User Review: Mountain Hardwear Men's Canyon Shirt Long Sleeve
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 35 dollars
Great use of mesh venting, easy roll up sleeves that can be buttoned down, and a quick drying fabric combine for an ideal hiking shirt for 3 seasons. The shirt is well designed, functions fantastically, and on top of that looks great.
- Fast dry
- Stay cool with mesh venting
- Good looks
- Good value
- Buttons to hold rolled-up sleeves
- Potential longer term durability of mesh vents
The Mountain Hardwear Canyon long sleeve shirt has excellent fit, true to size (at 5 10 and a half, and 200 lbs, a size large fits perfectly without being tight or restricting of motion), very comfortable. There are no points of abrasion/chaffing anywhere along the inner seams.
The construction appears solid, and the design is nice. The mesh venting is well placed without being at all obvious until you begin to inspect the shirt, and it works well for keeping you cool during hot days or high exertion. The fabric is thin, but appears durable and most importantly it wicks moisture away and dries quickly. Being a shirt, ventilation is quite easy to manage by simply unbuttoning, and the roll-up sleeves that can be held up by buttons on the upper arm are a nice touch adding more versatility. The fit is comfortable, not too loose and not too tight making it suitable to layer on top of easily, or wearing another baselayer underneath for when it gets colder.
So far it appears to be wearing well, and there are no signs of rash/abrasion from backpacks and the fabric has dealt well with multiple washes. The only potential long-term weakness may be the durability of the mesh, but that remains to be seen as it appears to be wearing well so far.
This shirt has been used in spring/summer so far in the UK for day hikes (both short and long) and has performed very well with the constantly changing UK weather. These often end up on sale and for the $30-$40 they are often sold for, they represent an excellent value. I would definitely recommend this shirt, and would certainly buy it again.