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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-20-2019, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Nothing but cotton has felt good lately. Always looking at what's available. Here's a list I found on a Google search. What's your favorite? Going to buy a few new ones. Global warming anyone?

https://www.theadventurejunkies.com/...r-hot-weather/


QUICK ANSWER - THE BEST SHIRTS FOR HOT WEATHER
1. Columbia Tamiami II

2. ExOfficio Air Strip

3. REI Co-op Sahara Tech

4. Hanes Cool Dri

5. Marmot Eldridge

6. Denali Mega Solar

7. REI Co-op Sahara

8. Arc’teryx Ether

9. ExOfficio Sol Cool

10. Outdoor Research Echo Duo

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I have a couple of the Hanes cool dri tee shirts and they are cooler than 100% cotton tees. Walmart sells another brand of poly-cotton tee shirt that is even cooler and a little cheaper to boot. That's all I wear around the house. I no nothing about the others listed and truthfully haven't even heard of most of them.


I don't buy 100% cotton anything anymore. There is cooler and warmer stuff available.



Well, gotta back off that last statement a bit as I remembered I still wear Wrangler slim jeans.
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I have worn mostly polo shirts for the last several years. I bought them from L.L. Bean but you can get them almost any where. The material is polyester and has a wicking design to it. Everyone is going to sweat, you just need to get it away from your body and in a material that will allow it to evaporate quickly.

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Try some from Duluth Traders ( or Trading). I had some that would keep me dry, but I learned real quick not to tuck them in or my underwear would be soggy!

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All I know is that I have been sweating like a salesman in church...
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I've been going through 3 cotton t-shirts a day working on projects out in the heat. Completely soaked. Some of the synthetic fabrics seem worse to me. They just don't breath and stick to your back. A few do seem to stay dry but I can't tell what is different as they all say 100% polyester.

Thinking the under armour heat gear seems ok. Maybe try the Columbia next. Look into some of your suggestions like the Duluth Trading Co. and Hanes.

Anyone like just plain old cotton? Loose fitting and untucked seems to be the best approach.

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I wear Columbia fishing shirts, both long & short sleeves. they fit loose, are vented, wick moister & dry quickly.
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I like the Colombia fishing shirts, but I'm medically handicapped and unable to work now, so I seek cooler places to go. When I worked in the sawmill I was in the filing room at the very top of the building and even with the a/c in the summer it seldom got under 90° , plus I had a huge lead pot the I turned on when I got there and turned off when I left. It held over 100 pounds of Babbitt to make guides for the gang saw.
Those Duluth shirts were a blessing!

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Try some from Duluth Traders ( or Trading). I had some that would keep me dry, but I learned real quick not to tuck them in or my underwear would be soggy!

I can buy 4 1/2 shirts from Walmart for what one of the DT shirts costs and I bet they are just as cool and comfortable. I'm wearing one right now.
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Then I suspect that's what you should do. But how are you going to buy half of a shirt?

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