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Women's 8020 Long Sleeve Tee™

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Regular price $102.00

The all-new 8020 Long Sleeve Tee™ is the first lightweight long sleeve shirt of its kind to utilize this precise blend of 80% alpaca fibers and 20% Tencel. At Appalachian Gear Company we’ve always known that you can make high-performance apparel from 100% natural fibers, and it will stand up to any outdoor pursuit better than synthetics. This shirt is a truly sustainable option for anyone looking for a durable, lightweight, quick-drying, and comfortable shirt to wear for most activities.

Spend less time worrying about what you’re wearing and more time enjoying the outdoors.

We typically ship orders within a week from date of purchase to provide time for processing and packaging as we fulfill and package every order by hand. If we have an influx of orders (i.e. when we drop new inventory), it may take up to two weeks for shipment of items.

Sizing & Fit

The bust measurement is the circumference around your torso, under your armpits. To find the size that will fit you best, we suggest to get one of your garments that fits you well, and measure it as described above, then choose the size that most closely matches.

  • The women’s cut is slightly shaped.  The bust and hip measurements are roughly the same, and the waist is slightly narrower.

  • Since Alpaca is a natural fiber with variability, weights can fluctuate from lot to lot. The weight of the Women’s 8020 Long Sleeve Tee™ shirts ranges from 4.5 - 8.5 ounces, depending on size.

  • The fabric is very stretchy, so there can be some measurement fluctuations depending on how the fabric is laid out and measured.

  • You don’t need to wash this garment often. Even if you are active and sweating in it, just hang it up. Alpaca does not retain odors and doesn’t support bacterial growth. Since it is an animal fiber, it is susceptible to moth damage, so you will want to store it so that moths can’t get to it just like you would with wool. But - washing will not harm your shirt.

  • Turn your 8020 Long Sleeve Tee™ Shirt inside-out (this is key).

  • Use a small load, cold water, light or gentle cycle, and wash with other performance fabrics. We recommend to NOT wash in large loads, or with heavy fabrics like jeans/towels.

  • Use any normal detergent. Do not use “washing Soda”, Chlorine OR Peroxide bleaches, or “Oxygen Cleaners”.

  • Air dry by hanging or laying flat the first 3-5 washes. The Alpaca doesn’t have much moisture left in it after the spin cycle, and will dry quickly.

  • After the first 3-5 washes, you can tumble dry your shirt - but be sure to tumble on low heat in a small load with other similar items - it will only take approximately 10-12 minutes to dry. Medium to high heat is not recommended.

  • After 3-5 washes, you will notice a little shrinkage in the length, and we have allowed for this in our patterns. Also, you will notice very fine “nap” on the fabric, and this improves the comfort and performance of the garment.

  • If you are backpacking or traveling, and need to wash this garment for any reason, and do not have access to regular detergents:

    1. Backpacking: Just rinse with stream water, let air dry, do not use detergent, follow Leave No Trace Principles

    2. Traveling - Hotel, Hostel, etc. : you can use shampoo, mild liquid dish/hand detergent (just a drop or two) , rinse in a sink, wring out, hang dry or lay it on a towel to dry

  • Check out our printable care instructions for more information.



  • 8020 Long Sleeve Tee Performance Blend -  80% Alpaca / 20% Tencel™
  • “Regular Fit” Style - Not too snug and not too loose. It looks great and allows for a full range of motion. Natural fibers perform at their optimal level when allowed a little room to breathe.

  • The Trail Seam™ - The unique 8020 Long Sleeve Tee™ deserved a seam that would be worthy of Adventure. We designed our Trail Seam™ for tremendous toughness and durability, so you can be confident the gear will perform under extreme stress and prolonged usage.  Our hoodies and shirts have been thousands of miles and experienced millions and millions of rubs under backpack straps - and our Trail Seam™ has consistently met those stringent demands.

  • Weft Knit - The 8020 Long Sleeve Tee  is knitted into a unique fabric that provides exceptional performance.  Our special knit structure resists “running” - so if you poke a hole in it while you are in the backcountry, the hole may get slightly larger over time, but you don’t have to worry about the hole turning in to a long “run” as experienced in many lightweight knits.

  • Lightweight - Ensures this is a shirt you'll never hesitate to throw in your pack.

  • Longer tail - Provides coverage and allows for free movement.


  • Women's 8020 Long Sleeve Tee™ Shirt weights (varies from lot to lot):
    • XS - 4.5 oz.
    • S - 5.5 oz.
    • M - 6.5 oz.
    • L - 7.5 oz.
    • XL - 8.5 oz.

  • We knit our fabrics in our own North Carolina, USA facility utilizing our Patent Pending process.

  • Our Garments are constructed in various Sewing facilities located in the Southeast USA, supporting other small businesses just like us.

  • We design and produce our own products in our vertically integrated manufacturing plant located in North Carolina.

  • Our fabrics are tested at various Southeastern USA testing labs that utilize standard ASTM Test Methods.

  • We import our custom-spun yarn from our trusted partners in Peru - made to our exacting specifications, supporting fair trade in North and South America.  Since we have extensive Textile Manufacturing expertise, we deal directly with manufacturers - never brokers.

Made in the USA

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While our Alpaca fiber is responsibly sourced from a yarn producer in Peru, our Alpaca fabric and garments are entirely created in the United States. By producing the fabric in our own facility in Kings Mountain, we are able to:

  • Have better oversight of the manufacturing process
  • Ensure the production of a higher quality garment
  • Respond to technical challenges more efficiently
  • Develop innovative materials and new garments more quickly
  • Create American jobs in the future
  • Ensure employees have a safe working environment
  • Ensure employees are paid fair wages

Our 100% Cotton Tees are constructed in Honduras, then garment dyed in the US, and printed in the US.



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