Men's Lightweight Equator Shirt

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With hard-wearing durability, Anti Odour Silver Technology and a Dynamic Moisture Control™ finish, the Equator Shirt is a great casual choice for hot-weather travel and everyday wear.

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Colour: Glacier Blue Check
Payment types Rohan Accepts
The Full Story+

This great looking casual shirt is deceptively technical. Packed full of technology and convenient features, it’s a guaranteed summer favourite.

Anti Odour Silver Technology takes advantage of the natural antimicrobial benefits of silver. Tiny traces of silver are distributed evenly throughout the Equator Shirt to inhibit the growth of microbes reducing mould and odour. This reduces the need to wash the shirt as frequently, extending the life of the product, and keeping you feeling and smelling fresher for longer.

This permanent solution doesn’t wash or wear out and has even been tested by the International Antimicrobial Council to provide 99.5% of antimicrobial properties, even after 50 washes.

The Dynamic Moisture Control™ finish helps to wick moisture away from the body to the surface area of the shirt so it can be evaporated more quickly, keeping you feeling cool and sweat-free even if the temperature or your activity levels start to rise.

The cotton-like feel of the Equator Shirt makes it really comfortable to wear, yet its technical fabric construction makes it very durable, lightweight and easy to care for.

The Equator Shirt has a popper opening and two secure zipped chest pockets – ideal for credit or debit cards and passport. We’ve also included DryLoops™ inside the hem that makes it easier to hang up and dry.

Fabric: 56% polyamide, 44% polyester with Dynamic Moisture Control™ and Silvadur™ odour control technology

 
Lightweight - Weight: 165g
Lightweight - Weight: 165g

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.

Packable - Pack Size: 300ml
Packable - Pack Size: 300ml

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.

Fast Drying - Drying Time: 3 hours
Fast Drying - Drying Time: 3 hours

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.

ANTI ODOUR SILVER

Garments treated with our Anti Odour Silver technology benefit from the natural antimicrobial properties of silver. Tiny traces of silver, distributed evenly throughout the garment, inhibit the growth of bacteria reducing mould and odour. This treatment is permanent – it will never wash or wear out.

DYNAMIC MOISTURE CONTROL™

DMC™ is a wicking treatment that rapidly spreads the moisture our bodies create across the surface area of a garment. This can be achieved through the technical construction of the garment or by a performance coating and ensures that the garment dries more quickly, encourages evaporative heat loss and helps you stay cooler and more comfortable for longer.

2 Secure Pockets

Losing the odd bit or bob when you’re close to home is rarely an issue, but losing car hire keys, passport, phone or wallet becomes more important than ever in a far off land. That’s why lots of thought goes into safer pockets – deeper, zipped and hidden.

Features at a Glance+
  • Anti-odour Silvadur™ technology
  • Dynamic Moisture Control (DMC)
  • Easy care
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Packable
  • Zipped security pockets
  • Dry loops make hanging and drying simple
Technologies+

ANTI ODOUR SILVER

Garments treated with our Anti Odour Silver technology benefit from the natural antimicrobial properties of silver. Tiny traces of silver, distributed evenly throughout the garment, inhibit the growth of bacteria reducing mould and odour. This treatment is permanent – it will never wash or wear out.

DYNAMIC MOISTURE CONTROL™

DMC™ is a wicking treatment that rapidly spreads the moisture our bodies create across the surface area of a garment. This can be achieved through the technical construction of the garment or by a performance coating and ensures that the garment dries more quickly, encourages evaporative heat loss and helps you stay cooler and more comfortable for longer.

2 Secure Pockets

Losing the odd bit or bob when you’re close to home is rarely an issue, but losing car hire keys, passport, phone or wallet becomes more important than ever in a far off land. That’s why lots of thought goes into safer pockets – deeper, zipped and hidden.

Size Guide+
Glacier Blue Check
Shirt length 30"/76cm
Measurement based on Men's Medium

Mens Equator Shirt

  S M L XL XXL
Chest          
Inches 36-38 39-41 42-44 45-47 48-50
CM 91-96 99-104 107-112 115-120 122-127
Mens Size Guide
Reviews+

What People are Saying

★★★★★
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This product has a Rating of 3.7 / 5

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Andy B'Wood
Age: 56-60
Purpose: Hot travel
Length you've had item: 3 years
Reviewed: September 2021

If you're popping your poppers, maybe pop up a size.......

