Originally Posted by ID Surfer
If you live in CO you better not buy a shorty.
I use my shorty pretty often after the first of June- certainly not a substitute for a LS top, but totally useful for play / river running. I've used my shorty on Gore in August a couple of times, and it was perfect for short sessions on the Animas in the middle of summer. Nice to have one in the gear bag, I think.
For a longsleeve, I'd recommend the Kokatat or a Bomber Gear top - I have the Bomber Gear longsleeve and it's still very dry after two years. Plus, BG is a Colorado-based company and it's good to support the locals.