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Backpacker Magazine – March 2012

The World's Best Performance Shirts

We tested more than 100 samples to find the best tops that breathe, wick, resist wear and tear, and keep you looking smart wherever the trail takes you.

by: Kelly Bastone

Arc'teryx Motus Crew SS (Courtesy Photo)
Arc'teryx Motus Crew SS (Courtesy Photo)







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pete
Jun 19, 2012

I would definitely choose the Wildwood Trail SS Run shirt from Golite. Only 2.7 oz (that's what the tag says - website says 3.0 oz) and literally light as a feather. 50+ UPF, super wicking and dries in minutes. It's so extremely light and comfortable, you can hardly tell your wearing it. I would choose it over the Arc'Teryx any day and I actually like the Arc'Teryx but I like the Golite that much more.

Jim Woolly
Feb 15, 2012

What happened to the icebreaker Ts. You had rave reviews (the best and only Ts you will ever need to own), and they didn't even make your list? What gives. Something doesn,t square up.

stuart
Feb 14, 2012

I have had some of the shirts mentioned, but I have found that the shirts at LULULEMON have the best shirts. They wick the perspiration and do not retain any odor.
http://shop.lululemon.com/products/clothes-accessories/men-tops/Bolt-Tech-II-SS-29734?cc=1966&skuId=3428038&catId=men-tops

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