The Columbia Cascades Explorer Long Sleeve Shirt is a very breathable shirt which is also sun, rain and stain resistant. Ideal for hot climate travel and adventures.
Made with back country cloth and tactel nylon this new, super-comfortable shirt is just as at home in the back country as it is in the tavern, after spending all week in the back country. It has advanced repellency, sun protection, and multi-functional pockets, is vented and has a utility loop. It’s a solid shirt available in solid colors.
As well as this shirt being sun, rain and stain resistant, its also very breathable. This is down to the large vent on the back. So large in fact, you could easily fit a small dog through the vent (don't worry, this was not tested on any animals).
The styling might not be to everyone's taste as there is quite a lot of features for one garment. The chest pockets have extra pockets on the sides and the buttons on the top half of the shirt are covered with lots of fabric loops. I'm not sure what the reason behind this is as I wouldn't want to hang anything from that area.
In my opinion the shirt could have been simplified down to save on excess weight, but I do like the sunglasses cleaning patch on the inside of the shirt and the sleeves roll up nicely and stay in place with a fabric button loop system.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear