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Men's LS2 Crew | UPF 50+

Sale price$50.00

Rugged hot weather adventures, next-to-skin winter layering, training in the gym or outdoors, and everyday wear. Cutting-edge graphene technology provides UPF 50+ sun protection and is thermo-regulating, moisture-wicking, fast-drying, ultralight, durable, and anti-microbial. This is no ordinary shirt.

Athletic Fit - Order 1 size up for a Relaxed Fit

No Retail Markup - (Would Be $90.00)


We wanted a series of shirts that fit our lifestyle. Something with all of the performance attributes we need, that could seamlessly transition from everyday wear to the gnarliest backcountry trip. Something that would have a place in our layering system across all 4 seasons. We found this graphene fabric and started testing it. It had all of the attributes we wanted for a next-to-skin fabric: buttery soft but highly durable, UPF 50+ sun protection, thermo-regulation, fast-drying, ultralight, and anti-microbial. Also, it did not have the shiny look that you usually get with a UPF 50+ material which was important to us for the everyday and gym wear aspect. After extensive testing, we decided to make a series of tops from this graphene material for Men, Women, and Kids. Whether you are trail running, mountain biking, training, camping, backpacking, fly fishing, skiing, snowboarding, or just hanging out by the water, the graphene shirts are made to handle whatever you can throw at them.

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For all orders over $50 within the United States

Tested By Olympic Champions

David Wise

"I've worn various prototypes of the graphene shirts over the entire last season for everything from training to competition. They are extremely comfortable, fast drying, and durable."

Our Promise to you

100% comfort guarAntee™

Use your gear with the confidence of our 100% Comfort Guarantee™. If our products don't keep you comfortable then we failed our mission and we will make it right.

If you are not completely satisfied with the waterproofness, breathability, or overall performance, depending on the issue, we will repair, replace, or simply take back the gear and issue a refund*. All craftsmanship and any manufacturing defects are of course covered by our Lifetime Limited Warranty.


engineered to last longer

We design all of our gear to be durable and long lasting. Constantly producing more products with short life spans creates excess waste. Anything that can be recycled from non-durable products does still have an environmental effect to make it usable again. Anything that cannot be recycled ends up in a land fill.

We envision a circular commerce system that eliminates waste and pollution, giving used clothing a second life. Enter AKOVA RENEWED™️, our gear renewal program. It empowers you to trade in your used gear and receive a 30% discount off your next purchase of new or used gear. When we design our products, we do not make short term decisions to make more money by using cheaper components wherever we can. We do not take short cuts in quality or durability. Designing for longevity is an eco-conscious approach that aligns with our commitment to environmental responsibility.


From Water to Snow

These next-to-skin layers are packed with features to keep you comfortable no matter the conditions. Wear them as a stand-alone shirt in warm weather, or as the base of your winter layering system.

mens longsleeve shirt
mens longsleeve shirt



We wanted a layering system that was simple, specifically designed for high output winter sports, and versatile for a wide temperature range.

  • Baselayer - Graphene LS: Thermoregulating next-to-skin comfort, effectively moves moisture away from the skin keeping you dry and comfortable
  • Midlayer - Legacy or Element Insulator: Warm but breathable synthetic insulation
  • Outerwear - Elevated Hardshell: Protection from the elements

We have used this layering system in sub-zero conditions to warm spring days (leaving the insulation at home). These layers excel by efficiently wicking moisture away from your body and out of the system while preserving the ideal amount of warmth.