Editors' Choice

Mountain Standard Thermal Henley

This midweight top performs well above its price tag.

Brand: Mountain Standard

Model: Thermal Henley




Wicking Don’t be fooled by its street style: This budget-priced top has the technical chops to handle serious winter forays. The polyester fleece wicked sweat quickly on Colorado hikes and powder days. But when we did overwhelm it, the midweight fabric took a bit longer to dry than a thinner synthetic top.

Warmth Under a midlayer and shell, the Mountain Standard Thermal Henley kept us extra cozy down to the single digits on wind-whipped resort days; the waffle knit traps body heat.

Fit “Awesome, trim fit that allows for great freedom of movement,” raves one climber. Ding: Some lanky testers wished for longer sleeves.

Durability After five months of testing on abrasive climbing routes, the tough poly fabric has nary a snag. (m’s L); S-XL