The Cotopaxi Quito’s soft, stretchy fabric and fantastic wicking make it an excellent choice for just about any active adventure.
We’re longtime fans of Cotopaxi and love the quality of their products. We’re also super fans of their mission, Gear for Good, Cotopaxi’s commitment to providing high-quality goods that last and have a positive impact on the world. By funding projects around the world, the company helps to alleviate hardships encountered by those living in extreme poverty. And who couldn’t get behind that?
We have a closet filled with some of our favorite Cotopaxi gear, including our Inca 16L & 26L Backpacks, our Luzon Del Dia Pack, and our Teca Windbreaker. So we were stoked for the chance to check out the Quito Active Shirt from Cotopaxi’s fitness line. And we’re thoroughly impressed.
Our trail-tested Cotopaxi Quito review
We’ve loved wearing the Quito on all types of adventures, from hiking the Yonah Mountain Trail in Georgia to paddling and biking the grounds of the beautiful Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. The shirt has always worn comfortably and performed well, no matter the adventure.
Out on the trail, the shirt’s stretchy fabric lets us move freely: scrambling over boulders or digging deep on a paddleboard is no problem. The fabric gives us plenty of range of motion to reach for that next handhold, or power through a set of rapids.
We’ve loved the shirt’s ability to keep us cool in the sweltering summertime heat here in the South. When the temps and workout intensity rises, the Quito’s wicking properties pull moisture away from our skin, helping to keep us cool and dry. The polyester-blend fabric dries quickly, which makes for a comfortable car ride home after a trail run. (A damp shirt caught in the blast of air conditioning, and stuck to your skin, is not the way to end an adventure!)
The fit of the Quito is athletic and slim without being tight. We haven’t noticed any discomfort or chafing on ultra-long runs or when we’re carrying a heavy pack, unlike many other running and wicking shirts. And the shirt’s seamless arm design is a thoughtful detail that adds comfort to sensitive underarm areas that are often irritated by constantly rubbing seams.
Cotopaxi Quito review wrap up
The Quito is an awesome all-around shirt that provides a comfortable wear, excellent range of motion, and wicking properties to keep us cool. It’s been a welcome addition to our adventure closet, and we’re certain it will see plenty of adventures in the future.
So where can I find it?
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