Picture Organic Dephi Tech Tee review: A classic cotton tee look with strong technical credentials, the Dephi Tech Tee is a great choice for adventurous exploits…

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Picture Organic Dephi Tech Tee


£45 (not available in the US), picture-organic.com 


  • Made from sustainable materials
  • Relaxed, airy fit


  • A shade heavy for some workouts

Comfort: 4/5
Fit: 4/5
Sweat wicking: 4/5

If your workouts and training find you battling the big outdoors as often as hitting the gym floor, the Dephi Tech Tee literally has your back. Made for high-intensity summer adventures from fast-packing to mountain biking, it combines classic cotton-tee looks with high-tech performance.

Picture Organic Dephi Tech Tee features

It uses innovative Poly-Tencel fabric – a mix of recycled polyester and Tencel – that not only gives it the breathability, comfort and softness of a performance technical tee, but also makes it friendlier to the environment. 

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It has a loose and airy fit, more like a regular cotton tee, so it’s not too body-hugging. However, at 180g, it’s heavier than many of the training tops we tested. For a heavy-duty tee, though, it’s surprisingly good at shifting sweat off the body and you can use it for lower-intensity gym sessions, too. 

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The fabric features odour-fighting antimicrobial tech, so in theory you can tackle multi-day adventures without kicking up a stink. Though a lot depends on how much you sweat. It’s also treated with UP50+ protection, to offer a screen from ultraviolet rays and to boost its hot weather workout credentials.

We had no problems with durability. This went through multiple wash cycles without losing shape or leeching colour. Speaking of colours, the subtle tones and classic tee styling makes it a good option for kicking back pre- and post-adventure, too.  

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The Dephi Tech Tee comes in three colours and five sizes from S to XXL. It also has reflective detailing for extra visibility when your adventures go on beyond sunset.