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Soft and cottony
I have one black and one light/off white mainstay tee. As others have noted, the light is see through-ish, but with a light colored bra underneath it works for me. I normally wear medium but the small was perfect - not slim, but not baggy, long enough to tuck in, looks great untucked as well. The cotton blend errs on the side of cotton, is soft and... Read More feels great. All around a win!!
I have ordered these for three years now. They are cool in hot weather, great for travel as they dry super fast, and the sleeves are not boxy looking. I love the taupe color this year. These shirts last and last and need no special care. I am between a medium and large in size. I dont like my tee shirts tight so I am happy with the large. I tried t... Read Morehe medium, but I am in my 70s and the medium, while an overall okay fit, just fit a little too tight in the wrong places.
This is a great shirt to lounge around in. Super soft and comfy feel, like you, 've had it for years and is a staple piece. The women's cut is nice, that's why I didn't go down in sizing for this - usually I'm between an XS and S but I don't like my shirts to fit too tight. This one is great with jeans and can be a nic... Read Moree layer for climbing or biking. Doesn't wick sweat, but feels great against your skin.
The best tee I've ever worn
I love this tee so much that I came back and ordered one in every color! The fit is perfection. Not too snug, not too baggy. The fabric is so soft and lightweight, but not so lightweight as to be see-through (as many lightweight shirts are). The colors are pretty. These are the perfect layering piece but can also be worn as a stand-alone top. I tru... Read Morely am in love with this tee.
Nice fit, material, and colors
These are simple shirts, but they fit well, have nice colors, are cool, and wash well. I especially like the shape of the sleeves, and the neck is not too high or too low. The fit is neither baggy nor tight, it's just right. The Dyno White has a nice subtle leaf pattern. These are now my go-to simple short-sleeved tee.
Give Me All the Black T-Shirts
I really like this shirt. I like that it has a pocket, it is super soft, and it's a great basic everyday shirt. I wish it was longer and had slightly longer sleeves. I LOVE that it is available it black! Patagonia is lacking in women's black top options. Please make more black items: long sleeve, short sleeve, sweaters, jackets...all the ... Read Morethings.
Comfortable, great print
I really like this shirt. The peach slice print is really fun- more fun than a plain color. Out of the box, I hoped it would have a softer feel and initially thought I might return it, but when I put it on it felt great. It seems to wick moisture better than you might expect from a cotton blend. Comfort outside in mild PNW heat was my main goal fo... Read Morer the shirt as I use it mostly on hikes or in other outdoor settings. I would get another one if I needed more outdoor options but I think I am set for now.
I have older verison of this tee, and for some reason this one seems a bit smaller - which I love. It's not too tight, but def just a little more fitted than one I bought 2 or 3 years ago. I am 105 lbs and 5'4 and an XS was a perfect not too lose but not too tight fit. This blue color is super sharp looking too.
I love this smooth material. Not cling-y, not too thick or thin. Flattering fit. Bought the medium for 5'9" and 155 lbs. Beautiful blue color. Hip length is perfect. Sleeves could be an inch longer for this 65 yr old. No shrinkage at all, but I hang to dry. Looks like it will last a good long time.
Good shirt overall
I was looking for a lightweight shirt for summer hikes in the desert. It's a great fabric and a good fit, super comfy. My only complaint is that after I wore it three times it developed a small hole, perhaps from a snag on a tree branch? This could be due in part to my own error, but all the same, it was somewhat flimsy fabric if the hole appe... Read Moreared that quickly after contact with a branch so insignificant I don't recall it happening.
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Comfortable and stylish
This shirt is so comfortable and sized correctly for a well-tailored relaxed fit (not overly baggy or too tight). I wear a small and am 5'6" average build, smaller chest. The shirt fits well in the shoulders and then has a looser fit around the midsection which is flattering tucked-in or worn loose.
Perfect fit, good colors, and easy care
Almost my entire line of clothing is Patagonia. I'm 77 and have a very full life with a little grandson with me and my husband every afternoon. We're really lucky to have Patagonia in our life. I did send back two shirts that didn't work for me early this summer. I never heard back about a refund for them. Otherwise I have no issues ... Read Moreat all with Patagonia. We're even starting to buy clothing for the newest generation now.
The Perfect Tee
The Mainstay is the absolute perfect tee. As a short individual (5'1") I appreciate so much that this tee is not overly long. It's slightly tapered without being fitted, and also avoids being boxy. The neckline is wide/open enough that it never bothers me or feels uncomfortable. Fabric is light but not so much that lighter colors are... Read More too transparent. Overall well-fitted, comfortable tee. I own this shirt in several colors, as well as in the 3/4 sleeve version!
