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Icebreaker Mens Tech Lite Short Sleeve Crewe
Icebreaker Mens Tech Lite Short Sleeve Crewe
  • 87% Wool/13% Nylon
  • Imported
  • Machine Wash
  • 2" high
  • 8" wide
  • BREATHABLE COMFORT: From backpacking to mid-winter ski tours and multi-pitch climbs, the Tech Lite provides the breathability, odor resistance and quick-drying performance you need, with offset shoulder seams to reduce chafing when traveling with a pack.
  • FIRST LAYERS: With anti-chafe seams and LYCRA for added fit, the shirts, shorts, leggings, and more of our merino first layer collection is designed to keep you warm. Cover your men's thermal first layer with a lightweight pair of shorts or hiking pants.

The Tech Lite Short Sleeve Crewe is our highly breathable, comfortable and versatile merino T-shirt with capabilities as varied as the adventures you’ll take it on. From traveling out of a backpack in far-flung corners of the globe to mid-winter ski tours and multi-pitch climbs, the Tech Lite provides the breathability, odor resistance and quick-drying performance you need with an updated fit that makes it even more comfortable. The Tech Lite features our corespun fibers— nylon fibers wrapped in merino wool for increased durability and strength that retains next-to-skin softness. We also added offset shoulder seams to reduce chafing when traveling with a pack.

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No
  • Product Dimensions: 10.98 x 7.99 x 2.01 inches
  • Item model number: 103860
  • Date First Available: June 9, 2017
  • ASIN: B01MS21QI7
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,489 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
    • #745 in Men's Athletic Shirts & Tees
    • #28 in Men's Outdoor Recreation T-Shirts
    • #4407 in Men's Novelty Clothing

    I needed a lightweight short sleeve base layer for running, hiking, and general aerobic activity. This was my first wool base layer mainly because of price and potential itching. Normally I have used synthetic. First lets start with fit which is perfect. I am 5 11 - 6 and about 180 a slim build but, more on the athletic side. It is not skin tight but, not loose. Could easily be worn by itself for casual wear and would look good. Second, the itching factor was non existent. This shirt is incredibly soft and comfortable. Third, the price was great much cheaper than other wool gear makers. Fourth, delivery was great no problems or delays. Finally, in terms of performance the shirt works great as a light base layer for aerobic activities by itself or with a light windbreaker on slightly chilly days or under a heavier mid layer on colder days. I also would again say that this shirt looks and feels good enough to be worn as a nice casual t-shirt.

    I love merino wool. As an experiment, wore a performance fabric shirt from Under Armor, then wore a merino wool shirt to compare the two. Not even close. I was actually cooler in the merino wool and did not offend anyone standing less than 10' away from me with an unsavory aroma. It dried quick and was comfortable, albeit a bit itchy.

    Fast forward and after trying some different brands, hands down icebreaker does not feel like wool. It feels more like my favorite soft cotton shirt. You know, the one your wife tries to secretly throw away because it is so ragged. Well this shirt feels just like it but does not stink.

    Here is how I compare it to some others.

    REI - collars are wide enough that sometimes hard to tell which is the top and bottom. Soft, does not smell after a long day of hiking or trekking through the jungle.
    Smart Wool - keeps its shape, but have noticed that a couple of them seem to have contraction issues. Does a great job at the stink and a bit thicker, so if you are in a humid environment, takes longer to dry.
    Arcteryx - love my arcterxy, but when I compare two of the Arcteryx merino wool shirts, they give off a slight aroma (ahem) that is absent from the others, and also feels a bit scratchier. A bit surprised as I am such a big Arcteryx fan.

    There has been slight pilling, (I wash in gentle with woolite color guard and let it dry naturally. The color has had a slight fade, but it is holding up quite nicely.

    So whether I am in a jungle, the Rocky Mountains, or Disneyworld, this is my favorite shirt.

    Have been buying this brand for around 13 years, and I still have some of those first shirts. Unlike, EVERY other, cheaper wool brand in existence. Have tried them all.

    Work out daily, cycling, running, lifting, rowing. This is the shirt I wear, in black or gray. Despite frequent washings, not following any directions, they last and last. Some of the lesser competitors I have had holes or tears in weeks, or months. I measure Icebreaker in decades. As well, it fits me better, draping over my shoulders, without the pilling and shoulder bunching of others.

    Soft, super comfortable seems to resist odors. I have worn this both as a base layer and as a t-shirt. It seems to help regulate body temperature better than synthetic materials and looks great! I picked this up for traveling, specifically motorcycle touring, looking forward to seeing how it holds up.

