This shirt is pretty good. In the hierarchy of shirtdom, for hard core hikers, i place the patagonia capilene stuff at the top, then the smartwool stuff, and then this. they are all nice! but capilene breaths so much better than this or the smartwool woolies. the woolies are better for really keeping you warm in the absence of lots of exertion. and heroically fend of sweat stench much better than the capilene stuff. however, i've found that a thin silk base layer teamed with a capilene 3 matches the wools, in the heat regard, and far exceeds the breathability.
i prefer the smartwool shirts over this, by a slight margin. the smartwool shirts have a less technical look, and, since i don't use wools much for strenuous hiking, i might as well have a wool shirt that looks less nerdo.
this shirt has a pretty trim fit. i got a medium, and it is nice and skin hugging, but not muscle mapping. it has decent arm length, though not as good as my arcteryx gamma mx jacket, in this regard. i have longish arms (6'5") and the medium just barely meets the arm length criteria, for me. note that the Rho LT model is much different in this regard. the Rho LT medium is far too small for me, but the LTW fits pretty well.
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