#VMWorld T-shirts Part 2

The Second part of this series is up with T-shirts from New Horizons, Springpath, Zert0, OneNeck and Thinprint.

New Horizons backNew Horizons front

Name : New Horizons
Model: C-port 100% Preshrunk Cotton
Size: CL
Quality: The Quality of this shirt feels good too, a bit too thick but that ensures durability. I like the Pre-shrunk ones, as they don’t warp as much when washed.
Print: The Front has a big I’m all about that upgrade amidst a list of a bunch of technologies they offer courses on. And the back has a bit oversized company Logo
Score: 5/10
Conclusion: The two things that are dragging this shirt down is the fact that they only have XL, and even though they claim its US sizes, it really isn’t. The other is the colour is a weird faded burgundy that I really don’t like.

OneNeck frontOneNeck Back

Name: OneNeck
Model: District Made 50% Cotton 50% Polyester
Size: XL
Quality: Eventhough this isn’t 100% cotton it feels really soft and nice to the touch
Print: The print on the front is the company logo weirdly placed on the left of the shirt, and the back has a nice smaller sized version of the logo.
Score: 6/10
Conclusion: Again a company that doesn’t make sized bigger than XL. Please have your marketing people change this for next year.


Name: Springpath
Model: Next Level 60% Cotton 40% Polyester
Size: XXL
Quality: The quality of this one is a bit like the PernixData one, a bit too thin, and it feels like it will very likely warp out of space after a few washes.
Print: A Donkey SmartASS on the front, with actually no company logo at all. But tied to their Solution Exchange theme. Not a shirt I would plan on using after the show
Score: 4/10
Conclusion: The quality and the print are what drags this one down. 

Thinprint front

Name: Thinprint
Model: C-Port & Company 100% Cotton
Size: XXL
Quality: A bit heavy on the fabric, which will make it somewhat warm to wear, but otherwise a nice one
Print: A “Spoof” of all the Keep Calm and … shirts, where they put Hug a Printer at the bottom instead. Kinda funny once, but I don’t see myself wearing that shirt outside the convention. Will bring it back for my Printerguy at home though.
Score: 6/10
Conclusion: An ok shirt from Marketing, but not sure what the idea really is. Might of course be hard to create anything really nice with something as boring as printers 🙂

Zerto FrontZerto Bacl

Name: Zert0
Model: Next Level 100% Cotton
Size: XXL
Quality: Again a Next Level one, that I don’t really feel will hold up to many washings
Print: A somewhat Simple white drawing of a Dragon being fought off by two Zerto Knights, and the back a list of all the conventions which they will attend
Score: 5/10
Conclusion:  Zert0 was the first shirt I rated really bad, and they did improve for 2014, and had promised me that this year would be better. So somewhat disappointed in this T-Shirt. You can do better!

First Sponsor T-shirt Review

This is the first review I’ve planned. I bounced the idea of a few #vmugdk’ers who thought it could be a fun thing to do. So here goes the first review, and if people like it I’ll keep going.

Thinking about doing this under VMworld 2014 as well, it could be fun to do review while there and point people towards the nice t-shirts and maybe get feedback on where to get some myself.

To start of this review, I’m gonna review 1 very good one, one which is O.K.  and 2 very bad ones, detailing what I find good about them and what I find wrong with the bad ones.

First one is a shirt from VMworld 2010 in Copenhagen.

VMworld 2010 frontVMworld 2010 back

Name: Official VMworld T-shirt of 2010
Model: Hanes Tagless 90% cotton / 10% Polyester
Size: XL
Quality: After a few washes, this T-shirt has gone out of shape, become wider and shorter.
Print: The print is still visible, but is somewhat faded. Not that obvious and could be worn on normal days
Score: 4/10
Conclusion: The fabric feels a bit thin, but the print is still kept very neutral, a good choice.

Second one is from VMworld 2013 in San Francisco.

VMworld 2013 Front VMworld 2013 Back

Name: Official VMworld T-shirt of 2013.
Model: Hanes Tagless 60% Cotton / 40% Polyester
Size:  XXL
Quality: This Hanes T-shirt has been washed a lot since SF and still stays in shape, it’s actually one of my favorite “sponsor” T-shirts of all time
Print: The print is still very visible after a lot of washes, colors are starting to fade a bit. Again not very aggressive print and something I could wear when not at work.
Score: 9/10
Conclusion: One way to make people wear your shirt is to get one of a good quality. Well done VMware on this one.


Third is also from VMworld 2013 in San Francisco.

Vsan 2013 Front Vsan 2013 Back Vsan 2013 wear

Name: VMware VSAN t-shirt
Model: Next Level Apparel. 100% Cotton
Size: XXL
Quality: I’ve only been able to use the shirt twice, as the second time it got washed on normal temperatures it got out of shape and the sewing at the bottom started to unravel. I have 2 of these t-shirts and both has done this so guessing its the general quality of the t-shirt that is to blame.
Print: The print stays on pretty good and is quite ok at the front. The back is the official 2013 Defy Convention logo with the vsanbeta tag.
Score: 2/10
Conclusion: As VSAN was only at the beta stage when VMworld 2013 was running, that might be why they skipped on quality here. But with the low quality it means that this is not a t-shirt I can wear again, which kinda defeats the purpose of sponsor t-shirts I would guess.


And the fourth is from VMworld 2013 in San Francisco.

Zerto 2013 Front Zerto 2013 Back

Name: Zert0
Model: Gildan Heavy Cotton 100% Cotton
Size: XL
Quality: This t-shirt has only been washed once, but seems to already be a bit out of shape. But it seems to be a nice quality cotton, somewhat thicker than the VSAN one.
Print: What can i say here… who would wear this t-shirt anywhere but at the convention where you could win something by wearing it.
Score: 2/10
Conclusion: This is a prime example of a way not to get people to wear your t-shirts. It might not have been meant as anything but a gimmick at VMworld, but who in their right mind would wear these colors outside a convention:)