skin and absorbing sweat and other oils throughout the day. (And it's cozy in these cooler months!)
Throughout the day, I often notice visible sweat marks in the armpit region of my tops, no matter the weather. I do make and use my own natural deodorant which works great and honestly I feel that I sweat less than I used to when I used commercial “deodorant/antiperspirant”. Still, sweat comes out and I am totally okay with that (it's natural and part of the body's design!), but it can be awkward if it’s really noticeable.
And of course, I don’t want to have my garments stained over time from this. So preventing those sweat marks, temporary and permanent, is another reason to try Numi technical undershirts for women.
Finally, the modesty aspect. I personally always feel more comfortable when I have a modest base layer on. This allows me to wear different necklines and silhouettes without feeling self conscious or needing to constantly adjust them. I always thought a cami was the perfect solution for this, and recently tried quince silk camis, but was a little disappointed that the neckline was lower than my preference for this purpose and the fit was also not ideal for it either. So Numi undershirts could be a perfect cami alternative for modesty!
TL;DR - I tried Numi because I was interested in preventing sweat marks and stains, minimizing the need for washing garments, thus extending their life, and as a modest layering piece.
Numi The Crop Review - Fit
I chose size XS and the fit is comfortably snug, as it should be. I think XS was the right choice for me. I'm always torn between XS and S, but since I didn't have to accommodate my hips (petite pear over here!) as this is a crop top, I felt safe with the XS.
Numi The Crop Review - Quality/Longevity Prognosis
The material blend, 90% Tencel, 10% Lycra, is thin (except at the armpits) on purpose, so that it can be as invisible as possible underneath your other garments. This being the case and having some experience with soft materials, I anticipate it pilling a bit from the friction of always being worn under a garment. Since I don’t plan to wear this as a shirt alone, this shouldn’t be a problem if it does indeed happen. It won’t impact my primary ways of wearing the Numi Cropped Essential Undershirt - to prevent sweat stains and extend the life of my more precious garments. Finishing and stitching quality looked very nice upon arrival!
Numi The Crop Review - Wear Testing
To wear test this "sweat proof undershirt" I decided to wear it under a few different layers of clothing.
Layer 1: Numi Undershirt
Layer 2: Quince Silk Button Up
Layer 3: Mott & Bow Cashmere (Review Here)
I started to get pretty warm in this combo and proceeded to clean the entire house and do laundry. By the end I was feeling very warm, if not overheated... And guess what? Success!! No moisture on my finer garments, even the Numi didn’t feel wet from the outside. Also no other deodorant marks etc.
Initial thoughts from wear testing:
Reverse neckline is too high and makes me feel frumpy.
Scoop neck is so low it cuts below my bra lines which makes for weird lines under clothing and doesn’t help replace a cami for modesty.
Sleeve lines could initially be seen on some thinner materials but seemed to roll out as the day went on and disappear. Could be avoided with the long sleeve edition possibly.
Trying to pull fabric up at the shoulders to raise the scoop neckline caused weird bunching. I think with broader shoulders and a fuller chest you wouldn’t have any trouble, but I am petite and I think I must have narrow shoulders so it doesn’t work great for me and I hate the feeling of clothing falling off my shoulders.
Numi The Crop Review - Functionality
The Numi sweat proof undershirt does the job for me. It keeps me feeling cozy, my armpits dry, and my other garments protected. Unfortunately as a modest layering piece, it’s not as functional as I would have hoped *on my body*. :( I find the crew neck option to be too high and the scoop neck is extremely low on me.
Additionally, I know many wear this shirt on it's own, but I find the material too thin for that purpose, personally.
Numi The Crop Review - Were my expectations met?
Kind of. I'm getting 2/3 of my wishes on this purpose, so that's pretty solid!!
There are a lot of days when I'm like, "man... I wish that Numi neckline fit me better because everything else about it is EXACTLY what I want to wear and need for this outfit today..." I can't be the only one feeling like this is almost perfect!
Numi The Crop Review - Would I Rebuy? Any Suggestions for Improvement?
I would definitely consider rebuying if Numi adjusted the neckline or made an additional neckline option that wasn’t such a low scoop.
I would also consider getting the full length version (aka "The Signature"). I bought the crop thinking it would be more versatile year round for modesty/sweat resistant layering without the bulk of tucking in another layer. In reality it’s making me a tad chilly in the winter because my chest feels snug and cozy with the extra layer, while my belly feels a bit breezy and exposed through the top clothing layer(s). In the warmer months I am guessing my use will be more limited than I initially expected because of the necklines being less than idea for me.
For most people who don't mind a scoop neck like this and aren't as petite and narrow up top as I am, I believe this top will work very well for them as is!
Numi The Crop Review - Will I Keep it and actually wear it?
Yes. I will definitely be keeping the Numi performance undershirts and I will definitely get good use out of them and continue to formulate an ongoing opinion of them.
I hope this review has helped you decide if Numi's Essential Undershirt "The Crop" is right for you or not.
Check out all of Numi's current lineup with a discount here!
Numi The Mask - OS Black & Almond $15 (Oct 2021)
The Mask from Numi is made from upcycled fabric from their essential undershirts - Tencel/Spandex Blend. The masks are two layers and super soft, as you'd expect. Having a petite face, I have found that many face masks do not fit me well and gape open at the sides which is not ideal. The Numi face masks actually fit my face well! As with all masks I've tried so far that go behind the ear, the back of my ears do get sore after extended wear. But that's better than the alternative, for sure. :) Bundles of 3 masks come at a discoun, btw!
