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REI Powerflyte Half-Zip Top - Men's

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Ready to heat up your workout, the REI Powerflyte half-zip top offers chill-reducing comfort and a fit that moves with you.

  • Active fit with 4-way stretch is perfect for cool-weather outdoor training, and it also works great as a base layer in warm weather
  • Lightweight fleece features a moisture-wicking, quick-drying brushed inner face and a smooth outer face
  • Fabric offers a UPF rating of 50+
  • Side panels of Polartec® Power Dry® fabric wick moisture, dry quickly and enhance comfort
  • Deep front zipper makes it easy to put on the REI Powerflyte half-zip top, and it offers cooling ventilation when the day heats up
  • Locking zipper won't bounce around on the run
  • Zippered chest pocket stores small items and features a headphone port
  • Ergonomic seam placement, flat seams and fabric with 4-way stretch complement your natural movements
  • The REI Powerflyte half-zip top features reflective highlights that increase safety in dim light


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REI Powerflyte Half-Zip Top - Men's Specs
Best use
Polyester / polyester blend
(Main) 58% polyester/32% nylon/10% spandex / (panels) 97% Polartec Power Dry polyester/3% spandex
Long sleeve
Shirt style
Fabric type
Sun-protective fabric
Moisture wicking
Quick drying
Sleeve length

REI Powerflyte Half-Zip Top - Men's

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REI Powerflyte Half-Zip Top - Men'sis rated3.4545out of5by11.
Rated5out of5byfromFantastic ClothingI use this for back country & Skate skiing, it works amazingly well. I work up a good sweat and this stuff will usually dry within 15 min and it seems to dissipate moisture well. The big draw back is the price, so i will wait to find it on sale but I love this stuff.
Date published: 2014-02-28
Rated4out of5byfromWorks Great for MeI have been running in this shirt for about 6 weeks and it feels quite comfortable. Many reviewers suggest it is snug and it does fit snug that could be a pro or con depending on personal preference. I would advise you to try it on before purchasing it and at least walk around a minute in it or jog in place in the dressing room a couple of minutes as I did. I bought the large size and often wear it with a thin underlayer snug fitting running shirt and it seems to work out just fine (6 ft; 175lbs). I have run in it in temps ranging from 18 to 35 degrees to date. I did get a bit too warm at the 35 degree end of the range. I believe it would be quite comfortable with a form fitting thin shirt underneath all the way down to 10 degrees as long as it wasn't windy and maybe even cooler.
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated3out of5byfromFits snugGot this top now that the weather was getting cooler. Do running & hiking in the early morning hours. The fit is snug. You can't wear anything with sleeves under it for layering. I do get a tank top on at the most. If you like a looser fit, get a size larger than normal.
Date published: 2013-10-30
Rated1out of5byfromReturnedI used the product as an insulating layer and as an outer layer for high exertion climbs while splitboard touring. After 1 day of wearing an avalanche beacon over it, the beacon straps and unit were already destroying the fabric. After the trip, the shirt looked like I had been worn for quite a long time. I was looking for something similar to the Patagonia R1 shirt. I will be ordering an R1. I wish REI would carry it.
Date published: 2013-04-18
Rated4out of5byfromGood Quality but Snug FitQuality of this top seems top notch - just what I expect from REI. As others have indicated it is a tight fit in the armpits. I'm 6'1" / 160lbs and purchased a medium. It fits well in both the arms and overall length, but it is snug in the armpits. I wear it either as a baselayer or with a tight fitting underarmor underneath.
Date published: 2013-03-24
Rated3out of5byfromNot enough room in the armsI purchased a medium and returned it. I am 5'7" and always fit in medium tops, but the underarm area was too tight in a medium, so I exchanged it for a large. Strangely, I have the same problem. I decided to keep this one, and I ran a couple of times in it. The underarm hasn't chafed too badly on a 2-mile and 3-mile run, but I am concerned it would chafe on longer runs. I suspect this is why this product is no longer available.
Date published: 2013-02-13
Rated5out of5byfromgreatgreat for running
Date published: 2013-01-30
Rated5out of5byfromKeeps me warm and dryI have always had issues with normal long underwear. I feel cold even if I am not.I cannot wear wool so had to look for something that I could use in my different winter activities. Since I run warm I had to have something that breathed, but did not make me feel cold especially when I stopped or am standing in one spot for a period of time, like when I am birding. I love this as I have been out in some below feezing weather hiking, walking and birding and have been tosty warm in this shirt depending on the layers I put over it. I even at times get too warm while hiking, but then I can just unzip and it cools me down without getting cold. If I stop to bird while hiking I do not freeze and feel cold like I used to. I finally found something that worked for me.
Date published: 2013-01-30

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