Offering cool comfort and relaxed good looks, our highly-functional Equator Shirt is the perfect choice for the hottest and most humid conditions.Read more…
Appearances can be deceptive.
Take our Equator Shirt for instance. To the casual observer, it's simply 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 deep cuff openings and hidden tabs inside the arm to make it easier to roll the sleeves up 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?
You’ll notice that there aren’t any buttons. Our Equator shirts use lightweight popper fastenings for ease of use and a rugged, functional look.
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.
And, if that wasn’t enough, it’s also been treated with Silvadur odour control technology. This clever, patented anti-microbial technology inhibits the growth of microorganisms and the associated build-up of odour – really useful when the going gets hot and sticky.
56% polyamide, 44% polyester.
Pack Size: 500ml
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.
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.
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.
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The long sleeve Equator Shirt is a perfect choice for hot and humid conditions. I have had many over the years, and they are very durable and long-lasting – I still wear some that are almost a decade old. I recently wore this shirt when exploring the Banda Islands - the spice islands of Maluku in Indonesia - it kept me cool and refreshed and protected me from a fierce sun. It is very versatile and can be worn for hiking, trekking, island and boat trips and is definitely presentable enough for a decent restaurant or theatre visit.
The material is a mixture of polyamide and polyester and feels very soft. It has Dynamic Moisture Control to prevent the shirt becoming soaked in sweat in extreme temperatures – it is far superior to a standard cotton shirt which is relatively useless in the heat. And the Silvadur odour control restricts the unpleasant smells which can occur when out all day in the sun – I have worn this shirt extensively and odours are thankfully kept to a minimum.
It can be washed and dried in a couple of hours, and needs no ironing as it does not crease at all. And at under 200g in weight, it is very easy to pack into a rucksack or suitcase.
There are no old-fashioned buttons on this shirt – instead, user-friendly popper fastenings make it much quicker to put on and take off. And the two external zipped pockets are very useful for storing items securely, plus they add to the impressive style and design of the shirt.
In addition, I have many short sleeve Equator Shirts – they are also fantastic. One benefit of the long sleeve one is it offers more protection from the sun, and you can simply role up the sleeves with the adjustable roll-up sleeve tabs – turning it into a short sleeve shirt!!
In my view the best shirt that Rohan do - so much so that over the years I have purchased 7 long sleeve ones and use them all. Add the one short sleeve and you can tell I like them! The lightweight popper fastenings introduced a couple of years back are great - much easier to use and better than the old buttons. A plain, non-check version would be a great addition to the range.
A great addition to my wardrobe! Smart, easy care - slip in the washing machine and hang to be perfect for the next day! My 9th Rohan jacket and won't be my last. They wear so well for years.
Great product. Great quality.
Bought as a gift. Ticks all the boxes. Does the job to a high standard. A very happy recipient.