Until recently, I’ve never had a technical hiking shirt. I never thought I needed one, opting to hike in Merino wool or other performance fabric in the form if T-shirts (both short- and long-sleeved). But I got the Fjallraven Women’s Abisko Trekking Shirt in anticipation of a trip to Alaska, and after wearing a handful of times, I’m a convert.


Made from a fabric of 84% recycled polyester and 16% elastane, the shirt is lightweight and stretchy—comfortable enough to make it through plenty of trail miles. It also wicks away moisture and lets in air at the same time, keeping you dry and ventilated. The regular-fit shirt has a cut that’s slightly longer at the back.


The button-down shirt features press buttons, which are much easier to open and close when you have gloves on, or have sweaty hands. The raglan sleeves keep any bulky seams away from backpack straps to avoid rubbing and chafing, and there are gussets at the cuffs, as well as press buttons.


If you need extra sun protection for the back of your neck, the collar can be turned up and secured in place.


The shirt has a zippered front pocket with a mesh lining located just below the bustline, for better comfort.


The women’s Abisko Trekking Shirt comes in dusty rose, dark Navy, and patina green, and lists for $110 on the Fjallraven site. The men’s version lists for the same amount and comes in patina green and dark Navy.


Accessorize your shirt with Fjallraven’s Kånken Art Bandana. The special edition organic cotton bandana features a design by Charlene Johnny, a Coast Salish artist from the Quw’utsun tribes of Duncan, British Columbia. It comes in two colorways—Sey and Qeluts—and lists for $30 on the Fjallraven site.