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On our spring California road trip, I wore the Marmot Logan SS for four days straight. Sure, we were on a road-trip in a fully loaded 2016 Winnebago View, equipped with plenty of storage for a few weeks worth of clothing. Yet, each day I wanted to keep on wearing the Marmot Logan SS by choice, not out of desperation.
Marmot Logan SS Fabric and Performance
The Marmot Logan SS is an excellent trail and town ready piece for spring through fall. For starters, the Logan SS features abrasion resistant nylon Supplex and polyester weave fabrics; making the top not only lightweight and breathable, but it also protects your skin from the harmful UV rays with a UPF rating of 35. The fabric combination makes it quick drying, adverse to wrinkling, packable, and durable for just about anything.
All of these attributes make the Marmot Logan SS a great item for use on the road as you can wash and wear in a sink and dry on a line in a few hours. When not in use, the Marmot SS won’t hog up much space or weight, as it weighs in at a mere 3.53 oz!
Fit and Style
Button downs are meant to fit a bit loose, especially when you are wearing it for hiking, biking, or even running. I hate to feel bound up by a top, including at the shoulders or along the biceps. I am by no means extremely buff, but have broad shoulders and sometimes I don’t gravitate towards a button down style, as historically they didn’t always work for me. Thankfully, Marmot has incorporated underarm gussets for complete freedom of movement, making the top ideal for just about anything.
There are darts in the chest region to tailor the Logan SS a bit, but overall the fit is relaxed and not overly tailored. This does not translate into a boxy fit or feel. The shirttail hem is plenty long to keep your backside covered as well. For added sun coverage, simply pop the collar. The Marmot SS is available in size XS to XL and I ordered per the size guide and found the top to run true to the size guide.
Marmot Logan SS Extras
The Marmot Logan SS features a hidden zip pocket along the right hip area. I rarely used this pocket, but it can easily accommodate a credit card/ID or your car keys. Technical fabrics no longer have to have boring colors and Marmot took advantage of this by offering the Logan SS in 3 vibrant plaid color combinations. I tested the top in Dark Raspberry and loved the combination of yellow, off white, and a lighter pink color. Don’t let the stock photo fool you, the shirt is actually a dark pink and not red as it appears. The Marmot Logan SS is also available in Gem Green and Ocean; think teal and turquoise combos.
My husband finally said, “Hey, why don’t you retire that shirt for the trip?” Rather than simply retire it, I decided to take it for a trail run for its’ final hurrah. Despite generating plenty of sweat, the top doesn’t carry the typical tech t-shirt stench. I am hopeful that this will continue for many wears to come!
MSRP $60 For more info on the Logan SS and other Marmot products, visit www.amazon.com/marmot.