Mountain Khakis Women’s Granite Creek Long Sleeve Shirt
What a nice surprise to receive the Mountain Khakis Granite Creek long sleeve shirt to review on the first day our temperatures have been above 50F since last fall! The color even hints at spring, as it is a soft, celery color. I tried it on and was happy to see that although it is somewhat fitted (it has a contoured shape), it is loose enough I can wear it over a t-shirt or base layer top on cooler days. The fabric has a smooth, soft feel. I wore it to work, just to get an idea of how it would feel after wearing it for a full day. I’m glad to say it was very comfortable, did not impede my range of motion, and it stayed tucked in all day.
Over the next few months I’ll be wearing it outdoors while hiking, walking and possibly kayaking. It is advertised as being ‘water repellant’ and I’m curious as to how ‘repellant’ it really is. I wouldn’t expect it to keep me dry if I rolled the kayak, but will it shed the water that splashes on me? I don’t tend to burn when out in the sun, even for hours on the water, so I may have to let my fair skinned daughter try it out to see how the UVA-UVB 50+ protection works out.
This long sleeve shirt has some really interesting features. I already like the zip security pocket – its great for stashing a phone, or cough drops. The two front pockets button closed, which is a nice feature. The collar seemed very large at first, but I think I’m going to like it, especially when its windy. The sleeves roll up, and have a tab that buttons to hold them up – that could prove to be very useful. I hate having my sleeves slide down, and then try to roll them back up, even more so when my hands are wet or muddy. I’ll be looking at how all the features work, along with the comfort and durability of the shirt.
Details from the Mountain Khaki Website:
- 3.1oz, 100% Brushed Nylon Plain Weave
- Durable Water Repellent
- UVA-UVB 50+
- Button Front
- Princess Seams
- Stylish Collar Design Offers Maximum Sun and Wind Protection
- 2 Chest Pockets with Button Closure
- Zip Security Pocket
- Roll-Up Sleeves with Button Catch
- Quick Dry, Wicking
- Chain Stitch Embroidery
- Contemporary Fit, Feminine Flair
Check back in about a month, and I’ll let you know how its working out!