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Replacement: Marmot Lightweight Crew T-Shirt (Cocona)
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Christoph Blank
(chbla) - F

Locale: Austria
Replacement: Marmot Lightweight Crew T-Shirt (PowerDry/Cocona) on 07/22/2014 03:05:19 MDT Print View

Hi there,

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?


Edited by chbla on 07/22/2014 03:12:25 MDT.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

UL and quick-drying on 07/22/2014 12:23:27 MDT Print View

Arcteryx Motus is very good!

hwc 1954
(wcollings) - M
All brands on 07/22/2014 23:31:56 MDT Print View

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.

Christoph Blank
(chbla) - F

Locale: Austria
ordering on 07/23/2014 01:14:42 MDT Print View

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:

Rab Aeon Tee

Patagonia Cap 2

Arcteryx Motus Crew
Although I didn't find information about the wicking etc of this shirt.

The patagonia and rab have quite good results:

Christoph Blank
(chbla) - F

Locale: Austria
rab aeon tee on 07/31/2014 13:16:08 MDT Print View

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 ThermalClime

Christoph Blank
(chbla) - F

Locale: Austria
arc'teryx on 07/31/2014 14:24:07 MDT Print View

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 weavings

Edited by chbla on 07/31/2014 14:26:05 MDT.

hwc 1954
(wcollings) - M
Re: arc'teryx on 07/31/2014 16:57:22 MDT Print View

The Patagonia Cap 2 (Polartec PowerDry) is a great winter baselayer. Too hot for summer sweaty conditions, IMO.