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Awards Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award   
Price $74.95 at Backcountry$49 List$69.00 at REI
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$48.30 at Backcountry
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$35.00 at REI
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Pros Great mobility, durable, soft and comfortable, good odor-protectionHighly breathable, comfortable, lightweight, quick dryingBreathes 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 Minimal reflective banding, pricyTaped seams on shoulders less durable than sewn seamsPricey, 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 This shirt offers superior comfort, breathability, and stretch, all while stay odor-freeWe love this shirt in large part due to its unrivaled comfort and breathabilityAn 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 Black Diamond Rhythm Tee Patagonia Airchaser 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 Black Diamond... Patagonia Airchaser Cormac Crew Short... Arc'teryx Motus Crew Salomon Agile SS Tee
Weight (size medium) 3.3 oz 2.6 oz 3.6 oz 3.5 oz 3.9 oz
Material 57% nylon, 43% merino wool Recycled polyester 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 Flatlock and Taped Merrow Merrow Merrow and Flatlock
UPF? Not Stated Not Stated 50+ 25 Not Stated
Odor Control? Yes - Wool Natural Properties Yes - HeiQ Fresh durable odor control No No No
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