    Merino wool is a miracle fabric. This is as comfortable as a cotton t-shirt but never gets funky smelling. Dries quickly (line dry) and with 2 of them (one if you don’t mind going shirtless while it dries) you can pare your travel wardrobe way down. I’m ordering a second one now...

    I like that the shirt feels light weight, but still helps you stay warm. Tested it out and wore it 4-5 days without washing and it never stunk!

    Very pleased with all the merino products i've purchased so far and this one is no exception.

    These are great! Good cut, comfy, don't get smelly or wrinkly. They just look good. I have 3 of them.

    Firstly they sent mens design, not womans. Also while one looked like the real thing, the other was obviously fake.

    Different tag and logo printing than the real thing and not the right Merino wool feel.

    Sent them back. Spend the extra and buy them from a reputable source.

    High quality woven fabrics
    Soft to the touch and feels great in your hand
    Keeps you warm
    Lightweight fabric and luxurious sheen

    Though it's advertised as "no itch" Merino wool, it's in fact not 100% non-itchy.
    Seems around the neck are and certain parts tend to be itchy and uncomfortable When worn in summer or humid conditions.

    So don't know why they advertise it as if it's not itchy. :(

    Great T-shirt. Handles sweat well. Doesn't quite take it all off your body, but is better than a cotton T. Also last a surprisng number of sweaty wears before the need to wash.


    Satisfied with icebreaker and delivery time

    What it said on the tin

    Lovely material

    Very good.

    Ich habe mir das Shirt für sportliche Aktivitäten gekauft. Aber auch um wenig mitzunehmen, sollte man mal „länger“ weg sein. Ich hatte das Shirt dieses Jahr auf dem Hurricain Festival dabei und habe wenig unversucht gelassen es zu strapazieren. Tragekomfort war immer super. Geruchsbildung war nicht festzustellen (geduscht wurde!). Optisch ein schlichtes aber nicht weniger tolles Shirt. Evtl. hätte ich bei 1,84 m & 80kg M statt L nehmen können. Beim nächsten Kauf probiere ich M. Empfehlenswert!

    Le T- Shirt que j'ai reçu est une imitation grossière.
    De plus l'étiquette à été découpée volontairement.
    Une étoile parce que l'on ne peut pas mettre zéro.

    Ich hatte das Shirt bisher bei nur einer mehrtaegigen Tour an und bin von den Komforteigenschaften absolut überzeug. Der einzige Nachteil, und dessen Schwere muss jeder selbst Einschätzen, ist, dass ich das Shirt absolut nicht sauber bekomme. Der Dreck, der sich beim Absetzen des Rucksacks daran gesammelt hat, kommt beim Wandern über kurz oder lang auf den Rücken - es handelt sich also nur um Erde. Leider geht der dadurch enstandene Fleck nicht mehr raus.

    This is the best t-shirt I have ever owned. The price is high but well worth it. Extremely comfortable and very durable. Breaths well and doesn't stink like polyester. The tag says not to put it in the dryer but I do every time I wash it and haven't had any problems. Tech lite fabric provides all the benefits of merino wool with none of the downsides. I used to buy cheap t-shirt and had to replace them often but this shirt will last many years.

    Vor dem anstehenden Skandinavienurlaub musste neue Outdoorkleidung her. Am Besten etwas das nicht so schnell nach Schweiß riecht und angenehm zu tragen ist. Ich bin zu Beginn etwas skeptisch gewesen. Der Preis ist für ein Shirt doch recht hoch.

    Aber alle Bedenken konnten nach den ersten zwei Tagen in Benutzung verworfen werden. Die Merinowolle bewirkt dass man das Shirt tatsächlich mehrere Tage tragen kann (wenn es denn notwendig sein sollte), ohne das es anfängt zu stinken (auslüften reicht meist schon).

    Auch mehrere Wanderungen mit schwerem Rucksack hat es ohne Defekte überstanden. Nur leichtes Pilling konnte am Ende des Urlaubs beobachtet werden. In Anbetracht der hohen Belastung aber wahrscheinlich normal.

    Für mich hat sich der Kauf gelohnt und ich habe mir kurz darauf noch ein weiteres Merino-Shirt (etwas dickerer Stoff) gekauft. Somit kann ich es uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen.

    Leider juckt das Shirt ganz arg. Ich trage seit Jahren ein Produkt von Smartwool und habe nun mal Icebreaker probiert – nie mehr. Muss sich um mindere Qualität handeln, sonst würde es nicht jucken.

    Ne ho una da 10 anni e ormai si sta distruggendo e dovevo sostituirla ma non potevo evitare di comprare la stessa marca. Ottima sia in estate che in inverno. Costo ripagato nel lungo periodo.