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Toad&Co Debug UPF Stretch Shirt

photo: Toad&Co Debug UPF Stretch Shirt hiking shirt

My current favorite outdoor activity shirt. This moisture–wicking, quick–dry, woven comfort stretch shirt offers style and functionality. It offers 30+ UPF rating and is wash–and–wear easy. Have worn it in the high Sierras and washed it out each day and then wore it again the next day. Love its compatibility with backpacking.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • UV protection
  • Comfort
  • Bug free
  • Style
  • Wash and wear

Cons

  • Could use loops to secure rolled up sleeves.

The men's Debug UPF Stretch Shirt offers exceptional comfort for walking around after your outdoor activities as well as during strenuous hiking or trekking. Stylish and practicality are its hallmark.

The Insect Shield Technology (bug resistance capability) worked very well in all my adventures as did the UPF protection (Ultraviolet Protection Factor similar to SPF — Sun Protection Factor — ratings for sunscreen)

The shirt fit perfectly. I loved the style and comfort, although I would have appreciated some sleeve loops to secure the sleeves when rolled up. The shirt performed very well in numerous high elevation (7-9,000') hikes over 5-7 hours each time.

The sun is very intense in July in the Sierras at this elevation, but this shirt offered excellent sun protection. The bug-free capability also performed well, although the intensity of bugs and mosquitos was probably less than may be experienced in more humid climates. 

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The shirt was very quick drying. Although the backpack resulted in a bit of wetness, when I removed my pack on a break or for lunch it dried in minutes. Great wicking capability.

The shirt appears to be very well constructed with quality materials as it continues to look great after numerous washing and drying cycles. 

I intend to purchase a couple of these shirts at my own expense for an upcoming trek around Mont Blanc, France, in September.

Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)

Disclosure: The author of this review received a sample of the product from the brand or its representative in exchange for a review.

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