★★★★★

3 years in. South East Asia use mainly. Aggressive Thai laundering. Tumbled to a cinder in Sri Lanka. I have bought Rohan for 30 years and these are great. I expect I'll get years more out of these.

D Harrington
Age: 61-65
Purpose: Walking, hiking, holiday and travel
Length you've had item:
Reviewed: August 2021

Equator shirt

★★★★★

Brilliant summer shirts, fast wicking on those humid days, comfortable material.

I seem to be in the minority about the poppers, I reckon they are a great way of fastening a shirt. Never, ever had a issue with them coming undone unexpectedly.

Sarah
Age: 56-60
Purpose: Walking
Length you've had item: 1 month
Reviewed: July 2021

No More Poppers please

★★☆☆☆

I have been buying Rohan shirts for my husband for years - they were the best. I bought 3 of these shirts because the colours were bright and his old shirts needed replacing. The pockets are great on Rohan shirts but on this one his GPS kept catching on the flap (under the zip at front) in the pocket which then popped the poppers every time he got it out to check where we were! I can’t believe that no one tested this shirt for walking with items in the two chest pockets!

Thank you for your feedback. All our garments are wear tested to ensure they perform suitably for their intended end use. Your feedback will be passed onto our Design team who are currently working on our Spring/Summer 2023 range.

Customer Service
Jax4
Age: 66-70
Purpose: Holiday summer wear
Length you've had item: 1 hour
Reviewed: July 2021

Disappointing button poppers

★★★☆☆

Loved the shirt but even before my husband put it on the popper pinged off. Not the quality expected of Rohan. No spare provided. What's so wrong with buttons and button holes?

Sadly sent back for refund as it is likely that more poppers will ping.

Thank you for your review. All our garments go through rigorous quality control and all our component parts are of a high standard. Sorry this was your experience.

Customer Service
David Lamb
Age: 66-70
Purpose: Summer wear for casual use, walking, hiking
Length you've had item: 2 weeks
Reviewed: July 2021

Ditch the Popper

★★★☆☆

I have previously bought a number of different Rohan shirts both long and short sleeve. I prefer he ones with Silvadur technology so thought I'd try the Equator short sleeve shirt for the summer and bought 4 in the sale.

Like others I dislike the poppers and have doubts about longevity.

Also be aware that the shirt sizing is somewhat wider than other ranges. When measured side by side they are an inch or so wider making them hang looser on a slim frame.

All in all I'll stick to buttoned shirts in future.

Thank you for your review. Our Equator Shirt is a relaxed fit so the sizing will generally be a little different to trim or regular fits. We use high quality press studs to ensure longevity. Thanks for your feedback.

Customer Service
Chris Wells
Age: Over 70
Purpose: Ornithological Field Worker
Length you've had item: One week
Reviewed: July 2021

Mens Equator Shirt

★★★★☆

How did I miss this shirt? I have several Expedition shirts which are superb.

I will purchase another one. The press studs remind me of the Shark shirt. Now that shows my age!

GM
Age: 56-60
Purpose: General wear indoor and out
Length you've had item: 6 months
Reviewed: May 2021

Hate the poppers

★★☆☆☆

In spite of having had this for a while, I’ve never got used to the poppers. The shirt doesn’t sit as well because the poppers have no room to move and it never feels entirely comfortable. Why Rohan have switched to these I don’t know but please ditch them. I’ve been buying Rohan stuff for years but will not be buying any more like this. Please bring back proper buttons!

Thank you for your review. This style has been made for warm weather and so we use press studs to make it as easy as possible to undo the Shirt for when the wearer needs to cool down.

Customer Service
Nick Parkin
Purpose: Walking
Length you've had item: 6 months
Reviewed: March 2021

Equator shirt: popper disaster

★☆☆☆☆

I like the fabric, fit and feel, but a popper has just popped and I can no longer wear it. A complete waste of money. Bring back buttons!!

