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The desert can be a harsh place with frosty morning temperatures and blazing afternoon sun, but the roll-up long-sleeve Mountain Hardwear Canyon Shirt takes the edge off the incredible contrasts you experience throughout your desert hikes.

  • Moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and breathable Desert Cloth fabric keeps you dry and comfortable in the hot sun or cool shade
  • Mesh panels at the sides and back dump excess heat and the roll-up sleeves secure themselves and buttons allow extra venting during the hottest part of the day
  • UPF 30 fabric and fold-up collar provide all-day sun protection
  • Rotated seams in pressure points ensure comfort while carrying a heavy backpack through the canyon
  • Chest pocket and sunglasses loop secure your trail essentials close at hand

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5 5

My favorite!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 10"
    Weight: 185 lbs
    Size Purchased: Large

My absolute favorite hiking/backpacking shirt. In the San Gabriels especially, its frequently best to have full coverage due to brush, sun exposure, pests, etc. Super sad to see MH discontinued. I go for one every time I hike or backpack. I have large shoulders and find many shirts too snug under and through the arms.

These have a looser extremely comfortable fit without having a ton of excess material to snag
Allows full range of motion without binding
Great ventilation
Wicks/drys well and evaporation creates nice cooling when working really hard
Fold up sun-blocking collar (doubles under in rear)
Material is light but has worn well and frequently cuts wind enough for me to skip when others go for a light shell
Sunglasses retainer loop on right chest pocket (just thread an arm through and hang when it gets too dark for the shades)
Buttons are a little odd, soft plastic/rubber but easy to grip and won't slip back out
I've never had any issues with seams rubbing or creating discomfort regardless of how long I wear, even with a backpack

4 5

Good all-around

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 3"
    Weight: 150 lbs
    Size Purchased: Medium

I like this shirt for both everyday wear and traveling. It dries over night when traveling and does well in warm climates. The primary problem are the buttons as they are made of a material that does not slide through the button holes. The need to make the holes larger. The fix that and I will give it 5 stars. I hope the make it in black again.

5 5

Perfect for fieldwork in the heat

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Height: 5' 6"
    Weight: 135 lbs
    Size Purchased: Small

These have been my go-to for chasing birds around in central Texas and western OK for the last 2 seasons, and I'm sure they will excel this season in the Sonoran desert. They provide superior breathability and freedom of movement compared to similar products I've tried (e.g. REI Sahara). I especially like the snaps for the sleeve straps instead of a button, and the curved buttons up the front are a nice touch, as well. They could be more durable, although I understand I'm rougher than >95% of consumers, and making them durable would likely sacrifice breathability, which would not be desirable. I agree they run small, as I buy size small (versus my normal medium for t-shirts, etc.), but it should be noted I wear these with either nothing or a very thin technical layer underneath.

3 5

Second Gen 'Not-So-Grand' Canyon

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Height: 6' 2"
    Weight: 200 lbs
    Size Purchased: Large

This particular shirt gets the job done, but only just.
I have owned both first and second generation Canyon LS shirts, and everything from the materials used, to the more athletic fit proves the first-gen shirt was certainly not broken enough to fix. Buy it on sale, or not at all.

3 5

Good daily hiking/utility shirt

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Height: 6' 0"
    Weight: 175 lbs
    Size Purchased: Medium

I picked up a few of these on sale for daily hiking in Colorado.

The fit is perfect. I'm an athletic build (large chest for my size), and am between a medium and large in most brands. However the medium in the Canyon shirt is cut generously and fits an athletic build perfectly. I don't have to worry about the shirt being too tight in a few months when I pack on some more muscle.

The style of the shirt is utilitarian, and in certain contexts you will look like the UPS man. What can brown do for you? If they put a curve on the bottom hem of the shirt it would avoid the UPS man effect, and make the shirt look less technical and it would fit in in more contexts. It looks like they have done that with the latest version.

The horizontal chest pocket has curved stitching on the flap, presumably to make it easier to open the pocket, with a small tab of fabric to help keep it closed. The curved flap is the only curved line on the design of the shirt and looks out of place and sloppy. The small tab works out for me however, as I use it to keep my car key in that pocket. This pocket would look 100% better if it was finished with a zipper and straight lines.

I suppose rubber buttons are less likely to crack, but they require a lot of effort to use. The friction between the button and the holes on the shirt is pretty ridiculous. Only the top button on the collar has a hole large enough to pass through fairly easily. I keep my shirts buttoned and pull them on over my head.

The extra flap on the collar for sun protection is great. Extra coverage on the sleeve would be nice as well; as can be found on Columbia shirts in the price range. Heat management is great; it feels like you're not wearing a shirt.

This shirt doesn't win many style points, and it's more at home on the trails than it is at town after your hike, but it gets the job done and is worth it when it's on sale (otherwise I'd go with the Columbia Silver Ridge shirt).

5 5

Big Gun Squeeze.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large

Great shirt! Wrinkles, unbuttoned cuffs, untucked and all. I love this shirt.

XL for my 48 inch chest and 36 inch waist. My arms are about 36.5 in sleeve length. The only part that is a bit too big is the stomach area. I don't have much of a gut and this shirt would be forgiving if you do.

Wearing this manly shirt made me forget we were at a cherry blossom festival.

The neck flap was put to work keeping the sun off my neck earlier in the day. It worked great but may have looked a bit odd from behind.

Big Gun Squeeze.

What's your height and weight? I'm 6'4" 260 lbs and debating between XL and XXL. Leaning towards XXL since this will likely go over a light baselayer on most occasions.

