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Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite Short Sleeve T

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite Short Sleeve T short sleeve performance top

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!

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.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25

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

Price Paid: $45 AUS

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Price MSRP: $30.00
Historic Range: $16.50-$35.00
Reviewers Paid: $25.00
Weight 4.2 oz / 120 g
Center Back Length; 27 in / 69 cm
Body Fabric Wicked Taper™ Mesh
Price MSRP: $30.00
Historic Range: $9.73-$35.00
Weight 2.6 oz / 74 g
Center Back Length 24.5 in / 62 cm
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