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Price $49 List$74.95 at Backcountry$69.00 at REI
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Pros Highly breathable, comfortable, lightweight, quick dryingGreat mobility, durable, soft and comfortable, good odor-protectionBreathes well, comfortable fabric with stretch, stitching is smooth and non-abrasive, UPF 50+Comfortable flat-locked merrow stitching, durable polyester fabric, lots of reflectors, UPF protectionLightweightLightweight breathable mesh, dries quickly, not too expensive mesh, not too expensive
Cons Taped seams on shoulders less durable than sewn seamsMinimal reflective banding, pricyPricey, poor odor-controlDoesn’t allow direct air flow as easily as mesh shirts, holds lots of moisture, pricyAbrasive seam sewing, tight fit in shoulders, few features, poor durability
Bottom Line We love this shirt in large part due to its unrivaled comfort and breathabilityThis shirt offers superior comfort, breathability, and stretch, all while stay odor-freeAn excellent protection shirt as it provides all day comfort with a durable construction and UPF 50+ ratingA great durable running shirt, well-suited for any endeavorIssues with fit, abrasive seams, and a lack of features relegated this shirt to the middle of the pack
Rating Categories Patagonia Airchaser Black Diamond Rhythm Tee Cormac Crew Short Sleeve Arc'teryx Motus Crew Salomon Agile SS Tee
Comfort (30%)
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4
Breathability (30%)
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Drying Speed (20%)
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Features & Versatility (20%)
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Specs Patagonia Airchaser Black Diamond... Cormac Crew Short... Arc'teryx Motus Crew Salomon Agile SS Tee
Weight (size medium) 2.6 oz 3.3 oz 3.6 oz 3.5 oz 3.9 oz
Material Recycled polyester 57% nylon, 43% merino wool Ostria (100% polyester) Phasic FL (100% polyester) AdvancedSkin ActiveDry (polyester), mesh underarms
Reflective Areas? Yes - 2 Yes - 2 Yes - 3 Yes - 5 Yes - 2
Seam Type Flatlock and Taped Flatlock Merrow Merrow Merrow and Flatlock
UPF? Not Stated Not Stated 50+ 25 Not Stated
Odor Control? Yes - HeiQ Fresh durable odor control Yes - Wool Natural Properties No No No
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