I've already loved this shirt for hiking and backpacking for about a year - it's super lightweight and has UPF protection, so it's perfect for long days in the hot sun. I spent 3 weeks in Europe recently, and this shirt came with me everywhere! Not only is it great for sun protection, but it's also nice as a light wind layer when the breeze starts up in the alpine region it near the sea. It also allows you to feel a bit more presentable than just wearing a t-shirt when you're heading into the museums or a cafe. Love this shirt!