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REI Sahara T-Shirt - Men's

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Last year we made the fabric in the REI Sahara T-shirt a little lighter. Customers and staff, though, asked for the original Sahara and we listened. And now ... Introducing the "new" old Sahara.

  • Polyester fabric has a soft cottonlike feel and is designed to draw moisture off of skin while you're logging miles on the trail; fabric dries quickly
  • With a UPF 15 rating, fabric provides good protection against harmful ultraviolet rays
  • Rolled-forward shoulder seams enhance comfort while wearing a pack
  • The REI Sahara T-shirt has a classic fit that's cut just right for easy wearing


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REI Sahara T-Shirt - Men's Specs
Best use
Polyester / polyester blend
Short sleeve
Shirt style
Fabric type
Sun-protective fabric
Moisture wicking
Quick drying
Sleeve length

REI Sahara T-Shirt - Men's

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REI Sahara T-Shirt - Men'sis rated3.8125out of5by16.
Rated5out of5byfromBest T-Shirt AvailableI had 3 shirts that had lasted for years, when I trashed one (oil paint), I decided to start looking for replacements. I think that they are as good as, if not better than, the ones I had given a workout on from the tropics to desert to bitter cold. Easy to pack, great for stuffing in your pack for a quick change to instant comfort.
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated5out of5byfromGreat All-around Synthetic TeeBought this tee for a summer backpacking trip with the Boy Scouts at Philmont in NM. This was 1 of 2 shirts in my pack, my favorite. It is soft like cotton, light weight and very comfortable. I washed it after every day of wear and it dried quickly. Looking forward to layering it in colder weather.
Date published: 2013-09-11
Rated4out of5byfromPlease Bring Back More ColorsGlad you brought back the old style Sahara with heavier fabric. I have bought several of these T's over the years for my husband. Favorite part of this T is the fit and comfort. It is good for travel; as it is lightweight, dries quickly and does not wrinkle; however, have to wash frequently as it tends to retain odors and delicately as it tends to pill. If you bring this T back in more colors i.e. black, red and spice I would buy it again. Hope to find new colors as the season changes. I would love to find a similar fitting T that is still lightweight but a bit more durable with less odor retention. Any suggestions?
Date published: 2013-08-30
Rated5out of5byfromCool and dryI spent 14 days canoeing and bushwhacking. I used only 4 of my Sahara T-shirts. They wicked well and dried quick after a rinse in the lake.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated3out of5byfromVery hotWell made shirt and I am satisfied with the fit. But I find the shirt far too hot for summer wear, best left for winter.
Date published: 2013-07-02
Rated2out of5byfromNot all that impressedThis isn't a terrible shirt but I was hoping for more. The fabric does pill but I could live with that. The biggest turn off for me is that this is the worst odor retaining shirt I have ever purchased. I can often go several days in a cotton t-shirt assuming casual use; no serious sweating. Same thing with several Cool Max t-shirts. After several days there is no odor. But these REI Sahara t-shirts. Within hours of putting them on I am starting to smell myself. This is immediately after a shower now! I would never consider wearing this Sahara shirt more than one day at a time. I will not be buying another.
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated4out of5byfromGood productGreat use for daily in/around travels, wicks well
Date published: 2013-06-22
Rated2out of5byfromFeels good but nasty colors selectionI purchase Sahara line of clothing to stay cool in hot summer days. Even though the fabric feels good on the skin, the color selection is very poor. The colors are mostly very dark which absorbs sunlight and heat, or just plain ugly. Would prefer more lighter and neutral colors (e.g. light gray, light sage, grayish blue).
Date published: 2013-05-30

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