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Eric Falk
(zerolimit) - F
Favorite baselayer for hot/humid hiking, biking, running? on 05/07/2007 18:15:53 MDT Print View

Looking for some breathable shirts for summer activities. Searched and Found great baselayer reviews and info. for cold/active weather but not summertime reviews. Thanks for your help.

Edwin Lamberth
(ALFisher) - F
Re: Favorite baselayer for hot/humid hiking, biking, running? on 05/07/2007 21:36:56 MDT Print View

I asked a similar question re: fishing/hiking shirts. May want to check this thread out:

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/7504/index.html

Also, several people on this board rave about railriders shirts, but I have no experience with them.

Edited by ALFisher on 05/07/2007 21:38:09 MDT.

R K
(oiboyroi)

Locale: South West US
Re: Favorite baselayer for hot/humid hiking, biking, running? on 05/08/2007 01:09:33 MDT Print View

Hi Eric,

In hot dry conditions (Sierra summers) I’ve had really good experiences with the Mountain Hardwear Super Wicked Zip-Tee. I also have regular the Wicked-Tee and it works well too. For both hot and humid, I would probably go shirt-less if at all possible or appropriate.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Favorite baselayer for hot/humid hiking, biking, running? on 05/08/2007 03:58:57 MDT Print View

Hi Edwin

> Also, several people on this board rave about railriders shirts, but I have no experience with them.
The shirts are not too bad - VERY breezy, some of them. I looked at them for bushwhacking (per articles), but they just weren't suitable for that. But they would probably be fine for on-track summer use.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Favorite baselayer for hot/humid hiking, biking, running? on 05/08/2007 11:23:52 MDT Print View

I simply wear a loose button down long sleeve shirt, Ex Officio brand. A snug baselayer in heat will only lessen evaporative cooling.

Shawn Basil
(Bearpaw) - F

Locale: Southeast
"base" layer in heat on 05/08/2007 12:28:38 MDT Print View

I mostly stick with a simple coolmax or REI MTS shirt in hot humid conditions. They dry reasonably quickly, and don't feel like I'm wearing a brillo pad on a hot sticky day. If sun protection is an issue, I wear an Ex Officio Air Lite Strip Shirt for better ventilation, again combined with quick drying. As a third function, I routinely treat this shirt with permethrine, so it becomes a layer of mosquito protection.

Edited by Bearpaw on 05/08/2007 12:29:29 MDT.