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Our summer selection of shirts, tees and shorts

Our summer selection of shirts, tees and shorts
ICEBREAKER COOL-LITE SPHERE SS POLO
gear pix summer_-7This ultralight polo combines two natural performance fibres, merino wool plus TENCEL, making it feel 40 per cent cooler than pure merino. It also wicks three times faster. Non-itch and naturally odour resistant, the Sphere is machine washable and dries fast. I have found this to be an indispensable travel item due to its easy packability, classic polo styling and comfort. Machine washable, it dries fast in the shade. £65, www.icebreaker.com
summer products-2-2PARAMO KEA SHIRT

In a new rustic check colourway, Paramo’s ultra-cooling, protective and lightweight short-sleeved travel shirt is perfect for a wide range of activities in hot climates, whether you find yourself in humid or dry heat. Offering excellent freedom of movement, this weight-efficient shirt has discreet pockets for secure storage of travel essentials, plus two bellows pockets on the chest. Other features include a long back hem with side slits, increased venting from generously cut sleeves, and protection against UV rays (SPF 50+). £50, www.paramo-clothing.com

clothingSHERPA TARCHO TEE

Part of the Adventure Gear collection, the Tarcho is a lightweight, versatile, sturdy and wrinkle resistant tee, which packs easily and will keep you feeling fresh, dry and comfortable over multiple days. The hypoallergenic organic cotton fabric is soft and durable, and the classic crew-neck styling and set-in sleeve features Himalayan and Nepali inspired graphics, and prayer flag reinforcement tape at the neck for a clean finish and bags of comfort. Tarcho means prayer flag in Tibetan, and the graphic that graces the front of this t-shirt represents a distilled-to-the-essence rendition of prayer flags. £22, www.sherpaadventuregear.com

gear pix summer_-5BERGHAUS ORTLER 

Berghaus has extended the scope of its product sustainability programme for the summer with the launch of Made Kind. The symbol highlights fabrics and technologies that combine high performance with low environmental impact, whether in the form of more eco-friendly materials or improved processes. clothing-2Berghaus Colourkind features in extensions to the summer clothing range, including wovens and knits, with shirts and t-shirts incorporating Berghaus’s ARGENTIUM fast wicking and quick drying fabric technology. New for the season are the men’s and women’s classically styled Ortler travel shirts with features designed for extended use in warmer climates. Also new is a collection of stylish ARGENTIUM t-shirts, such as the men’s Voyager Overhand at £35 (pictured right). Ortler SS men’s £45, www.berghaus.com

clothing-3COLUMBIA ZERO RULES SS GRAPHIC TEE

A super-cooling tech tee with stretch and sun protection, this soft and lightweight men’s shirt sports Columbia’s industry-leading cooling technology, which reacts with your sweat to lower the material’s temperature and keep you cool during dynamic activity in the heat. The Tee features Omni-Shade UPF 30 protection, and an antimicrobial treatment which protects the product from bacterial growth. £35, www.columbia.com

summer products-4SPRAYWAY OHIO SHIRT

This short sleeved, quick drying, checked shirt features a traditional shirt collar and buttoned chest pocket. Weighing a mere 132gm (size medium), all Sprayway summer clothing has a UPF of 30 or above, which is inherent to the fabric structure and will therefore not wash out over time. £36, www.sprayway.com

 

 

 

clothing-4COLUMBIA TITAN ICE SS TEE

Columbia Titanium collection incorporates the brand’s pinnacle fabrics, features, fit and technologies, so you can expect both quality and comfort. Tested in some of the most rigorous circumstances and environments in the world. This short-sleeved performance shirt features sweat-activated super cooling technology. A crew neck and bonded seams create an active silhouette, whilst elastane fibres ensure a perfect fit for all activities. £49, www.columbia.com

Columbia Cascades Explorer SS ShirtCOLUMBIA CASCADES EXPLORER LS SHIRT

Made with backcountry cloth and tactile nylon, this comfortable shirt in a modern fit is just as at home in the hills as it is down the local pub, so I guess that being a multi-functional shirt is one of the benefits here. It has advanced repellency, UPF 30 sun protection, and multi-functional pockets, roll-up sleeves, is vented and has a utility loop. It’s a solid shirt available in solid colours. £37, www.columbia.com

gear pix summer_-6 PARAMO MAUI

These cool, durable cargo shorts have benefitted from a style update, and use rugged Parameta A Cotton+ rapid evaporation fabric. There are seven pockets, with bags of space for the storage of documents and essentials, and there is even a hidden pocket within one of the cargo pockets. You can expect unrestricted movement, thanks to the tried and tested gusset design. The Maui offer a comfortable and adjustable fit, with zip and button fly, and discreet side elastication on the waistband. You also get protection against UV rays (SPF 50+). £50, www.paramo-clothing.com

OSC01-SP000983-P-2SPRAYWAY SOURCE

A durable stretch ripstop trekking short in TecWeave material, with stretchy and abrasion resistant areas to enhance durability and allow full freedom of movement. The shorts feature a part elasticated waistband and webbing belt with flat buckle, zipped front fly, abrasion resistant seat patch, drop in front pockets, zipped security pocket on the left leg and zipped rear pocket. The Source benefit from a UPF 50+ and a water resistant treatment to the outside of the garment. £60, www. sprayway.com

shoppingROYAL ROBBINS BACKCOUNTRY SHORTS

Lightweight, odour- and crease-resistant, these are the must-have travel wear essential. With a UPF sun protection rating of 50+ and constructed in laundered Supplex Nylon, the shorts feature a full elastic waist, web belt with quick release buckle, gusseted crotch, zip secured front pocket, hook and loop secured front and back pockets, and a double layer seat. If you are planning your next adventure to a hot, arid climate, then make sure you pop a pair in your luggage. £40, www.royalrobbins.co.uk

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Mike Cowton

Michael Cowton, an outdoors writer, editor and photographer with a passion for nature-based travel and wildlife. He is a former editor of EcoTravel, Outdoor Pursuits, Camping, Lakeland Walker and Which Motorcaravan magazines, and national newspaper journalist.

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