Go the distance.
- Fabric incorporates mechanical stretch weave so that the top expands and contracts with your muscles
- Gusseted underarms and a longer, hip-length cut allow a full range of motion and prevent the hem from riding up when you reach for your next hold or pole plant
- Flatlock seams help reduce chafing
- Antimicrobial silver-ion treatment helps prevent fabric from retaining odors, and is applied in an environmentally friendly way that does not produce harmful grey water
- Arc'teryx trim fit garments are patterned with lower fabric volume to minimize excess bulk, lay close to your skin, and layer well under other pieces—Arc'teryx recommends ordering your normal size to take advantage of this feature
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Love the semi-athletic cut. Fits great for car camping, backpacking, trekking, and snowshoeing. Sleeves are a little long, but since they are supposed to be climbing worthy as well, makes sense. Shirts reach wrist when I put my arms straight up. The fabric is awesome - low snag, ultra breathable - even in humid Texas.
I have many brands tech shirts. I like the fit of these the best - athletic cut of Arcteryx beats them all. As with moth Arcteryx products, just well done.
Great tech t
Wound up picking up a couple of these in long sleeve and a couple short sleeve.
Fit is great, a good semi-relaxed athletic cut without a bunch of extraneous material but still very comfortable and flattering. They move very well with me through a full range of motion w/o binding anywhere or lifting at the sleeves or waist. For reference, I'm 6'2" ~185lbs, w/ a 44.5" chest, ~35" waist and a long torso and arms and got size XL. Sleeves are a perfect length for me, I could probably go for another inch or so of length in the torso, but it still provides plenty of coverage at full reach as is.
The material's performance and feel is awesome. Definitely super comfortable, ultra breathable, and provides very good evaporative cooling w/ minimal chilling effect when getting hit w/ a breeze while sweaty. Almost impossible to soak, and I'm a pretty prodigious sweater. I think I might have encountered a bit of chafing on an 8 day AT trip a few weeks ago from the interaction of my shoulder straps and the seams on the inside of the underarms but there weren't any signs of this on the skin upon visual inspection. Totally non-see through and while there is some nipple display going on with these it's not nearly as bad as many other shirts of similar design.
The short sleeve Motus that I took on my recent backpacking trip developed some pretty serious abrasions to the the fabric in the side hip belt areas by lunch time of day 1. Didn't seem to get too much worse over the course of the rest of the trip, but it was kind of a bummer to see this none the less.
The pewter color does seem to stain if it gets regular old dirt ground into it. The same short sleeve mentioned above now has permanent brown dirt marks on the tail from sitting down trailside and at shelters/campsites. I've only tried cleaning it w/ techwash on cold so far though, maybe OxyClean would take out the stains??
They do seem to stink up for me. Didn't notice it so much while backpacking, but they are definitely a bit odiferous after dayhiking, trail running, or cycling. Smells like new after a washing however.
Much better fit, feel and performance than just about any other shirt I've tried for high output athletic pursuits for three season use (not sure why this is listed for nordic and cool-cold weather use, it's definitely a summer weight fabric IMO). Durability seems like it would be awesome for anything not involving carrying a bunch of weight on your hips/shoulders (snag resistance seems to be excellent and all of the stitching seems very solid). Like all Arc'teryx stuff pricing is pretty damn high but this piece really does seem to out perform similar ones I own from UA, TNF, Patagonia, Adidas, etc.
Where is this made?
Where is this made?
How warm are these? I'm looking for a...
How warm are these? I'm looking for a long sleeve, breathable, and durable tech shirt that I'm not going to be completely miserable in under moderate output when temps are around the mid 80's. Does this piece fit the bill?
Yeah, it's a super lightweight fabric, should keep you comfortable. I would also check out the Stoic Breathe 90 shirts. Not sure if they make them in longsleeve, but I have one, and it's exactly what you're looking for.
Thanks for the quick response. Just saw the Ether Comp LS and am wondering if it might be slightly better from a durability perspective. Mainly looking for something for mountain biking, hiking/backpacking/trail running that's going to be able to stand the test of time against abrasion and thorn/branch snaggage.
I'll have to have a look at the Stoic options too, I have a few of their merino Ts and really like the cut of those.
The Motus will be a bit more bash and scratch resistant than the Ether, and they manage moisture really well, which is a key factor in not overheating. I find the Motus to be better on the odor factor as well.
Going to give one of these a try after finding the Ether Comp LS way more jersey cut and wide necked than I was looking for. The close face fabric on the thinner parts also seemed like it didn't breathe as well as the Motus I was able to try on locally. Might be good for downhill/winter MTB though...
great normal top
what a top!!!!
loose fit (ok to have a belly)
high tec (phasic super light )
long sleaves (who needs thumb loops)
light (4.3 oz-121 gr )
upf 50 (and feel cool when sweat evaporates )
built by a quality clothing company and on sale !!!!!!
careful.... if this is your first Arc'teryx piece, plan to buy more.
Lite, soft, and comfortable
I have to say that this is my first piece of Arc'teryx gear and it has met my expectations thus far. I most likely wouldn't have picked this shirt up with it's original price tag but considering I grabbed this on SAC it wasn't too bad. I can really appreciate the apparent build quality that Arc'teryx seems to have put into this piece. I have yet to test the odor and moisture retention but this very light shirt feels great against my skin. The fit is great and the fabric stretches very well.
Highly recommended for running
Very light, nicely fit and stylish top!
Always worth the extra $
I always worry when I spend so much money on Arc'teryx outdoor gear, but then I get it in the mail and I absolutely love it. They never cease to amaze... I purchased this shirt to help with the sun on my Florida Vaca, and it was just great, super light weight, and cut very well. I had a hard time wearing anything else. Plus, you know how some of these tech like shirts really nipple out... this one just doesn't for some reason... Awesome!