REI Lightweight MTS Long-Sleeve Zip-T


REI Lightweight MTS Long-Sleeve Zip-T
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title REI Lightweight MTS Long-Sleeve Zip-T
Manufacturer REI
Page By jdmorris
Page Type Jan 8, 2008 / Jan 8, 2008
Object ID 4575
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Product Features

  • Quick-drying polyester fabric wicks moisture away from your skin
  • Deep center front zipper allows ventilation control; features an inner draft flap and locking zipper head
  • Collar features two layers of fabric, ensuring the moisture-wicking surface is next to skin
  • Loose fit with two-way comfort stretch
  • Dropped back hem stays tucked in
  • Flatseam construction is soft and non-chafing next to skin
  • Fabric provides UPF 50+ sun protection, shielding skin from harmful ultraviolet rays


  • $32 at REI as of January 2008



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jdmorris - Jan 8, 2008 11:00 pm - Voted 5/5

The Ideal Mountaineering Baselayer
This shirt is only one feature away from true base-layer perfection - it only lacks odor inhibitors of some sort. Nonetheless, it's available in cool, cool white and it's UPF 50+! It's THE shirt to wear for mountaineering endeavors as a sun block when the temperature up high soars but the sun is too bright to leave any skin exposed.

It's stretchy enough to wear a little small and still has long enough sleeves with stretch to articulate well. I'm clearly a size medium at 5'8", 160lbs but a size small stretches to fit perfectly (admittedly, I found the medium loose enough in the arms that the sleeves tended to slide instead of stretch when reaching high).

It's annoyingly expensive for a baselayer, but for use around camp on hot days on trips when you expect to be cold, it really can't be beat. Now I just need a nice stretchy white balaclava to match...

tarol - Feb 1, 2008 8:29 am - Hasn't voted

I've had one for a long time
I've had one for at least 4-5 years and it's a great baselayer top that has held up well over the years.

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