In the winter of 1993 Frank Hintz drove to Harpers Ferry, WV with the first ever American Backcountry tee shirt designs in the back of his car. Frank walked into the headquarters of the Appalachian Trail Conference's headquarters and cold called ATC's man of many hats Brian King. All of our hopes and dreams for a successful new business were hanging in the balance. Brian told us he would try some of the new designs and also suggested we consider going to Damascus, VA the following spring to test our product by setting up a booth at the annual Appalachian Trail Day's festival. We did.
The American Backcountry Moisture Wicking Tee is manufactured using 100% spun polyester and delivers the look and feel of organic cotton and the wickability of advanced poly-performance fibers. Features of the garment are as follows:
- 100% Moisture Wicking Polyester, Built to Last
- Fastest Drying Time in the Industry
- Permanent Moisture Transport Technology
- Built in Anti-Microbial and Anti-Stain Features
Our shirts are soft and pliable. And our Field-Testing Team tells us that the American Backcountry Moisture Wicking Tee doesn’t chafe or irritate your skin after heavy use like other performance garments sometimes do.