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Recent Running Top Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
REI New Route Henley T-shirt

This merino/nylon blend shirt is the pleasant surprise of the season. Though advertised for casual wear, it is a fine shirt for warm weather hiking.                 A warm spring day in the foothills Being a Merino wool lover, I was looking for a casual henley style shirt for everyday wear. Seeing that it was described as having a "Merino Wool/nylon blend mesh" weave, I thought it might be a comfy shirt in warm weather, so I ordered it up. After wearing it a couple of times, I thought I… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Patagonia Men's Capilene Cool Trail Shirt

Patagonia's Capilene Cool Trail Shirt is a great T-shirt for backpacking, hiking, and running in warmer seasons, and even in shoulder seasons for folks with a high metabolism. It is very comfortable, dries quickly, and doesn’t stink after a few days. In addition, this Patagonia Capilene fabric shirt is Fair Trade Certified and meets Bluesign sustainability criteria, and is now on the top of my T-shirt pile for hiking and other activities. The lightweight construction may wear faster than heavier… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Simms BugStopper Hoody

A comfortable, technical hoody that keeps you cool and blocks biting bugs and the sun. I purchased my first Simms Bugstopper Hoody, last spring. Although I bought it specifically for fly fishing, the Bugstopper quickly became my go-to choice for sun and insect protection for all of my outdoor activities. The Bugstopper is a technological marvel of clothing. The polyester fabric is treated with several of the latest in high tech fabric treatments. These include; Insectshield, a process that binds… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Fjallraven Koster Sweater

A fantastic winter warmer that looks great and is made from natural fibres, though it comes with a hefty price tag. I absolutely love this jumper and I wear it for almost everything in the winter months. It oozes "Scandi-cool," which is very on-trend at the moment. Having heard about the presence of micro-fibres from fleece material in the press I am increasingly turning to items of clothing made from natural fibres. The Fjallraven Koster is made from lambswool with G100 reinforcements on the shoulder… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Free Fly Bamboo Lightweight Long Sleeve

If you're tired of stiff performance shirts, this shirt is a great soft and lightweight option. The bamboo polyester blend feels more like a cotton shirt than other performance tops I've found. It is so comfortable that I also wear this shirt around the house and to bed (in addition to hiking, biking, and backpacking). I don't do that with other performance tops. I've had two of these shirts for over three years and I love them. They have no bells or whistles (outside of UV protection). They are… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
ioMerino Ultra Tee

The Ultra Tee is a comfortable Merino wool T-shirt that’s great for hiking, running and global travel. I’ve been travelling for the last 18 months and the Ultra Tee has been a great shirt for working out on the road. My Usage Having minimal gear with me whilst travelling makes life so much easier. I like to try and stay healthy on the road and exercise regularly so I pack running shorts, my Altra Escalantes, and the Ultra Tee as my workout clothes. I throw on the Ultra Tee every couple of… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody

Fantastic option for sunny summer days when sunscreen is either not an option or not enough. I had the opportunity to test the Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody during the summer of 2018 in Northern New Hampshire. As someone with a tendency to burn during the summer while also running hot when wearing layers, I was eager to see how this shirt would perform and I was not disappointed by the result. Almost every time I went outside to fly fish, hike, bike, or hang out on the water, I ended up pulling… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
La Sportiva Forward T-Shirt

The Forward T-Shirt from La Sportiva is a well-made, comfortable, technical quarter zip tee for trail running and other “high-output aerobic activities.” In my year and a half of use, I’ve found it to fit well, stretch and move with my body, and not cause any chafing (the bane of my running). Its Polygiene anti-bacterial/anti-odor treatment has excelled, with still no whiff of stink, despite many hot, sweaty miles. The Forward T-Shirt is best for running in warm weather. I find it most comfortable… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Patagonia Women's Nine Trails Bike Jersey

