Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite Short Sleeve T

3 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0


Weight 4.2 oz / 120 g
Center Back Length; 27 in / 69 cm
Body Fabric Wicked Taper™ Mesh



This is a great shirt for hiking.! It is lightweight,…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars


This is a great shirt for hiking.! It is lightweight, wicking, and comfortable. It is my go-to 3 season hiking shirt. I wear it March-November.


  • Lightweight
  • Wicking
  • Does not chafe
  • Dries very quickly
  • Comes in nice colors
  • Flattering fit


  • Snug fit
  • Slightly overpriced
  • Snags easily

I wear a medium in this shirt, as well as most other shirts. It is true to size, but is a little snug. It is a nice length at 24.5" in the back center. I am 5'4", so it hangs nicely on me.

This shirt is very breathable. It is so lightweight that you barely even notice it. It wicks very well. It does not stick to the skin and it dries very quickly. I have worn it on many summer hikes and it performed extremely well. One thing that I really like about it is that it does not soak out quickly. Some shirts that claim to be wicking and soak very quickly and stick to the skin.

I typically try my best to pack minimally and eliminate bringing anything extra, if I can help it. This shirt is so light that I don't even notice an extra one for the next day!

I have definitely put this shirt to the test. I have eight of them! I wear it hiking, running, to the gym, disc golfing, and basically in any outdoor activity. I also own a long sleeved one. I will say that it can snag easier than cotton. All of mine have held up well over the past three-four years that I have worn them.

Near The Devil's Postpile, Mammoth Lakes, CA, June 2011


Yosemite, June 2011

On the way to Mt. Leconte, GSMNP June 2012


Grayson Highlands SP, VA, July 2012


Overall, this is a great shirt for hiking. It is great spring, summer, and fall!


Nice review Ashleigh.

2 years ago

Nice, Ashleigh!

2 years ago

I thru-hiked the entire 2,184 miles of the Appalachian…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25


I thru-hiked the entire 2,184 miles of the Appalachian Trail wearing this shirt, and it somehow still looks new. If that doesn't speak to its durability, nothing will. It wicks sweat fantastically, it dries super quickly, it is super-soft and lightweight. It's essentially the perfect athletic shirt.


  • Lightweight
  • Extremely durable
  • Breathable
  • Wicking
  • Quick drying
  • Surprisingly odor resistant
  • Great fit


  • Price, maybe, but it's totally worth it.

First and foremost, let me get this off my chest...I LOVE THIS SHIRT!

As mentioned in the summary, I wore a Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite shirt for my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I essentially wore it day and night for the better part of 6 months. It is possibly the only piece of gear that I never had a single issue with. Despite the miles and crazy terrain, it still looks new, even the silkscreening looks new, it hasn't faded or worn off which is ridiculous.

It weighs close to nothing, it did a terrific job of wicking many gallons of sweat while drying out before I crawled into my sleeping bag. It also didn't hold odors, which was definitely a blessing on my trip.

I use for during all my athletic pursuits nowadays. Since the snug-ish fit is terrific on me and I love the way it feels against my skin I often wear it when around the house too.


I have owned one of the T-Shirts for a while it is…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $45 AUS

I have owned one of the T-Shirts for a while it is Easily my favorite shirt for summer use. Wicks sweat well, when you take your pack off after say a long climb the sweaty back disappears within minutes.

This is the most comfortable shirt of its kind I have ever used, especially under pack straps--no rubbing and no riding up if you are using a trekking pole.
The sleeves have very well made flat seams on the shoulders, comfortable under pack straps.

The fit is good on me not too loose.

Cons. Can't find another at the moment

Manufacturer's Description

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Mountain Hardwear's Wicked Lite Short Sleeve T is whisper-light, wicking and fast drying. Natural, Chitosan anti-microbial treatment controls odor in this athletic tee.

- refers to the men's version

Stay cool and dry in this tee when you break a sweat, whether in the gym or on the trail.

- REI refers to the men's version

Lightweight and as hardworking as you are, the Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite Short Sleeve has been redesigned to perform even better. Perfect for any outdoor activity, this shirt will keep you dry and comfortable as you take on the day! Wicking, fast drying fabric Antimicrobial finish controls odor Flat-lock seam construction eliminates chafe Reflective trim for visibility

- OMCgear refers to the men's version

Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite T-Shirt Short Sleeve for MenThe Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite T-Shirt Short Sleeve for Men is the ideal accessory for all your mountaineering activities. This t-shirt keeps you cool and fresh in hot and humid weather, thanks to its fast drying fabric. For odor control, this shirt has an antimicrobial finish. The flat-lock seam construction helps to eliminate chafing for greater comfort. This t-shirt keeps you safe during night treks, due to the reflective trim for an enhanced visibility. The MHW classic wicking tee is ideal for any outdoor activity, whether it's a hiking adventure or for every day use. This t-shirt is available in many different colors for you to choose the one you like best. The Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite T-Shirt Short Sleeve for Men is a must-have addition to your casual wardrobe.

- SunnySports refers to the men's version