Railriders Eco-Mesh Shirt Mini-Review

I have been wearing this shirt for 11 years. I own 3 of the same model and have worn two of them to a grinding halt. The is the backpacking / hiking / travel shirt, especially when heat and dirt are involved. Coming in at 6.8 ounces, it makes the cut for ultralight hiking. It’s the only layer you’ll need from about 55 degrees and up. I wore it threw Africa and each night washed it, and each morning put it on. One shirt, all through Africa. It breathes well, it dries fast, it doesn’t gather a funky smell. About the only negative thing I can say is that it’s not the most comfortable shirt against your skin. It’s unfair to compare it to merino wool, but even to its nearest competitor, Exofficio, it doesn’t hold up. That’s the sacrifice for the weight saved and the other perks I mentioned. If you’re a hiker or traveler, you must own this shirt.


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