Your first, and possibly only, layer of the day.
You can't put on a second layer until you've put on your first. If your first is the Columbia Women's Long-Sleeve Layer First Hooded Shirt, it's so comfortable that you just might feel the need to leave it at that. Whether you're up for an early-morning run or throwing something on to go grab coffee, you'll appreciate the way the stretch fabric moves with you as you go. An antimicrobial treatment keeps the funk away, even when you're four days into your latest adventure without a washing machine in sight. Speaking of adventuring, the UPF 15-rated fabric will help go a long way to avoiding overheating and sunburns along the way.
- Polyester and elastane jersey
- 4-way stretch fabric
- Omni-Wick fabric
- UPF 15 sun protection
- Active (athletic) fit
- Fixed hood
- Item #COL00AQ
- Q & A
- Size Bought: Small
I bought this shirt as my long sleeve layer for my month long trek in Nepal and loved wearing it everyday. Because it's synthetic it definitely got stinkier than my merino wool layers but with handwashing once a week it wasn't so bad. I love the way it's cut with the side panels so there isn't a seam under your armpit when you're hiking and the thumb holes are prime when it's chilly, but not chilly enough for gloves. I would definitely use the word cozy to describe this layer. I like the higher neck on the hood so it gives you great sun protection. I didn't want to carry a lot of sunscreen on our trek so I think I made a good call. My trekking partner wore her merino layers a couple days and got sunburnt through them when were above 13,000 ft. The image below is from a hike in Waterton Lakes National Park before I jetted off to Nepal.
I will say after a month of everyday use it does have some pilling. I don't really care because this is a shirt I use to get dirty in the outdoors with but it's worth noting.
Gave to my Sister, she likes it
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I gave this long sleeve hoodie to my sister for Christmas, the fit looks really flattering on her, and it's a perfect layering piece for under a vest or jacket when going out with the dog on a walk on chilly winter evenings, or skip the top layer on cooler afternoons where you just need something light to take away the chill.
Bit baggy at the bottom
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
I bought this shirt in the aqua and gray color, and it was just okay. The colors are really subdued and kind of faded looking. Also, my biggest problem with this shirt was the bagginess at the bottom. It's not exactly fitted like with most performance tees, so I was somewhat uncomfortable with the extra room.
I'm 5'6 and ordered a size Medium. A Small might have been better and resolved the gaping at the bottom, but I didn't like the color or style of the shirt enough in person to try a different size.
What's the approximate weight of this item? Just wondering if it will be conducive to ultra lightweight backpacking. Thanks!
The weight of a M is 282 grams.
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