Background: Lately I have been noticing a lot of ads for veteran themed t-shirts. As some of my favorite t-shirts are wearing out, I decided to try out the "Ranger Diamond Vintage Ultra-thin T-Shirt" by Ranger Up. I chose this one because I was looking for a replacement to my classic Ranger tab shirt. Here is my review:
Product description (from the website):
Ranger Up is proud to introduce the next in our ultra-thin vintage line. Like our MMA shirts, it has an athletic fit, but is also enzyme washed to make the material super comfortable and very thin. It is a 60/40 Cotton and Polyester blend. The front of this classic shirt showcases the faded Ranger “Lozenge” Diamond made famous when the 2nd Ranger Battalion stormed Omaha Beach during the Battle of Normandy. The Ranger Diamond was later immortalized in the film “Saving Private Ryan”.We were so torn on how to finish the shirt that for the first time ever we have provided two options for the BACK of the shirt:
Option 1: Rangers Lead the Way The motto "Rangers lead the way" dates from 6 June 1944, during the Normandy Landings on Dog White sector of Omaha Beach. Then Brigadier General Norman Cota calmly walked towards the commander of the 5th Ranger Battalion, MAJ Max Schneider while under heavy machine gun fire and asked “What outfit is this?” Someone yelled "5th Rangers!" To this, Cota replied “Well then Goddammit, Rangers, lead the way!”
Option 2: Sua Sponte Sua Sponte is the official motto of the 75th Ranger Regiment. It is Latin for “of their own accord”, which basically means that Rangers…well…have a tendency to take matters into their own hands. Its other meaning is a salute to the fact that the men of the 75th have to volunteer for three incredible challenges – to join the Army, to attend Airborne School, and to join Ranger Regiment.
What option did you purchase? I purchased Option 1: The one with "Rangers Lead the Way" on the back.
How does it fit? The shirt is described as having an "athletic" fit, which to me meant to order it one size larger because I like a looser fit. I called customer service to make sure and was reassured that was the right decision. That was the perfect choice. The larger size combined with the athletic fit was just right.
What was the cost? The shirt lists for $30. I took advantage of a coupon and free shipping and was able to get it for $25.64.
How was the customer service? Excellent. I called before I ordered and then later to get an idea when it would ship. Both times I felt like I was talking to an old friend.
Do you like it? I loved it. My lady loved it. My kids loved it. I have run in it, worked out in it, and even cut the grass in it. Love it.
Do you recommend it? Yes.
Where can I get one? Click here.