The Columbia sportswear PFG Tamiami is designed to keep you cool comfortable all day long. It is very functional in venting away moisture and keeping you feeling cool. The performance button up shirt is crafted from ultra-light ripstop fabric that’s wicking and sun-shielding, with mesh-lined venting at center back.
For cold winter weather or cool spring weather you want a mid-layer shirt that can wick away moisture and is breathable. The Wild Things Power Stretch 1/4 zip hoody is American made in New Jersey and it should be your grab and go mid-layer for winter weather and for cooler spring / summer weather the stretchy Wild Things Power Stretch is more than ideal as an outer-layer to keep you warm and a bonus is that it is lightly windproof. Another bonus the hood keeps your head warm when you are losing too much heat through your head.
The Patagonia Gammut shirt is really designed for trail running, however this doesn’t mean that it cannot excel at other high energy activities. The Gammut is actually also ideal for working out, climbing or for long hikes on hot days…any activity that you may find yourself sweating a bit.
The Columbia Solar Polar half zip shirt will not feel sweaty against your skin when you are out hiking on a nice sunny day. It is made of flat polyester yarns to help transfer the sweat and evaporate it quicker from your skin through the fabric and out into the air.
The Ibex Shak Lite hald-zip is a base layer that goes on like a light sweater, well at least that is how it feels. You can wear it as a mid-layer for cold days on the slopes skiing / snowboarding or cold day hiking.
If you are heading out for a run or high output hike, slip on the Salomon Swift 3/4 zip mid-layer equipped with a tight hood. Don’t worry about sweating as the material helps wick away the moisture and if you really need to vent you can always unzip.
The Louis Garneau Tatoo cycling jersey is a super breathable shirt that features 3/4 length sleeves, which adds a bit of extra protection, it is loose fitting so wearing torso pads and arm pads should be fine. It also features a roomy zippered rear pocket to put small items you don’t want to lose.
The North Face Apex Zip Shirt combines the weather protection of a jacket with the lightweight versatility of a mid-weight shirt. The four-way stretch-woven fabric is smooth and abrasion-resistant on the outside with a plush interior that feels good against the skin. The result? An ultra-versatile top that can be worn as a warm layer under a jacket, over a base layer or on its own in cool weather. A deep front zip adds ventilation and a small chest pocket is just big enough for a snack or a wallet.
The Arc’Teryx Ether Crew shirt is priced at $45 USD, and it is made of silky soft Italian synthetic fabric. It is a feather weight T-shirt that will keep you cool in scorching hots summer days and it dries extremely fast.