I wear merino shirts year round, and when I saw Patagonia put out new colors for the merino 2 tee, I immediately ordered one. Alas I am very disappointed. First the good. The fabric is pretty awesome. It's lightweight, similar to the Icebreaker tech tee lite (which is 150 g/m2). It'll be very adequate for the summer (I'm talking 90F). My husband's merino 2 t-shirts have taken him trail running in the heat of summer and never smelled. And I have the merino 2 zip neck from last season and love it for cool summer runs and hikes.
Fit-wise, it's where it really disappoints. Unless you are very well endowed, you will not fill the chest area, leaving extra fabric dangling under the armpits. I'm a A cup, and ordered my usual size. Everywhere else fits perfect, but there is simply too much fabric at the bust - too much fabric! I also ordered Pati's merino 1 shirt, which is a much simpler, classic looking t-shirt, and love it. I thought Patagonia is all about form follows function. What's up w/ the highly stylized design?! Yes I'm talking about the gathered shoulder, scalloped hem, and extra fabric at the bust.
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