Beyond Clothing Aether Crew
A great short sleeve base layer shirt that can be used on its own for hiking or under other items if the weather is colder. The shirt is super soft and extremely comfortable with ridges that help wick the sweat away from your body and keep you cool even during strenuous exercise.
I would definitely recommend it for anyone who will be doing heavy outdoor activity and wants something lightweight and breathable.
- Durable material
- May be too thick for very hot weather
- Slightly boring colors
I got the Aether Crew base layer shirt as a reviewer and got to test it out on a recent hiking/camping trip. First off, it is a super comfortable and well fitting shirt. I am a smaller guy and got the small sized shirt and it was the perfect size for me. I liked how it was tight against my body which worked well to wick the sweat away. The ridged material also kept it from causing any chafing even while hiking with a backpack for several miles.
Since it is a base layer my major concern was how long it would take to dry and breathability since I am often trekking in hot weather and it performed beautifully in both of these categories. After 4 miles of climbing/sweating, I got to a waterfall to swim and hung the shirt up for about 20 minutes. When I put it back on it was completely dry.
Additionally, while hiking I expected the shirt to make me feel warm since it is thicker than most things I wear this time of year, but it actually made me feel cooler than usual and was super breathable. Since the shirt is tight and sits close to your body it would function really well for layering other gear on top in different conditions.
Finally, although I have only gotten a chance to try out the shirt a couple of times so far it seems to be really well made and durable and it should last for many uses going forward. The only downside is that it needs be line dried and not put in the clothes dryer.
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)