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Ably Review: This Shirt is Blowing Our Minds


Can we please have all of our clothing made out of this cool fabric coating now? We tried out a t-shirt from Ably that’s made with Filium, an amazing fabric treatment that repels liquids. Check out this video, where I poured water on to the shirt–it beads up and leaves the shirt completely dry.

Ably Review

Price and Where to Buy Ably: Available for pre-order on Ably’s Kickstarter page, starting at $40 for a shirt

How Ably Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. Never worry about stains again! It also repels odor and moisture, so you can wash your clothes less often.
  • Value: 6/10. Some of the lower level price options on Kickstarter are sold out, but you can still pre-order for a reasonable cost.
  • Durability: You could pour a glass of red wine all over this white shirt and it will just run right off!
  • Cool Factor: I’m mesmerized by this technology–this would be a game changer for travel if more clothes were made with Filium.

Final Verdict: We can’t wait to see this innovative fabric coating hit the market!

Caroline is always on the lookout for cool new travel gear. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at

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