Jul 22, 2014 at 2:05 am #1319150
I've got a couple of Marmot Lightweight Crew T-Shirts:
They are very lightweight, incredibly fast drying and comfortable to wear – perfect for summer use.
Unfortunately Marmot doesn't seem to make them anymore :(
I'm looking for a similar replacement, any suggestions of similar, lightweight PowerDry shirts?
ChristophJul 22, 2014 at 11:23 am #2121532
Max DiltheyBPL Member
Arcteryx Motus is very good!Jul 22, 2014 at 10:31 pm #2121726
Just about every running/fitness/hiking/athletic brand makes lightweight tech t-shirts: Nike, addidas, UA, Marmot, Patagonia, Brooks, New Balance, and on and on and on. In the US, the cheapest place to find them is Marshalls or TJMaxx. They always have several options in the $15 to $20 range. I've got three long sleeve Marmot Power Dry shirts that I got there for $16 each.
They all make very thin warm weather base layer options, often with breathable mesh. The Patagonia Capilene 1 shirts are paper thin.
If you want Marmot, any of these short sleeve shirts would be fine:
The main thing to look for is fit. Some are looser fitting. Some are tight and stretchy.Jul 23, 2014 at 12:14 am #2121738
I'm in Europe, so prefer to not order from the .us
I read a bit more, the prolitegear baselayer comparison is very helpful.
I also noticed that my current T-Shirts above are rather on the heavier side.
I'm considering these:
Arcteryx Motus Crew
Although I didn't find information about the wicking etc of this shirt.
The patagonia and rab have quite good results:
http://www.prolitegear.com/site/best-baselayer-reviews.htmlJul 31, 2014 at 12:16 pm #2123712
I've now received two Rab Aeon Tees – very lightweight and thin material. I was surprised that the mesh is quite fine/dense (not sure what the right wording in english is).
My previous shirts have a much wider mesh.. I'm curious how this affects breathability, if I can tell the difference. Also unsure what role exactly the surface area plays, which is smaller I guess with such thin shirts.
I think I will also try the Arcteryx, Patagonia Cap 2 and Marmot ThermalClimeJul 31, 2014 at 1:24 pm #2123732
Did some more testing.. the Aeon feels quite nice, and although it has this dense structure, it dries as fast as the Marmot tees I have.
I just saw that Arc'teryx has quite a lot of shirts with various polyester weavingsJul 31, 2014 at 3:57 pm #2123773
The Patagonia Cap 2 (Polartec PowerDry) is a great winter baselayer. Too hot for summer sweaty conditions, IMO.
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