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Mountain Hardwear Women’s EDP Waffle Long Sleeve Shirt

Soft women's pullover with split sides, stepped hem and room to roam.

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MSRP: $70

BEST FOR:  Cragging, around town

If you’re a sucker for a soft pullover, read on.

New for fall, the Women’s EDP Waffle Long Sleeve Shirt from Mountain Hardwear is soft, flowy and …. voluminous. This tester is usually a medium or large, and the medium is capacious, so size accordingly.

Split sides ensure even more room to move, while the back hem drops a couple inches lower than the front for an asymmetrical touch. The waffle-pattern body is half cotton and a near-equal part Tencel Lyocell (Tencel is an eco-friendly fabric from wood pulp, and Lyocell is a form of rayon), with 3 percent Elastane. The drop-shoulder sleeves, plain by contrast but also stretchy, are cut long with a thumb hole. The scoop neck is always the ticket in a pullover, for ease of entry/exit and, dare we suggest, a touch of elegance.

The pullover comes in three colors: blue spruce, mystic purple, and, in case you wondered if it was intended for climbing, “Smith Rock red.”

At $70, the EDP Waffle Long Sleeve Shirt is spendy but useful. Works for climbing, going around town and travel.


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