My dimensions aren't too different from yours John. I also wear a light baselayer under the shirt and XL is a bit loose even still. (sleeve length, stomach, chest is all pretty generous in this shirt) If anything, I think the sleeve length will be too long for you with the XL but the shirt is an awesome 3 season shirt so not much of a sacrifice rolling up the cuffs a bit. Good Luck with the XL. I went with it and I'm not disappointed.

3 5

Runs Large

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large

I ordered a small and found the sleeves were too long and the shirt was too wide, making for an overly loose fit. If you prefer a slimmer fit check out the North Face Cool Horizon Woven Shirt which I liked better.

5 5

The shirt that lasts forever

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have used some of these shirt for at least twice a week now for almost 8 years!! It seems like they will last forever.
This is REAL value for money!!

4 5

Great material, great shirt

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

I agree with some other reviewers that the fit can be a bit awkward. In spite of that I recommend this shirt for outdoor activities during the summer months. Using the button to keep the sleeves up can lead to some uneven bunching in the arms, so I just roll them up without buttoning.

It will keep you cool! Pockets work well, dries super fast, blocks the sun.

Compared to other larges I have, this seems a bit snug (doesn't come hardly past my belt). Not so small that I would return it, however.

I bought mine in 2010, so I can't speak to changes made to this model since then.

2 5

So sad.........

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I bought this shirt in 2006 and it quickly became my all time favorite! I have worn it on most of my outdoor adventures ever since, everything from backpacking to rafting to hunting. I've probably worn it at least once a week for the past 7 years. It's now being held together with fabric tape so I bought a couple more over the last few years and like others have said, it has taken a serious decline in quality. The new ones don't have the same "mojo" that the original had. Different fabric, different fit, not as breathable or comfortable. As a result, my old one still gets the most use but his days are numbered and I might just shed a tear when he gets retired and I don't have a suitable replacement. Mountain Hardwear is my favorite brand but I'm very disappointed the the new Canyon.

2 5

Serious Downgrade In Quality

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have two of the previous versions of MHW Canyon Shirt with the last purchased about one year ago for about 10% less than the 45% off sales price and was expecting another excellent shirt. Wrong! There has been a serious reduction in the quality and features of this shirt in the present version being sold. Some of the serious downgrades include many double stitched seams reduced to single stitched, removal of a zipper to right upper chest pocket, moving button for fold up sleeve from external upper sleeve to internal tab that contacts your skin when the sleeve is down, and serious reduction in the size of the back shoulder venting area and air entrance. The changes saved money for the owner (Columbia) but literally on the backs of it's customers. The top open pocket with no closure (previously a zipper) is suitable for a casual shirt only. The material is not particularly any better (or worse) than any low end outdoor shirt made in Vietnam and found in big name discount department stores. 4 stars is very highly overrated for this shirt which I hesitate to call gear. This product is so clearly inferior to the previous version and does not look compatible for anything but light casual wear, it is being returned.

4 5

Worth Taking A Look Into...

Had an earlier version of the Canyon Shirt and I agree with the earlier reviewer that the top pocket is a downgrade for this great shirt. As for the performance of the product itself, I am extremely happy, as I face really hot south Texas summers that can easily span five months. I liked it so much that I now own four of these. As for the fit, I find the newest version to amply cut and actually a little larger in size.

Backcountry had the best pricing by far and their customer service and returns policy can't be beat!

3 5

Current model is a downgrade.

5 starts to the 2010 model for sure. Backpacked in it, and it came back looking like new.

I picked up a pair of the current model since I loved the older one so much, and the fit is a bit off (for me, at least). I'm pretty average size, but the shirt was cut noticeably tighter than before. Other than that, not a big fan at all of the button/zipper-less chest pocket. It hangs open even when there is nothing in there. Don't even want to see how it looks when I decide to use it. Looks sloppy.

Overall, still a good shirt. Esp. if it fits you well. On the plus side, I didn't even realize on the old model that the button on the upper part of the sleeve was to keep it from falling when rolled up. The new one came with a sleeve already rolled and buttoned as a demonstration. Nice surprise! haha

2 5

Don't use this for backpacking

This shirt has an inside tag and a spare button right where your hipbelt goes. It also has a pocket that goes down to where the hipbelt goes so that if I put something in the pocket it would interfere with my hipbelt. Then there is a pocket in addition to the zip pocket (not mentioned in the specs) that has no velcro stuff or button to shut it. There is a cloth flap that closes it but I can see overtime that this pocket is gonna definitely just start hanging open and no longer lie flush with the shirt. My size is small. Not sure if larger sizes are the same.

Not sure what shirt you are describing. my Canyon shirt has a Velcro Napoleon pocket and a Zipper pocket. I wore it for 4,000 miles of backpacking before the the backpack turned the material to shreds.
Gray Ghost

did you try removing the tag and button? I agree with Caap16903's review of its durability after having worn it on both the Long Trail and Colorado Trail this past summer.

John is describing the current shirt which is a serious downgrade in quality from the previous version which was as recent as one year ago. Caap and I suspect Ramius are talking about the previous version which I have and feel is a 4-5 star product. This version is seriously different.

4 5


This is a nice solid shirt for outdoor activities in the summer. fit is true to size chart. The material breathes and vents really well. Sun protection is sold. material dries very quickly. Construction is good with decent seam sealing. Mine has taken minor abrasion without problem but thin shirts like this are really not meant to withstand dragging across rocks much. It excels for hiking, kayaking, general travel and packing and doesn't look bad at the end of the day if you find yourself on main street at a bar. With two of these shirts you are set for a summer. Solid.

This review was written for the previous version of this shirt with the same name. It has been changed radically. Please see an updated review above for current version unless you are buying old stock somewhere.

4 5

Slim fitting

This is a solid shirt. Only real complaint is if you have bigger arms its a little hard to roll up the sleeves. Other than that good shirt from Mountain Hardwear.