Helping guard against biting insects and harmful UV rays, this durable expedition shirt combines great style with outstanding performance.Read more…
Combining style with practicality is something of a Rohan speciality.
Our flattering Sanctuary Shirt is a fine example of the way we exploit technology within our garment design.
By adding a treatment called Insect Shield®, the Sanctuary Shirt helps to guard you against the unwelcome attention of tiny creatures conspiring to ruin your trip.
The seersucker construction of the material allows it to stand away from the skin, helping the air circulate and therefore keeping you cool. So it'll help you look good and feel great whether you're in the heart of the rainforest or outside your villa with a sundowner.
But the fabric doesn't confine its protection to insects, it helps to protect you from the sun too and comes with a UPF 40+* rating. This, coupled with Dynamic Moisture Control™, means our high-tech travel shirt will ensure you'll be nice to be near if your adventure takes you to warmer climes.
Backing up the high-performance fabric with some down-to-earth practical design details such as integral drying loops, three secure pockets and roll up sleeve tabs, the Sanctuary Shirt is an essential addition to the wardrobe of the serious traveller.
*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.
*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 and odourless treatment 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 treatments.
83% polyester 17% polyamide with Dynamic Moisture Control™.
Pack Size: 360ml
Drying Time: 2 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 Sanctuary Shirt is simply the best travel and trekking shirt I have ever had – it is unbeatable in very hot and humid conditions. A mix of polyester and polyamide, the material makes you feel cool even in challenging climates such as South East Asia.
The unique feature of the material is it’s seersucker design – which means it is puffy and uneven, making the shirt lie just off your skin so that it doesn’t stick to you in extreme heat or humidity. I can wear this shirt all day in hot temperatures and still feel fine as the air circulation around my body keeps me refreshed. And the Dynamic Moisture Control technology prevents this shirt from being drowned in sweat or body odour – a common problem if you are doing strenuous activities in hot climates.
The material has been treated with Insect Shield, which is meant to prevent mosquitoes and other insects bothering you. As I wear my own insect spray when doing rainforest walks in places like Java and Bali, I am not sure how effective the Insect Shield is – it may well provide extra protection, although I couldn’t say for sure. And, the material has a sun protection of UPF 40+. Again, hard to be objective about this feature’s effectiveness – it may well be beneficial in extreme temperatures.
There are two chest pockets at the front – useful for storing small items, and adding to the shirt’s design and style. And there is a zipped security pocket – very useful for storing small valuables. The roll up sleeve tabs enable you to wear it as a short sleeve shirt – useful if you want to feel as fresh as possible in high humidity. And there are no old-fashioned buttons – the snap front closure design makes it very quick and easy to put on and take off this shirt.
It weighs under 200g, so can be packed into a small bag or rucksack, and can be washed and dried in about two hours - very handy for all kinds of travelling requirements. It is almost impossible to think of a negative point about this shirt – possibly the sleeves are a little too long for me, but the cuffs can be rolled back and it still looks fine.
An excellent shirt, I'm just back from Brazil in the Amazon and it worked like a dream, both from the sun protection and most importantly from the insect bites. I wore it along with deet and never got bitten once.
It was ultra quick to wash in the shower and was dry in a matter of minutes.
It gets a minus because the integral loops inside are a real irritant, they run against your sides and I ended up asking for scissors to cut them off and I also think the shirt is a about 2" too short. If your wearing it lose its not long enough and only just tucks in and stays tucked in
I like this shirt, it is my second, bought one last year. I am sun sensitive and it is a nice cool cover up with the bonus of insect repellant. Easy to pack and wash, dries quickly and doesn't need ironing. I think price a tad top heavy but like most Rohan stuff it wears well.