The perfect shirt for those with a pioneering spirit: a high performance expedition shirt, managing the demands of heat, sun and biting insects.Read more…
Discover your frontier spirit with this rugged trekking shirt.
It’s made from a blend of durable technical fabrics which feels like soft cotton and yet offering robust performance. Our technical Expedition Shirt has also been treated with Insect Shield®, a process which bonds Permethrin into the fabric converting clothing into long-lasting, effective and convenient insect protection.
The relaxed, comfortable fit provides good air circulation around the body. Long sleeves adjust from full length with tabs and the hem provides enough length to tuck in but still looks presentable when worn outside the waistband for greater ventilation.
Dynamic Moisture Control™ provides effective wicking to prevent stickiness, and the UPF 40+ sun protection* rating minimises the risk of sunburn.
Finally, there’s a hanging loop and Dryloops™ feature, so you can hang the Expedition Shirt up to dry overnight, wherever you are.
*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 which meet the required standard 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.
*A Note on Insect Shield®
Insect Shield® technology converts clothing into convenient, comfortable and effective protection against biting insects. Each Insect Shield® labelled garment is treated with Permethrin, an invisible an odourless ingredient which protects against insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges. The treatment is so tightly bonded to the fabric fibres that it retains effectiveness through the expected life of the product – well beyond the limits of most fabric finishes.
71% polyamide, 29% polyester.
Pack Size: 580ml
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.
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.
This permethrin-based treatment is invisible, odourless and impairs the ability of insects including mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, fleas, chiggers and midges to land, and so reduces bites. It’s extremely durable too – and is designed to last for the lifetime of the product.
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 Expedition Shirt is fantastic for all kinds of travel and adventure, but is probably at it’s best when put to the test against the elements of heat, humidity and a jungle environment. I recently used this shirt when trekking in the Borneo rainforest - viewing orangutans and other wildlife - it was tremendous in every way.
The soft and comfortable material is a mixture of polyamide and polyester, and the Dynamic Moisture Control keeps the shirt relatively dry – even if you are sweating a lot in the heat. It is difficult to assess how effective the Insect Shield treatment is, as I usually use my own insect spray in South East Asia, but it may well help to prevent insects coming to you – I hope it does!!
This shirt is a relaxed fit – there is room in it to allow for air to circulate around your body – vital in extreme humidity. Amazingly it only weighs 250g, and can be packed very easily into a suitcase or rucksack. And it can be washed and dried in a couple of hours – very important if you are trekking and need a quick clothing replacement.
I also like the short sleeve Expedition Shirt, but the long sleeve one is very good for activities such as jungle trekking as the long sleeves can protect you against cuts and scrapes from plants, trees and rocks. The shirt material (despite being quite thin) is very strong indeed – it survived my Borneo jungle adventure 100% intact. And, the long sleeves can be rolled up and held in place by adjustable roll-up sleeve tabs, so you can effectively wear it as a short sleeve shirt.
The durability and longevity of this shirt is incredible. I have two of them, and they can last many years in fantastic condition. Overall, if you are a very adventurous traveller, you should seriously consider getting this shirt – it is tremendous.