What is it?

This lightweight shirt is designed to keep you cool, dry and comfy, regardless of where your adventures take you. It all starts with the fabric: Made from 100 per cent polyester, the shirt features Columbia’s signature Omni-Wick technology.

As you sweat, the fabric moves moisture away from your skin and spreads it across the shirt surface so it can evaporate easily, all while keeping you dry and minimizing uncomfortable chafing. The result is a versatile shirt that’ll serve you well, whether you’re taking on a challenging bike excursion or sightseeing by foot on a hot day.

Why do I need it?

Part of Columbia’s Titanium collection, the Irico is a great option for travellers who want high-performance clothing with a more classic fit. This one has roll-up sleeves for transforming it into an airy, three-quarter-length top when the temps heat up.

It also has streamlined, zippered pockets on the chest and right side for keeping your small essentials securely tucked away. Hidden back vents feature Omni-Freeze Zero mesh, which uses sweat-activated cooling to lower the temperature of the fabric when you start getting sticky.

Should I buy it?

If you need an easy-to-pack shirt that transitions smoothly from hotter to cooler weather conditions, this one’s for you. It dries fast for quick washing on the road; and you can wear it alone or open as a jacket when you want an extra layer.

Pack this shirt when you have a varied itinerary that sees you mixing strenuous activities with situations where you want to look a little more put-together.

$94.99, columbiasportswear.ca