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Shaving weight, without compromising performance, our Aura Shirt is the lightest we’ve ever made.
Making a shirt this light isn’t easy.
But it can be done; lots of clothing companies have had a bash.
But making a shirt this light, which looks this good, that feels this much like a regular shirt really takes some doing – and requires the application of some incredibly advanced fabric technology.
The big problem with making extremely lightweight fabrics using standard weaving techniques is that the finished shirt becomes very sheer, unpleasantly clingy and generally not very nice to wear.
To solve this problem we’ve worked hand-in-hand with one of our most innovative fabric mills to develop a new, three-dimensional weaving technique.
This gives the shirt a reassuringly solid handle and a robust structure – but adds nothing to the weight.
Our Aura Shirt weighs in at an astonishing 110g. And looks and feels great.
It also offers total protection from the harmful effects of UV radiation and, with our Dynamic Moisture Control™ finish, complete comfort in hot and humid conditions.
It packs down to the dimensions of a decently-sized apple (the sort you remember from your childhood) and offers high levels of both durability and tear resistance.
Our Aura Shirt takes advantage of sophisticated Anti Odour Silver™ technology from Polygiene® to minimise the growth of bacteria.
And, when the time finally comes to freshen it up, it’s simplicity itself to wash. Just chuck it the machine, or the nearest stream, and hang it from its integrated Dryloops™. You’ll find it dries in a matter of hours, ready to go again. No ironing required.
It’s the perfect summer shirt for travel, outdoors and everyday.
Fabric: 100% polyamide with DMC™ and and Polygiene® odour control technology. Based on silver chloride made from recycled silver.
Pack Size: 420ml
Drying Time: 3 hours
Keeping comfortable in the heat can be harder than keeping warm in the cold. Comfort strategies are limited. We choose the right weight of fabrics, employ Airflow™ weaves and use Dynamic Moisture Control™ technology.
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 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.
By painstakingly stripping out unnecessary fabric and avoiding the common practice of double fabric panels we gain many advantages. The clothing is lighter and less bulky as well as quicker drying and more breathable. And because our fabrics are super tough, functionality can be improved by stripping away anything that doesn’t really need to be there.
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.
Tiny traces of silver are distributed evenly throughout the fibres of a garment. These inhibit the development of microbes that can grow exponentially in warm and damp areas, resulting in mould and odour. It is permanent, it will not wash out or wear out.
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.