Does anyone use Nike Dri-FIT as a baselayer for backpacking?
I use Dri-FIT stuff mainly for the gym/running, but one thing I've noticed is that for 100% polyester, the stench isn't so bad. Granted when I do a hard workout, it will smell. But it will smell like... sweat; there's none of that sweet, "overripe fruit" smell that I get with Capiline or similar garments.
I wonder if this has something to do with the finish? For example, Dri-FIT shirts have a shiny, satin-like finish, where Capiline will have a dull, fabric-like finish.
Both Dri-FIT and Capiline are 100% polyester essentially, but my experiences with them are vastly different.