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“From summer-morning objectives in Eldorado Canyon to high alpine in the Tetons, this is my quiver-of-one top for any and all climbing.”
The ultimate test for a garment is if it makes the cut for our space-conscious van dwellers, and the River Run was “the literal top of the laundry heap” for one tester. She wore it on three continents as a “wicking baselayer for cold pursuits and a breathable sun hoody for hot ones.” The secret sauce is in the fabric, which has a Dual Surface Precision Blended Wool that combines merino with synthetic fibers to provide the best of both the natural and manmade worlds. UV protection keeps the skin safe when the sun is beating down, which allowed testers to stay out longer without greasy sunscreen. Thumb loops, a loose hood, and a fitted but not too tight fit round out the feature set on this versatile piece.