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Offering cool comfort and relaxed good looks, our highly-functional Equator Shirt is the perfect choice for the hottest and most humid conditions.
Appearances can be deceptive.
Take our Equator Shirt for instance. Re-engineered for 2017 with a more substantial feeling fabric it is - to the casual observer - a great looking summer shirt. But look closer and you'll start to see the Rohan touch.Notice the two chest pockets? It's no accident that they're large enough to swallow a passport, and fastened with zip closures to keep it, and other valuables, safe.
Note the hidden tabs inside the arm to make it easier to roll the sleeves up further and secure them into position when you need to cool down.
Take a look on the inside of the hem; you'll spot a rectangular panel of microfibre stitched to the fabric - it's a hidden wipe to help keep clean the specks off your specs. Neat huh?
The rear yoke is pleated for both comfort and freedom of movement, and we’ve also included Dryloops™ at the hem so you can hang the shirt out to dry without the need to pack clothes pegs on your travels.
However, it’s not just the physical attributes that prove this isn’t your average casual shirt.
It's made from a technical fabric blend incorporating Dynamic Moisture Control™ for fast wicking and quicker drying.
It has a rating of UPF 40+ Sun Protection* to protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
And, if that wasn’t enough, it’s also been treated with Silvadur™, a bacteria inhibiting treatment. Politely put, this means if laundry facilities are few and far between during your next adventure, nobody's going to notice.
*A Note on Sun Protection
All Rohan garments carrying our sun protection icon have been tested in accordance with recognised international standards for ultraviolet radiation protection. Garments are awarded a rating of UPF 40+. Protection may be significantly reduced with extended wear or if the garment is stretched or wet. Any associated UV risks will vary according to individual skin type or medical history.
Fabric: 56% polyamide, 44% polyester with Dynamic Moisture Control™ and Silvadur™ odour control technology. Based on silver chloride made from recycled silver.
Pack Size: 300ml
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.