This lightweight baselayer from Montane earned love from our road tripping testers for two reasons: first off, it’s incredibly packable—it bunches up to the size of a tangerine. Secondly, it’s treated with Polygiene for effective odor control—a bonus that helps otherwise stink-prone synthetic fabrics combat the inevitable nastiness of the road. The shirt is crafted from Apex-Lite and Apex-Pro, extremely thin, light, and quick-drying fabrics.
The wicking properties of the “Pro” fabric come in handy on the underarms and back, facilitating quick dry times. For road trippers who have limited space for dirty clothes and often need to rock workout wear multiple times without washing, the Fang is worth considering, be it for trail-running, hiking, etc. Our testers’ only negative feedback is that the quarter zip style and slim fit of the piece do limit the Fang to the trail: it’s purely a workout top, and it’s not something you’d want to wear everyday.
“I can scrunch this shirt into a tiny ball—it barely takes up any space at all. For trail runs in warm weather, this is a favorite.”
A simple, breathable, and quick-drying layer that’s compact and comes in handy.
- A technical shirt for running and training
- Polyester construction breathes well during sections of high output
- Polygiene treatment keeps you feeling fresh
- Form-fitting design makes layering a breeze
- Half-zip style lets you ventilate on the fly