A Personal Review of Thompson Tee and Sweatshield Undershirts

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2 x Products reviewed. I have no commercial link to either company, this is my own personal review. I am not willing to go public, let’s just say I am a 49 year old male who lives in the UK.

Firstly let me start by saying that finding these shirts was a miracle for me. I have tried everything to ‘cure’ hyperhidrosis and there is no cure. You have to learn to manage it. For me I suffer from overheating which 99% of the time involves ‘wet’ underarms. There is no rhyme nor reason as to when they get wet. It can be mid-winter or mid-summer. Also wearing a suit can be a nightmare as my underarms overheat as they cannot breath.



Bought a 5 pack, mixture of V neck and round neck

Thompson T


Bought 5 x slim fit and V neck only

Let me get straight to the end 1st and work backwards. Thompson Tee are better but for me nearly twice the price, are they worth twice the price, in my opinion yes and let me explain why.

As my intro says this has been a long term issue for me. Changed to a very good job about 2 years ago where at times I have to wear a suit jacket all day. I hate that as I have damp arm pits all day. Looked again at many solutions including surgery, can’t remember why or how but came across sweat resistant T shirts.

I had no idea if they would work so initially looking at cost I went with Sweatshield, buying a combination of round and V neck. After about a month of use I realised that they were very, very good and did solve the problem of sweat stains on work shirts.

Each to their own but I realsied I had made one mistake. I had bought mostly round neck. Often in work I don’t’ have to wear a tie and I didn’t like the T shirt showing. I decided I wanted V necks. I also decided to invest in what I read were the best, Thompson Tee.

Here lies a problem for Thompson, they do not sell in the UK. For the UK they wanted $60 to ship. That’s a lot of postage. With some help here I used https://www.viabox.com/ and reduced that to $25. However on arrival in the UK I got hit with a £35 import/Vat bill. Got 15% of for a 1st purchase but all in all Thompson cost me twice the price of Sweatshield. I have spoken to Thompson via Twitter and they say they will have a UK distribution channel soon(March 2016 this was still months away-Jan 17, scroll down to see change. Thompson Tee now available in UK via Amazon)

Key differences

Photo shows, Sweatshield are longer, too long. I would say both are a little too long, lot to pack in a suit trouser along with a shirt.

The big difference is underarm. Sweatshield feel much bulkier, they feel like a nappy under your arm. Thompson feels much neater under the arm. If Thompson get a UK distribution arm I will most likely throw my Sweatshield out and get another 5 x Thompsons.

That said I have tested both under very bad conditions and neither let through a drop of sweat.

Some final thoughts

  • Even though both are an additional shirt under other clothes they have no caused me to feel ‘extra’ hot. The slim fit from Thompson did feel much neater.
  • I was in Spain recently in business. For the 1st time in 25 years I could go out for dinner in chinos and a light blue work shirts. It felt lovely.
  • Don’t be put off by what I said about Sweatshield, if budget is an issue then go with them. They do work.

I hope this helps people, feel free to ask questions.

January 2017

Great news Thompson Tees now on Amazon Uk. Still prefer the slim fit, v neck bamboo shirts a size smaller than I normally wear (I’m a large, I buy medium). I had to learn this from importing at cost from America. If UK based you can now buy one and try yourself.


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