This is the perfect T-shirt. It looks ordinary, but the fit is perfect and it wears like iron. No pilling, no weird wide belling at the bottom, and it's beautifully cool in the hottest weather. The fabric is paper thin, but durable. I've washed the shirt at least one hundred times, abused the poor shirt, but it keeps coming back fresh.
This shirt is very flattering-I love it for that reason. Downside is the material is very lightweight and very soon after buying it and washing it, it got little holes in the bottom of them, all of them. So I wear them with a camisole underneath cause theyre very expensive. Really saddening because the fit is so terrific. Im buying some more to kee... Read Morep for dressy /casual get togethers not for everyday use.
Hey Lisa, thank you for posting this feedback on the fit and fabric. All of our gear is covered by our ironclad guarantee and you're welcome to [Return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) the shirts for warranty.
LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE SHIRTS!
I am not a fan of the hot summers and these shirts are the perfect solution! They are lightweight, breathable, and comfortable. I also love that you can dress them up or down, and I have worn them to work on more than one occasion. PLEASE make more colors! I wear these year-round and have a variety of colors. I tend to stay away from the light colo... Read Morered shades though because they are typically see through. Aside from that love the colors, comfort, and durability of these shirts!
The white is completely see through and Im so sad about it. BUT it does fit nicely, and I have a darker color in this same shirt that you cant see through, so I have to give credit where its due.
We are sorry to hear that the white material is see-through! If you decide you'd like to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) that back to us, please feel free to do so. We appreciate the feedback on this.
Comfy and light
I love this shirt. It feels a bit like wearing an old t-shirt but doesnt look that way. It is definitely thin and I can understand the comments that it is see-through in the lightest colors. I chose darker colors. I have a 40 chest and wider shoulders from climbing and the large fits well...theres some room around my waist and my shoulders arent co... Read Morenstrained but it also doesnt look overly baggy.
Lightweight But See-Through
The Mainstay Tee with the Ahnya Full-Zip Hoody and Pants is my go-to for lounge and sleepwear. The weight of this tee makes it the perfect choice on a hot summer day or night! The shirt fabric is so thin that it is slightly see-through, though. (I have white and Melons: Light Vela Peach, which is super cute and fun!) Because of this, I only wear th... Read Moreis tee when I'm at home.
These Mainstay Tee shirts are perfect for hot SoCal summers. They breathe, theyre cool and super comfy. They wash and dry beautifully. I own at least a dozen in various colors and sleeve lengths. Im having a major problem with the fact that the fabric breaks down on the front at the waist. Ive exchanged at least 4 of these for that reason. I though... Read Moret perhaps it was just a fluke. Ive continued having the same problem. I finally figured out what is causing this problem. It's my jeans waistband when Im driving; the seatbelt rubs against the tee shirt which rubs against my jeans waistband. I try to remember to pull the tee shirt over the seatbelt when I drive but its difficult to remember to do this every time I buckle up. Needless to say, I wont be buying any more Mainstay Tee shirts until Patagonia improves the quality of this product. I feel like Im stuck with at least a dozen of an inferior product. This really bums me out. Ive been a dedicated Patagonia shopper since the early 1980s. I have a closet full of Patagonia outerwear. Ill still continue to promote Patagonia products to anyone who will listen. Ill continue buying Patagonia products but just no more Mainstay Tees. Thanks for 30 years of amazing outerwear!
Hi Cecilia, thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the quality issues that you've experienced with the Mainstay material. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons so we'll pass this along to our design crew. Also, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) the shirt under warranty.
PERFECT - PLEASE MAKE MORE STAPLE COLORS
Great fitting tee with a cute pocket. Very soft. My only regret is not ordering more colors. Patagonia - PLEASE make this tee in more colors like navy, cobalt, different grays, olive green, red, maybe black with a colored pocket?! It would be great to have this tee in more staple colors rather than more of the "summer" shades which can ... Read Morebe fun but a little more difficult to match/wear year around.
Perfect T-Shirt: plain white shirt warning
LOVE. Cannot stress this enough, I LOVE this t-shirt. Im 5 foot 3 inches, around 135/140lbs and the medium fits perfectly for what I want it for. I love shirts that I can just throw on and not worry its gonna be too snug on chill day, and this is that shirt! I got the plain white shirt on a sale and my only warning is that you will need to wear an ... Read Moreunder shirt/tank top/bando for the plain white shirt. Its slightly see-through but for me it isn't a problem. I will defiantly be ordering another soon!
Best T-Shirt Ever Made
I have been wearing these T-Shirts for a while now, and they have lasted through so many washes and wears and stayed in shape. I don't know how they do it but these do not shrink. I make sure to tumble or hang dry but a few times I have forgotten and they went to though a dry cycle but were fine. They are thin and can be worn all summer withou... Read Moret getting too hot. I want to buy every single color . I am 5'9 160 I wear a M.
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