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Toad&Co Ventilair Short Sleeve Shirt

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Bluesign fabric keeps you cool and moisture free. UV protection makes this a dual function shirt.


  • Moisture wicking
  • Cooling fabric
  • UV protection
  • Stylish

As an outdoor enthusiast who likes to combine travel and hiking or backpacking, I am always on the lookout for dual function clothing. The Toad&Co Ventilair Short Sleeve Shirt is perfect for this purpose.

The shirt is manufactured from "Bluesign" approved fabric that Toad&Co call Suncool. Combining organic cotton to pull the moisture from the body with heat reflecting hydrophobic polyester for quick drying allows the Ventiliar to not only keep you dry but it also cools you at the same time.

The polyester fabric has light reflecting properties that block out the UV rays with a UPF rating of 25+. By moving the shoulder seams from the top to the front of the shirt they eliminate a source of chafing.


I began testing the Ventiliar in the late spring and in my mild climate have worn it well into fall. A size medium fit my 5'9", 165-pound frame nicely and the shirt looks nice whether it's tucked in or left out. It's been on day hikes all over the globe during my many travels.

The shirt does a really good job of using the body's own moisture to keep you cool as it evaporates. The front sewn seams eliminate any chafing when wearing a daypack. I really like to pack light, so to bring a shirt that can handle double duty is something I always look for. Being able to have a shirt stylish enough to hike in and then go to a nice restaurant is the double duty I look for.

Toad&Co has so much faith in their product that if you don't get a compliment in three wearings or if you find anything wrong with the shirt they will take it back. 

Product details:

  • Color: Hydro, Salt, Iguana
  • Size: Small-2XL
  • Price: Regularly $69, on sale $55.20

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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