The Columbia Cascades Explorer Short Sleeve Shirt is a very breathable shirt which is also sun, rain and stain resistant. Ideal for hot climate travel and adventures.
It’s new, super-comfortable and features advanced repellency, UPF 30 protection from the sun, a utility loop and venting in back to capture and release the cooling winds.
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.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear