"Great wicking shirts for us hogs out there"
Truth be told. I'm a hog. I've known this since ole two a days in football. I sweat. This shirt makes this hog much more cozier in my pen on those sweltering fly infested days. Besides that it's a shirt...
"Great the first two times I wore it, then disdisintegrated"
I love arcteryx, and have spent $1000's with them over the years, but this shirt did not last. It is cool and fits and looks great. I was going to order another, however, during the third wearing it developed multiple holes in different locations. With the nature of the fabric the holes just keep expanding. I am not even sure of the cause because I only did casual exercise in the shirt. First time Arcteryx has disappointed me.
I own a ridiculous amount of base layers and tech shirts (like 3 dozen), and this product is far and away my favorite. It is a next-to-skin fit which is great for me because, since I am skinny, it doesn't look like the shirt is wearing me. Of course through, the performance is what makes this shirt really stand out. The Phase SL fabric is a polyester/polypropylene blend and is absolutely fantastic. It is extremely light, I hardly know it is on, and the fabric is stretchy, but is woven in such a way that it does not show stuff through it like many closely fitted tops. The wicking ability is the best that I have ever seen. This shirt dries in seconds and I can't remember ever having it feel wet on my back. I can't reiterate how good I think this product is. It is absolutely the best tech shirt I have ever seen. At $65 a piece the performance definitely does not come cheap, but if you want the best, IMO this is it. Everything that you would expect from an Arc'teryx product.
Don't let the extremely lightweight and thin feel of this shirt make you second guess its usefulness. It does exactly what you expect. It's not cheap but as with all Arc'teryx stuff, you definitely get what you pay for. Things to keep in mind: Your regular size in this shirt will be a next to skin fit so size up if you don't want to show off the form. The odor control is effective but the material does have its own minor odor to it...no big deal but you will notice it. Also, its got some extra length to stay tucked in, so just keep that in mind.
"Running, Hiking, Biking, or just working out if you don't have a Men's Phase, you're missing out!"
This Shirt has been around for a few years now. Only the colors and minor modifications are made. Perfect for those hot summer days or slightly cooler evenings. Perfect workout shirt for all activities, whether in the gym or out on the trail. I have similar shirts from other companies and they are not as comfortable during stop and go activities, nor do they perform as well with wicking. Please mark this as helpful as I hope it was, even if you pick another product.