Where do we start? Lightweight and stain-resistant, this UPF 50+ shirt earned praise for wicking and drying: “After a 5-mile hike with a 35-pound pack in the middle of the day, the part of my back that was under my pack was wet, but it dried within minutes at camp,” one of our sweatiest testers said. Yes, the stretchy polyester is quick to dry, but also credit the mesh-lined back yoke, which effectively vents (when not under a pack). We appreciated other touches, too, like the expandable sun collar and double chest pockets with drainage holes. It comes in shortsleeve, too.
$80 ($70 for shortsleeve); 7 oz. (L)