Other Numi Products I'd Like To Try
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Nisolo Dari Boot Review
TL;DR - Definitely Recommend. True to size but size up for wide feet or thick socks.
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My first pair of Nisolo shoes are these beautiful Black Dari Commuter Boots!
I have been eyeing this pair of black leather ankle boots with a heel for the longest time, probably going on about 2 years, in fact. One of my In Search Of items has been a pair of versatile black ankle boots to wear casually and with dresses and skirts.
The unboxing experience was exciting and felt so special. Each boot comes in it's own protective bag which is testament to the love that went into making these leather ankle boots.
Why was I interested in Nisolo Dari Commuter Boot?
The Dari Boot is an elevated black ankle boot with a 2.5" heel - High enough to make for a polished finish when wearing dresses and skirts but low enough to wear every day and be comfortable - even travel days! The commuter edition of the Dari Boot has a rubber sole which I thought would fit my lifestyle well - no matter the weather or how much walking, I think they will be more comfortable than a stacked wooden heel.
Breaking in Leather Boots
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Nisolo Dari Boot Fit Review
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More On Shoes:
Maybe it’s just me, but I think shoe care is a little overlooked, don’t you? Footwear is really important as it protects our feet and literally supports our entire body! Yet for some reason you don’t really hear a lot of people talking about maintaining their shoes. In simplifying my wardrobe and investing in better quality pieces, I am learning the art of caring for clothing and footwear in a more thoughtful way. I decided to get started with a couple of sandals I didn’t think I could mess up!
The few times I have worn these Tevas, they have managed to collect a gross amount of gunk in the grooves of the footbed. Yuck. And in the maaaaaannnny times that I have work my Wiivvs (Now Fit My Foot) custom orthotic sandals, I noted that lately they were kind of starting to … smell? Ick. Between the material, it being summer, and wearing them almost daily it was bound to happen.
Cleaning Teva Sandals
Cleaning the Tevas was simple. I put them in my bathroom sink and got them wet. Then I just used a mild, natural soap and a little scrub brush to get in all the grooves. After I rinsed them of I dried them with a microfiber towel. Good as new!
Cleaning Wiivv (FitMyFoot) Custom Sandals
Cleaning my Wiivv (FitMyFoot) Sandals was similar. I went ahead and wet them, added the soap, lightly scrubbed, rinsed off and dried. As I was drying the straps, though, I noticed these gross little crumbs. I forgot to scrub underneath the strap where quite a build up of sweat (i assume) had soaked in. So I sudsed up again and got it cleaned really food and now they are nice and fresh again! Hooray!
This is the kind of maintenance task that I tend to put off, but in all honesty it only took about 20 minutes start to finish including extra time to snap some pics, and now I actually want to wear the sandals again whereas before I was passing over them because they were in a semi-gross state. Reframing tasks like this as a way to unwind, a way to care for the belongings you have and make them last, rather than just another chore is so beneficial. It actually becomes, dare I say… enjoyable!
I hope you’ll give it a try with some of your shoes that need a little TLC. My next shoe care project will be my Birkenstock’s. The cork needs re-sealed and the footbed needs a scrub down! Stay tuned for how to clean your Birkenstock’s footbed!!
While this little Lupe Technology post is not sponsored, I am proud to be an affiliate for such a great brand!
For as long as I can remember, the top name in vacuums and cordless vacuums has been Dyson. That name often comes with a hefty price tag yet most who have parted with their eldest in exchange for a Dyson, sing it’s praises.
Shark has gained a name in the vacuum industry for quality and affordability, holding their own against Dyson.
Yet a new player is now on the horizon. Have you heard about Lupe yet? Forbes called it “The Rolls Royce of Vaccums”
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A Bit About Lupe Technology
If you’re looking for the best vacuum 2021, or more specifically, the best cordless vacuum (because sweeper cords are soooo annoying) look no father than the Bristol, UK tech startup Lupe Technology. Founders Lucas Horne and Pablo Montero set out not just to make another vacuum, but to engineer a cleaner world by operating on the principle:
“innovate what we should, not what we could”
The earth doesn’t need more junk, more products with too many options that aren’t used, needed, or efficient. We don’t constantly need a new model just because a company “can” or need to for marketing.
We need to “buy well, buy once” as the Lupe Pure Cordless Vacuum Cleaner product page urges and reminds.
Lupe Pure Coordless Vacuum Review
Lupe Technology Sustainability
Lupe Technology is ISO 14001 certified and currently carbon neutral with a carbon negative goal set for 2023. Way to go team!
The Lupe Pure Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is better than Dyson and Shark vacuums in a number of tests by independent vacuum enthusiast/researcher Vacuum Wars.
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As you can see the Pure Cordless vacuum looks more like a slim “regular” vacuum, compared to most of the cordless stick vacuums currently out which hold most of their weight at the handle. I personally do not understand that design trend and find them to be awkward to use, resulting in tired and sore arms/wrists. Not to mention how easily they topple over if not propped up carefully enough. The Lupe Pure may be a bit heavier than it’s competitors, but you’re losing that frustration of a tired arm and gaining a superior clean. Besides, when weight is properly distributed in a well thought out design… you’ll hardly notice. ;)
It’s easy to underestimate how important a clean home is. Many people live with a hastily tidied home and don’t realize that the dust etc they are missing can contribute to poor indoor air quality, allergies, and general feelings of being unwell physically and mentally/emotionally. Quality cleaning tools are a worthwhile investment for your health and when you buy something that will truly last, it’s also good for your wallet and the planet in the long run.
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