Back in September, 1999, we were going on a three-week trip to Costa Rica. In preparation, I wanted to buy a light, quick-drying, long-sleeved (for sun and bugs) shirt for the trip. I bought such a garment at Mountain Equipment Co-op in Vancouver (along with a compass, which was a great boon when I got lost in the cloud forest).
Today I was bringing in the laundry and thought to myself, “man, this shirt is nearly eight years old.” Most of my clothes don’t last more than two years. I have nephews younger than that shirt.
It ain’t the most stylish shirt in the world, but it’s durable and seems to dry in about an hour. I’ve had other clothes from MEC, but this is definitely my favourite. They don’t seem to make it anymore, but this badboy seems like it’s fairly close to the original.