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Rab Meco 165 Midweight Base Layer Top - Merino Wool, Zip Neck, Long Sleeve (For Men)
Closeouts. Designed to regulate temperature, wick moisture and keep you dry, Rab's Meco 165 base layer top combines the natural breathability and odor resistance of wool with the softness and durability of recycled polyester.
Average Rating based on 2 reviews 3.000000 0 5
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kent from Traverse City, MI on Sunday, November 27, 2016As with all Rab products I love the fit. They are a leaner cut. The XL works well for me. I am 6'4", 190 with long torso and the shirt is long enough without being too boxy and loose. I have worn it on a couple of cold Michigan November hikes and the next to skin comfort and wicking properties are superb. The neck is the perfect size to keep out drafts without choking. In a dress short I wear a 16.5" collar. A lot of XL shirts have a neck too large for me and do not prevent drafts. The sleeves are long enough for my 35" sleeves but again are trim fit to easily layer under other garments.
I have not yet taken on overnights or longer to test the anti synthetic funk properties of the part Merino, part poly material. Like a lot of "Merino" labeled tops a substantial amount of the top is a synthetic.
The shirt is labeled as a midweight however I usually consider a "200" to be midweight. It is not a lightweight that you can see through by any stretch, but I would consider it to lighter side of midweight.
I love RABs quality, cut and soft hand. The shirt is going to be a go to baselayer for me. If it passes the stink test for multi-day trip as well as it did an extremely long and hard day hike I will use this a bunch. I like the deep neck zipper for ventilation options. This is now my 3rd RAB Shirt and they are becoming a rapid favorite brand due to quality, soft hand, cut, and appearance that doesn't scream at you with fluorescent contrasting stitching everywhere. Their base layer comfort is unsurpassed without sacrificing performance.
Reviewed by Naturalist guide from Montana on Thursday, November 24, 2016Received this item in good shape. The XL size was fine. Liked the color and design. However it's too thin to be a midweight base layer and I found the fabric to be slightly scratchy. I did not wash the garment to see if this effected either size or scratchiness.