Minaret Aerowool Short Sleeve Crew

We married our top-shelf Merino Wool for odor mitigation with the incredible moisture wicking properties of our outerwear technology, 37.5 by Cocona, and created Aerowool - the ultimate active hunting and warm weather ultralight base layer. Anytime a premium is placed on moisture evacuation during active hunting or use in hot climates, First Lite's exclusive Aerowool is your new go-to base layer. The Minaret SS Crew is the short sleeved, top layer of the system, providing fantastic moisture wicking with the odor mitigation you know and love from Merino to help you stay cool in the most demanding environments.





Product Details

Layering Position

  • This is your next-to-skin layer, the first layer you put on in the First Lite System
  • Features

  • True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear under other layers
  • Actual Weight: 6oz (Size Large)
  • 17.5 micron, ultrafine First Lite Aerowool Fabric
  • Aerowool is naturally antibacterial, meaning there is no treatment necessary to retain its odor resistant quality even when used for several days in a row
  • Aerowool is designed specifically to keep you dry and comfortable in high exertion or high temperature environments and activities
  • Aerowool mesh vent panels maximizes ventilation
  • Flat lock seams for next-to-skin comfort
  • Covered by First Lite's Warranty

    • Sizes

      Available in men's sizes: SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL


      Machine Wash Cold and Hang Dry

      Cut Shooters Cut
      System Position Next to Skin
      Material First Lite Aerowool
      Actual Product Weight Size MD N/A
      Primary Usage Lifestyle, Spot & Stalk, Upland, Fishing
      Temperature 60F - 80F, Above - 80F, 80F+

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Camo patterns fade fast.
Wore a new minaret short sleeve shirt everyday of my 5 day hunt. Soaked it in sweat everyday and it dried out very fast during breaks and overnight. Downfall is the shirt pilled pretty bad to the point it faded the camo pattern. I would buy this shirt and all Aerowool in solid colors only. My fusion pattern looks 2-3yrs old in 5 days. Aerowool starts out darker camo of the the same pattern in Merino items. I sent pics to FL and was told too bad, so sad.
- BFD on 9/27/2017
Great warm weather shirt
Great shirt, comfortable and light. Dries fast after getting sweaty. The placement/arrangement of natural vs synthetic fabric is spot on. Cipher camo print is great, but the real advantage of this shirt is in the tech. its a great base when its hot. Its my new go-to in warm weather.
- John on 9/21/2017
Best hot weather base layer
Best hot weather base layer you can get. Dries extremely fast.
- Clint on 9/5/2017
Classic comfort
I am all about a great feeling shirt and this Minaret Aerowool shirt has become my go-to base layer for the early season! It has worked great for midday scouting when its too hot for long sleeves and then has came in handy as the base layer when I need to add the Minaret long sleeve over the top.
- John on 8/25/2017
Best warm weather shirt out there
This shirt dries exponentially faster than the tan cotton T shirts used in the military,I use it a lot both at work and on my off time. The orange trim and logo causes issues in uniform but I guess that's up to you to decide if you're in a place where you can pull it off. This is my go to shirt for literally anything I need to do outdoors in the humidity of the Deep South.
- Caleb on 8/24/2017
AR 670-1 Compliant (almost)
I'm a believer! This shirt is great, runs a hair bigger than the merino counterpart, but dries super fast and doesn't stink like a synthetic shirt. It's pretty damn close to the Army's new "TAN-499" undershirt (I'm wearing it right now in uniform) and it rocks. The only thing that would make this better would be if FL started making base layers in "official" TAN-499 (which is pretty green/brown not too tan). The wool and aerowool would go over well with 'Joe' and be Army flight and vehicle safe (cotton, wool, or nomex) no drip no melt! I'll wear them in the cockpit for sure!

Oh, and I wore it for nearly a week without washing it just for science sake... It works!
- Nickster on 8/24/2017
Breathable and just plain works!
Did some scouting in 95+ degree weather. Crazy how well this shirt breathes and how fast it dries. Its comfortable and light. I plan on wearing it in the fall as a base layer too. Wish i had five of these!
- Darren on 8/17/2017
Great shirt! Dries super fast!
Great shirt, perfect fit, comfortable to wear and dries really fast. Tried it first time on a scouting hike in the Sierra last week. Got into a little thunderstorm early in the morning. So, rain and quite a bit of sweating. By the time the sun came out the shirt was dry- I found it hard to believe. Only wet spots were under the straps of the backpack.

Really great shirt, will order more.
- M on 8/14/2017
Minaret Aerowool Tee
I ordered one minaret short sleeve crew and when I saw how well it would work for me I ordered a second. I did however, need to order a size larger than I take in my long sleeve First Lite gear. I am 5'8" and 160lbs and I wear a medium in the minaret, but a small in the llano and uncomphagre pieces.
- Danos on 8/1/2017
Great base layer
I wore this under my Wilkins and it worked as a great base layer. When I got warm, I shed a layer and just wore this as my main layer. It drys within minutes and is really light weight. I'll be buying more.
- Trevman on 7/31/2017
Men's but I love it for women!
I bought this shirt in a small and I love it so much! Great for early season hunts and I love the fabric. So comfy! :-)
- Eileen on 7/26/2017
Field Tested and Approved
After several days of back country elk scouting and working our tail off, this shirt has earned itself a front row seat! Wore this shirt for 3 days straight, no lie. Got home to my fiance and almost convinced her the shirt was brand new out of the package. You name it, this shirts meant for it, from hunting to fishing to dinner out with friends.

6'0, 175lbs, large fits perfect.
- Zachary on 7/22/2017
Great undershirt
I wear these under my body armor while on water patrol in Florida and I could not be happier. You think a fart in a warm elevator smells bad, smell a game wardens body armor after a weekend of water patrol. I started wearing these with the hope it would cut down on smell and it works amazingly well. I do not have to peel them off when I get home like many other dry fit style shirts I have used in the past. The wool doesn't stick to you like synthetics or cotton. I am an aerowool believer.
- Ryan on 7/18/2017
Must have for hot weather!
The short sleeve Aerowool Crew is perfect for hot weather. If you are exposed to hot and humid conditions during the summer months, this shirt works perfectly as a base layer or worn as an outer layer alone. The Aerowool keeps you cool, breathes great, retains no odor, and dries fast. This shirt is a must have for warmer conditions.
- Jared on 7/18/2017
Breathable and fits perfect. I use as a base layer under a ballistic vest. Keeps me much cooler and dry compared to many other products I've tried. As a hunter it makes a perfect base layer as well. I've also just worn as an outer shirt and it looks great.

Highly recommend
- Chris on 7/13/2017
So glad they came out with the short sleeve version of the Minaret! Breathes awesome, fit is spot on, and dries fast. My go to shirt for summer training hikes, scouting, and early season warm days in the field.
- Gabe on 7/12/2017
Minaret Aerowool Short Sleeve Crew
I needed gear that I could dual utilize as a base layer for chasing mule deer in the fall and keep me cool under my ballistics vest while at work. In the blistering hot 115 degree days in the State of Arizona the Aerowool short sleeve shirt performed flawlessly. A firm believer in First Lite quality !! For those of you in law enforcement Aerowool is a must as a base layer while out in the field .
- Mike on 7/6/2017
Awsome shirt!
Sizing is spot on if you want an athletic fit and if you want a looser fit just go up a size. This shirt is going to be my new go to for all of my outdoor pursuits here in Alaska, From fishing in the summer to hunting in September, I'll be wearing the Minaret.
- Jesse from AK on 6/20/2017