The benchmark trekking and travel shirt.
The benchmark trekking and travel shirt.
Taking advantage of a battery of advanced technology, our Expedient Shirt meets the challenges of the hottest, harshest and most humid conditions in the world.
It’s made from a supremely functional blend of polyamide and elastane which combines a surprisingly light weight with high levels of abrasion resistance and a comfortable, stretchy fit. It also offers total protection from the harmful effects of UV radiation.
Our expedition-proven Dynamic Moisture Control™ treatment wicks moisture in a flash and ensures the shirt feels comfortable next to your skin. Not such a big deal in Britain – but absolutely essential in the Tropics.
Washing the shirt is a simple matter of dunking it in a bucket of water and hanging it from the nearest branch – clever Dryloops™ in the hem mean you can leave the pegs at home.
The whole shirt is built using our Minimum Layer Construction™ principles to maximise breathability and keep weight and packed size to a minimum.
A secure pocket on the front is closed with a concealed vertical zip. It’s positioned low to allow easy access when wearing a rucksack.
The sleeves are fully adjustable for length and can be rolled up and held in place with adjuster tabs and buttons – giving you a choice between maximum cooling airflow or increased protection from the sun.
The cuff has been comprehensively ‘de-bulked’ – it’s a light, simple, unfussy bound edge. Again, it’s the sort of detail that you wouldn’t really notice in temperate conditions but, when the heat is on, it makes a really noticeable difference to your comfort.
The Expedient Shirt is the best trekking shirt we make – if you’re looking for a no-compromise choice that won’t let you down on the toughest trips, this is the one to go for.
Fabric: 84% polyamide, 14% elastane with DMC™.Weight: 135gPack Size: 300mlDrying Time: 2 hours
We pioneered the testing of fabric for UV penetration in the UK over fifteen years ago. The health risks are now, of course, more widely recognised. All Rohan fabrics for hot weather, that carry the sun icon, are tested for their Ultraviolet Protection Factor and rated either UPF 20+ or UPF 40+.
Pocket science at Rohan is all about precision and detail of design, but most of all, it’s about keeping your most important stuff safe at times when losing keys, passports and wallet is more than just an inconvenience. We use several different methods – whichever is the most appropriate. Some pockets are completely hidden with micro zips, some are touch and close with roll-over tops and some are high quality zips.
Building stretch into our fabrics offers some big advantages. It allows us to make very comfortable, streamlined clothing. And a close fit has big advantages for active people. Clothes don’t flap in the wind, they work well in a layering system without bulking up and because there is less fabric, they are lighter, dry quicker and pack smaller – all critical Rohan virtues.
We were the original lightweight revolutionaries. Back in the 1970’s we realised that cutting weight without losing performance meant that you can take less and do more. Everything we make is engineered to achieve this.
Low pack size is a benefit whether you’re packing for a day’s walking or for the trip of a lifetime. We continually scrutinise fabric specification and garment construction to minimise the packed size of our clothing. The actual pack size is tested and listed.
All Rohan clothing is designed to be very fast drying – as much a benefit for unexpected downpours as anything else. It’s easy to wash and often needs no ironing. Almost all garments will dry overnight, meaning you can take less with you. We test every item and list its drying time.
Our Dynamic Moisture Control™ finish is a permanent, wicking treatment that rapidly spreads moisture, such as sweat, over a wide surface area of the fabric. This ensures the garment dries more quickly and you stay more comfortable - even in the hottest and most humid conditions.
There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing. Rohan is your constant companion for every journey, whatever the journey.