Mountain Hardwear Canyon Shirt Long Sleeve
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 35 dollars
Great fit and performance.
- Fast dry
- Stay cool
- Good looks
Excellent fit, true to size, very comfortable. Appears to be well built, and the design is nice. Keeps you cool in warm weather, dries quickly when wet.
Appears to be wearing well, and at the often reduced prices it can be purchased at, presents excellent value for money.
Would definitely recommend, and would certainly buy again.
Only complaint is that I am an athletic, self conscious 5'10" and the shirt seems a tad short, but don't worry about it showing my torso in normal use only when putting a pack on or reaching up.
My favorite detail is the rubber buttons throughout. I have busted way to many plastic buttons on similar shirts to appreciate something that won't bust from cold or pressure.
I used to wear Ex Officio shirts and each have their positives. I'd like the Canyons pockets to be a laid out a bit differently but appreciate that and the air flow areas are mostly hidden except for close scrutiny.
Living in the SW, it's definitely made for hot weather climes.
Price Paid: $65
I paid full retail for this shirt (had a GC) and have used it primarily for day hikes and trekking around in warm/hot southern Arizona weather. The shirt is very breathable and dries very quickly. There are plenty of mesh panels and breathable flaps which help to cool you down when you work up a sweat. I wore a backpack with the hip straps for a few days and have noticed some pilling where the straps rubbed. One feature I like is the sleeve rollup straps. If you choose to roll up the sleeves there is a strap on the inside of the sleeve that attaches to a button on the outside upper arm to keep them from unrolling/drooping down.
All in all I like this shirt and would buy one again, but not for $65. I think you are paying for the MH brand most of all. It's a good shirt if you can find it on clearance or sale.