The Patagonia women's Nine Trails Bike Jersey is a versatile shirt that keeps me comfortable throughout long days on the trail. It layers well over a tank or short-sleeved tee, and under a wind shirt or other nylon-like outer layer. The three-quarter length sleeves are a nice feature that allow me to ride without the cuffs falling down onto my wrists and gloves. Avoid wearing the shirt under a fleece or other grabby material that could cause the sleeves to bunch. Testing Conditions: I tested the… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI New Route Henley T-shirt reviewed Apr 20, 2020
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Simms BugStopper Hoody reviewed Oct 5, 2019
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Koster Sweater reviewed Jun 10, 2019
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Baleaf Short Sleeve Sun Protection Rashguard Swim Shirt UPF 50+ reviewed Apr 18, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Terminal Tackle Hoodie reviewed Apr 8, 2019
$25 - $45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Free Fly Bamboo Lightweight Long Sleeve reviewed Apr 1, 2019
$50 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ioMerino Ultra Tee reviewed Dec 10, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody reviewed Nov 26, 2018
$79
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Forward T-Shirt reviewed Nov 26, 2018
$29
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Nine Trails Bike Jersey reviewed Nov 15, 2018
$45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart Zip-Neck reviewed Oct 30, 2018
$34
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart T-Shirt reviewed Oct 14, 2018
$26
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
OOFOS Recovery Gear 3/4 Zip reviewed Aug 22, 2018
$50 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Butterman Hoody reviewed Jul 25, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sierra Designs Short Sleeve Pack Polo reviewed Jun 27, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Tropic Comfort Hoody II reviewed Jun 21, 2018
$59
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Bambool Hooded Top reviewed Apr 12, 2018
$75 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Echo L/S Duo Tee reviewed Dec 17, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Dr.Cool Short Sleeve Cooling Shirt reviewed Sep 28, 2017
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MPG Elite Seamless T-Shirt reviewed Sep 20, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Beyond Clothing A5 Soft Shell Shirt reviewed Jul 20, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dale of Norway Bykle Masculine Sweater reviewed Mar 31, 2017
$239 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ExOfficio Terma 1/4 Zip reviewed Feb 22, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ridge Merino Heist 1/2 Zip Hoody reviewed Feb 9, 2017
$100 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Opedix BLADE-Tec 2.0 V-Neck Shirt reviewed Dec 13, 2016
$125 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
WoolPro Skylark Ultralight Crew reviewed Sep 19, 2016
$65 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Under Armour CoolSwitch Trail Long Sleeve Tee reviewed Sep 7, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Titan Ice Short Sleeve reviewed Aug 27, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Avalanche Wear Striker Crew reviewed Aug 17, 2016
$42 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Pearl Izumi Pursuit Long Sleeve reviewed Aug 1, 2016
$65 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia PFG Omni-Freeze Short Sleeve Tee reviewed Jun 21, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Tech Lite Short Sleeve Crewe reviewed Jun 9, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Lana Comp Shirt LS reviewed Apr 11, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Pearl Izumi P.R.O Fly Evo Pullover reviewed Feb 11, 2016
$160 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia PFG Freezer Short Sleeve reviewed Dec 3, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Sphere Short Sleeve Crewe reviewed Nov 23, 2015
$53 - $75
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Voormi Access Pullover reviewed Nov 10, 2015
$199 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Mammut MTR 201 Tech Shirt reviewed Oct 11, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vargo Bedrock 1/4 Zip reviewed Jul 11, 2015
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Slag Short-Sleeve Shirt reviewed Jul 9, 2015
$50 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Abisko Vent Shirt reviewed Jul 9, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ripperkon-Wolf Bolero reviewed Feb 17, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Asics FujiTrail Hoodie reviewed Oct 2, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Stoic Merino Comp Shirt - Long Sleeve reviewed Sep 23, 2014
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Sonic Short Sleeve Crewe reviewed Sep 20, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Montane Shark Ultra Tee reviewed Jul 30, 2014
$80 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
ExOfficio Sol Cool Crew Long Sleeve Shirt reviewed Jul 5, 2014
$65
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Echo L/S Zip Tee reviewed Jun 18, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sugoi Pace Short-Sleeve T-Shirt reviewed Jun 16, 2014
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Coolweave Technical Fishing Shirt, Short-Sleeve reviewed Jun 6, 2014
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