Hit the trail.
Mountain Hardwear designed the Men's Canyon Pro Long-Sleeve Shirt with the goal of creating the ultimate backpacking shirt. Its stretchy fabric keeps up with you on technical treks and WickQ technology pulls sweat away from your skin and dries quickly to keep you cool and dry while you hike. Underarm ventilation keeps air flowing to prevent you from getting swamped with sweat. The fabric is also lightweight for comfort in hot conditions, yet still tough enough to withstand abuse sustained on the trail. Plus, UPF 50 sun protection shields your skin from UV rays when you're in exposed alpine environments. So whether you're hiking five miles or fifty, you can't go wrong with the Canyon Pro.
- Light and tough shirt for backpacking and hiking
- Stretch construction allows you to move freely
- WickQ technology wicks sweat to keep you cool and dry
- Slim fit for less bunching with backpack on
- UPF 50 sun protection shields skin from sun
- Roll-up feature keeps rolled-up sleeves from falling down
- Perforated fabric under arms for enhanced breathability
- Q & A
Quality control issues
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
It's a nice looking shirt, and I like the material, but there are some things worth noting: the pockets are smaller than the non-pro shirts, despite the description there is no "roll-up feature keeps rolled-up sleeves from falling down" unlike the non-pros, the manta gray color features underarm material that is different color than the rest of the shirt (barely visible in the pictures), there's no back vent (clearly visible from the pictures), and the closure system is snaps not buttons.
Despite all that, there are some quality control issues with the shirt. The first shirt I received was labeled a medium, but was at least a large (I have 5 other MH shirts for comparison), and the second shirt that replaced it had a snap that came off when I was removing it from the packaging. I expected better quality being that this is the "pro" model.
What's the difference between the Canyon Pro and the Canyon?
Hey Kristen, the Canyon Pro is a heavy weight stretch fabric whereas the Canyon is a lightweight breathable synthetic. Both are meant to be used for outdoor pursuits the difference in the priority of features and where you plan on using it. If you are hiking in environments that do not require much breathability but do require high aerobic activity the pro will work great. If you are going to be in a really warm or humid environment and you need the shirt to breath the canyon would be the one to go with. If you have any other questions feel free to reach out to me directly via the information listed above.