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    Default ultralight tshirt

    Can anyone recommend a short sleeve shirt that is under 4oz for a size large? I like to carry a camp shirt to change into at the end of the day, so I want it to be as light as possible since I'll be carrying it while hiking. My current camp shirt weighs 4.7oz, but is wearing out, so I thought I'd see if I can go lighter.
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    not sure about the wgt. but it might be lighter ?



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    IIRC, 4.5-5 ounces was about the best I was able to come up with a couple of years ago when I was sifting through old running t-shirts to find the lightest. I don't think you'll do much better than that.

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    Patagonia Lightweight Capilene T is 2.7 oz for a medium, so probably right around 3.0 oz for a L

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailmercury View Post
    Patagonia Lightweight Capilene T is 2.7 oz for a medium, so probably right around 3.0 oz for a L
    +1 I bought one for my wife and it's incredibly light.
    “He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.” –Socrates

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    Hoosier is UL

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    I have a HH (Helly Hansen) T-shirt that weighs 2.6 in medium. It can stretch and fit a large. Good quality Norwegian product that keeps you cool when it's hot and warm when it's cool.

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    Ha ha a $40. T-shirt

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    I have this shirt and it weighs only 3.35 oz.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    OR Echo

    and a few more characters so it'll post

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    Great minds at work.

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    Ive had several in 2.9-3.3 oz range. My favorite is 3.2 oz.
    The wt isnt worth worrying about as much as comfort
    some of the really light ones dont wick well, but the cut and fit make them desireable anyway.

    sadly, the OR echo is only one still available

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    You could just cut off the sleeves and the bottom half way and turn it into a belly shirt. I'm sure that will save .34 ounces.

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    I found some very light t-shirts in a running shop, all less than 4 oz.

    After trying them on, I did not purchase any of them, as I did not want to frighten the other hikers.

    I carry a long sleeve 150-wt merino wool shirt for camp and sleeping, as I find it comfortable. But YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theory View Post
    You could just cut off the sleeves and the bottom half way and turn it into a belly shirt. I'm sure that will save .34 ounces.
    Hahaha I believe in function over fashion, but you and Hoosier have reinforced that there is indeed a line. I think I'll give that OR shirt a go, only $12 on Amazon. But I guess I could just wear pasties and only cost myself a couple of grams?
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    Outdoor Research Echo Tee-shirt, synthetic

    weight = 3.1 oz.

    I have several for sale right now here at WB
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    PM me if interested

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    Winner of the award for most money spent for the least savings of weight, 0.7 oz.

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    My large Patagonia Capilene short sleeve shirt came in today and weighs 2.8 oz. The Echo is due in any day as well and hope it fits a bit looser. Keep in mind that the older Echo Tee's say 50 SPF and the newer ones say 15 SPF. Not sure why but thinking they may have gone to a lighter weight fabric.

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