Cool, thin, lightweight undershirt for summer carry?

Cool, thin, lightweight undershirt for summer carry?

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    Cool, thin, lightweight undershirt for summer carry?

    Hi all,

    I did a search for "undershirt" in the archives and couldn't find this topic discussed before...

    I'd like to find some sort of thin, lightwight undershirt for summer-time carry that will keep me cool. I currently don't wear an undershirt of any type in the summer, and I'm finding that during high humidity days, the side of my torso gets a little raw with the gun's grip rubbing against it.

    What do you guys use as a summer-time undershirt while carrying? I'm thinking about trying one of those UnderArmor/athletic shirts, or maybe just a thin cotton tank top.

    Thanks for your help!

    Chris


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    I mostly use the standard "wife beater" under what ever cover shirt I'm wearing. I have a couple Coolmax shirts that I wear when it's really hot. You can look into Underarmor shirts. Underarmor are basically Coolmax fabric anyway. I have found these type of shirts at Old Navy for cheap.
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    I use the same - "wife beater" or A-shirt (as Hanes or Jockey calls them) for the exact reason you mention, Chris17404.

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    Also 5.11 has some undershirts that wick moisture.
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    Under Armour HeatGear Compression shirts. They are moisture wicking and fit like a second skin.

    I wear a long sleeved one every day, even in the summer. They make short-sleeved and sleeveless as well.
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    For hot weather I use a wife beater.

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    wife beater here too, about as cool an option as I've found during our humid deep-south Summers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy W. View Post
    For hot weather I use a wife beater.
    +1 on the w beater!
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    Funny thing is, I wear wife beaters but the one and only time I tried to play/wrestle with my wife I quickly found myself pinned to the couch with my head shoved between the cushions ... I was just err, umm, building up her confidence - yeh, that's the ticket!
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    Underarmor. You can find similar shirts made by Reebock, Russell and others too.
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    Nike DriFit work well, otherwise it's a standard cotton crew neck. Nothing beats natural fiber shirts.
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    Under Armor (heat gear)

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    Walmart has some coolmax "style" undershirts for under 10.00.
    They're not bad...but I've never put them up against a true underarmor shirt.
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    The under armor is good stuff. Any of the shirts made of the synthetic fabrics are good, just stay away from cotton it does not wick it just acts like a sponge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Protect View Post
    Under Armour HeatGear Compression shirts. They are moisture wicking and fit like a second skin.

    I wear a long sleeved one every day, even in the summer. They make short-sleeved and sleeveless as well.
    +1

    I have four of the short sleeved versions. When every I carry my 1911 IWB on a hot day, I where one of these with another light shirt over it. Works great!
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