Welcome to another installment of Editor’s Review from FREESKIER. Each week our editorial staff provides in-depth, honest reviews about the gear they’re testing on a weekly basis. Our goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can trust your equipment whole-heartedly and have as much fun in the mountains as possible. Read up on the Stio Harkin shirt, below, then visit us again tomorrow for more awesome gear coverage.
Stio Harkin Shirt
The Jackson Hole-based apparel brand Stio knows how to blend style and function. Taking inspiration from life in the Tetons, where it’s common to hop from one activity to the next, the Harkin snap shirt is an ideal solution for all day layering comfort.
With its 100% polyester weave and water resistant finish, the shirt acts as a breathable windbreaker and forces liquids to bead-up on contact, making it my go-to layer for days skiing spring corn or while floating down the Arkansas River with friends on a lazy Saturday afternoon. Two snap-closure pockets on the chest hold my lift ticket, travel-size sunscreen and sunglasses with some room to spare.
The multi-functional wearability of this long sleeve button down makes it a stand-out product: whether heading downtown to dinner or into the hills for a hike I know I’ll be properly outfitted. Lightweight enough to pack, the shirt also dries in a jiffy. I completely soaked my Harkin shirt on a recent float down the river, left it to dry in the sun as we packed up the cars, and wore it to the local watering hole 30 minutes later.
The floral print and snap button design gives this performance-minded long sleeve an unmistakably unique and vintage feel. Snap it up, apply some sunscreen and hit the trail because where we’re going we don’t need roads.