ProView – Rab Aeon Tees

Emily Katz is stoked to be stoked outside! You can find her perma-smiling in the mountains, rivers and canyons of the West where she has over five years of guiding experience. She currently splits her time between Moab, UT, and Crested Butte, CO. In Moab she is an Instructor for Colorado Outward Bound School-Southwest Program leading multi-day backpacking, canyoneering and rafting courses. In Crested Butte she is a Ski Instructor for the Adaptive Sports Center and a Crested Butte High School Cross Country Coach.

The Rab Aeon Tees have become one of my favorite baselayers and active layers this summer and fall. I’ve taken them on the river, on bike rides, and on runs. The fabric is light, breathable and wicks very well.

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Color and Fit

I love the colors of the tees. I chose Merlin Blue for the long sleeve and Seafoam green for the short sleeve. The colors are accurate to what is seen online. I am 5’6” and have a 36” chest and the medium fit great in the long sleeve, with the sleeves being the perfect length. It was not too tight on my body.

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I personally do not like having a tight or slim fit for layers that I can wear by themselves because they seem stiff for the amount moving around I am doing. The medium in the short sleeve was tighter and shorter in torso length—it felt more slim fit—so I wear it less, but it’s still structurally sound.

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Durability and Structure

These Aeon Tees are really well put together. The seams are flat and not bulky which keeps them from being irritating at any point. The fabric is soft and stretchy allowing for great range of motion. Unlike my other synthetic tees that even after washing them, the first drops of sweat unleash millions of previous drops of sweat and bad smells, the Aeon Tees remained fresh after each wash.

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Pros

Light, breathable, great colors, wicks very well and is quick drying.

Cons

Have to be careful with the fit.

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