Thank you for your feedback, sorry to hear you have been disappointed, please contact our customer service team on 0800 840 1411 who will be happy to discuss this with you.

Customer Service
SteveC5
Age: 56-60
Reviewed: August 2020

Perfect

★★★★★

I had one of these bought as. B/day present, I wasn't totally convinced by the poppers instead of buttons but actually quite like them now.

Lovely material, soft and cool in the hot weather, two very handy pockets, so impressed I bought another one.

ChrisJohn
Age: Over 70
Purpose: Everyday warm weather wear
Length you've had item: Not sure, had it a while but only started wearing it recently.
Reviewed: August 2020

Review of Men's Equator short sleeve shirt

★★★☆☆

I like the Equator shirts and have several long sleeve versions. I even quite like the poppers, as long as they last. What I don't like is that on the short sleeve version that I have Rohan has included the tie back sleeve retainer. This is a nuisance and even hangs down below the short sleeve length. It makes me think that they have just used the long sleeved version and cut the sleeves off! This has to be a stupid design or is it a genuine mistake? Please get it sorted. I would have given 5 stars but for this.

Hi Chris, thank you for taking the time to leave a review on our Men's Equator Shirt (short sleeve version.) I'm sorry to hear that you have been left feeling disappointed with the overall design and will be sure shall pass your feedback onto the relevant department. If you wish to discuss this further then please feel free to contact customer services on 0800 840 1411.

Rebecca - Web Team
John Cracknell
Age: Over 70
Purpose: General casual wear
Length you've had item: Several months
Reviewed: July 2020

Nearly faultless shirts

★★★★☆

I now have three of these shirts, one longsleeved XXL to be used in colder weather over T-shirts and two XL short-sleeved ones. Superb material and I love the big pockets, wallet in one phone in the other. The only things that spoils them for me is the press studs which easily pop undone, annoying, buttons would be better.

Shaun Oliver
Age: 56-60
Purpose: Summer wear
Length you've had item: 1 week
Reviewed: June 2020

My seventh equator shirt

★★★★★

I was very pleased to receive my two Equator shirts for the summer. I love the fact that they have poppers and not buttons as this makes it much easier to put on and take off the shirts. The poppers, on my previous shirts, have been 100% reliable and I wish all shirts had these. My slight disappointment, with my two new shirts, is that they are a lot darker than they appear in the pictures online. I know the colour is described as 'Titanium' but I thought they would be nearer white than grey. I was hoping for some lighter coloured shirts for Summer.

Andy
Age: 56-60
Purpose: Summer wear
Length you've had item: Over a year
Reviewed: April 2020

Great for working in a hot climate

★★★★★

I bought this shirt to use on an archaeological excavation in Sicily; working outdoors in high temperatures and with little shade. I hammered the shirt. It got filthy each day and I washed and dried it overnight - fresh, smart and ready to go. It coped brilliantly and was cool and comfortable. My only criticism is that being tall, I had to make sure I put sun cream on the small of my back as the shirt didn’t quite cover me. Great shirt for travelling.

Karl Kendall
Age: 56-60
Purpose: summer ware
Length you've had item: over 1 year
Reviewed: April 2020

Men's Equator Shirt

★★★★★

The big plus for me of this shirt was the pop it buttons.

I must admit that that I was a bit hesitant in buying it at first. But now I think it's the best thing since sliced bread.

Just ordered another two shirts

Tony
Age: Prefer not to say
Reviewed: April 2020

Equator Shirt

★★☆☆☆

I was thinking of buying a couple of these for the Summer but after talking to a friend I don't think I will bother. The big negative is the use of poppers rather than buttons. Ugh!

Northern Boy
Age: 56-60
Purpose: Travel wear
Length you've had item: Umpteen years
Reviewed: January 2020

Great travel shirt

★★★★★

I have just spent a fortnight in North Africa and the latest equator shirt provides great sun protection. As always they deal with persperation well, dispersing it and drying relatively whiff free.

They wash and dry overnight and are ready for wear the next day. Alternating 2 shirts saw me through the trip. They are casually smart enough for most places.

The concealed glasses wipe is great when wearing sunglasses

My only criticism after owning 5-6 over the years......which idiot thought bright candy pink was a good colour for the studs on the true red check??

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