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Women's Sanctuary Shirt

£75.00
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Helping guard against biting insects and harmful UV rays, this durable expedition shirt combines great style with outstanding performance.

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The Full Story+

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.

Fabric: 83% polyester 17% polyamide with Dynamic Moisture Control™.

 
Lightweight - Weight: 185g
Lightweight - Weight: 185g

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: 360ml
Packable - Pack Size: 360ml

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: 2 hours
Fast Drying - Drying Time: 2 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.

INSECT SHIELD®

Insect Shield® technology converts clothing into convenient, comfortable and effective protection against biting insects. Each garment is treated with permethrin – an invisible and odourless ingredient that helps protect against insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges.

SUN PROTECTION UPF 40+

This garment has been tested in accordance with recognized international standards for ultraviolet radiation protection – and has been awarded a rating of UPF 40+. The protection offered 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.

1 Secure Pocket

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+
  • Trekking shirt with sun and insect protection.
  • FABRIC: 83% polyester 17% polyamide with Dynamic Moisture Control™.
  • Insect Shield® protects covered skin against insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges.
  • Sun protection UPF 40+ (protection may be reduced with wear or if stretched or wet)
  • Seersucker construction improves airflow.
  • Minimum Layer Construction™.
  • Two touch and close chest pockets.
  • One zipped secure pocket.
  • Snap front closure.
  • Roll up sleeve tabs.
  • Dryloops™ at hem.
  • Lightweight.
  • Durable.
  • Packable.
  • High wicking.
  • Quick drying.
  • Easycare.
  • Crease resistant.
Technologies+

INSECT SHIELD®

Insect Shield® technology converts clothing into convenient, comfortable and effective protection against biting insects. Each garment is treated with permethrin – an invisible and odourless ingredient that helps protect against insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges.

SUN PROTECTION UPF 40+

This garment has been tested in accordance with recognized international standards for ultraviolet radiation protection – and has been awarded a rating of UPF 40+. The protection offered 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.

1 Secure Pocket

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+
Smart, crease-resistant, quick-drying travel shirt.
Shirt length 26"/66cm
Measurement based on size 12

Womens Sanctuary Shirt

8101214161820
To fit bust
Inches3335.537.539.541.543.545
cm859095100105110115
Womens Size Guide
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What People are Saying

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Silvia Halim
Age: 41-45
Purpose: General travel purposes, including hiking and trekking.
Length you've had item: Had it for one week - have worn it and am very happy with it.

Simply The Best In Hot And Humid Conditions

★★★★★

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.

Carla1966
Age: 51-55
Purpose: Walking/Kayaking in "Sunny Insect Terrain"
Length you've had item: 2 months

This get an A-

★★★★★

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

Jilli
Age: Prefer not to say
Purpose: Walking and general travel wear
Length you've had item: One year and two months.

Nice summer shirt

★★★★★

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.

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