It's that time of year when runs and bike rides and trips to the gym can officially be called "ski conditioning." Because now, it's not just about getting outside in the summer sun; it's also about preparing for the winter season that's rapidly approaching.
"Don’t let the name fool you, the Moonlight Shirt is (ironically) a sun shirt. But it’s much more than that," writes Krass. "It’s the piece I reach for before an alpine start in the Tetons, when the temperature is bound to swing from 45°F to 85°F by the afternoon, a long bike ride, or a day on the river. The Intuitive™ IQ fabric is stretchy and moisture-wicking, just sturdy enough to be worn on its own, yet not stifling in the heat.
It’s a great shirt for river trips, too, since it dries so quickly after it gets wet and the spacious hood blocks as much sun as you choose to avoid. Come ski season, I plan to keep the Moonlight in the mix as a ski touring top. With the thumbholes on, the sleeves fit almost entirely over my hands, a small feature that’s one of my favorite features in a good baselayer."