If you like to hike in the cold or spend time in the outdoors, a long sleeve wool shirt can be a good option. It’s odor-resistant and antimicrobial, and it helps keep you warm, dry, and comfortable.
The wicking properties of merino wool make it an ideal material for hiking. It is also extremely soft and stretches well, so it won’t rub against your skin. It is an excellent choice for both men and women, as it’s lightweight and breathable.
Isobaa has several shirts that feature merino wool, including both short sleeve and long sleeve options, plus a hoodie for when it’s cooler. They’re available in multiple colors and come in both a men’s and a women’s cut, so you can choose the best fit for your body type.
Smartwool has a wide variety of long sleeve shirts that are great for hiking and other outdoor activities. They are designed to be worn as a base layer under a jacket or shirt, and the fabric is made with an 87% merino wool fiber wrapped around a nylon core for increased durability while keeping the natural qualities of the fabric, such as a soft, breathable feel.
Western Rise makes a few different types of tees that are designed to be both lightweight and functional, such as the Strongcore tee below. These are perfect for running and hiking, but they also look great as everyday tees.
BD has a few different options for long sleeve merino wool shirt tees, but one of our favorites is the Rhythm Tee. This is a technical tee that boasts the world’s lightest wool tech fabric, with 95 grams per square meter of Nuyarn. It’s significantly lighter than REI’s merino midweight tee, and it’s a bit more comfortable to wear.
Arc’teryx has a few different options for technical long sleeve shirts, too. The A2B tee is lightweight and comfortable, while the GraviTee tee is a technical shirt that is perfect for any type of activity, from hiking to running to kayaking.
The Polartec LS wool tee is another favorite among many members of the iRunFar team. This is a breathable, lightweight shirt that works well as a base layer or on its own on warmer days. It is also a good option when you want a tee that will keep you cool in the heat, as the Polartec material has an insulating quality.
REI’s merino midweight shirt is also a popular option for those who are looking for a lightweight, breathable base layer. This shirt is crafted with an 87% merino wool fabric wrapped around a nylon core, so it’s both odor-resistant and durable while maintaining the natural benefits of merino wool, such as a soft, breathable, moisture-wicking feel.
Ibex has a number of merino wool tees that are excellent for hiking, including the Journey Short Sleeve Crew Merino Tee and the Ibex 24 Hour Tee. These tees are very soft and breathable, and they offer a range of colors. They also have a range of sizes, including youth sizing and tall sizing, so you can find the right fit for your size.