I’ve become a bit of a Rohanist of late. I’ve been looking for a warm shirt for winter recently, more for casual wear than walking, but hadn’t been able to find anything that appealed, until I saw the Rohan Beacon shirt. At £60, it’s hardly bargain basement, but it is a high quality shirt with some attractions. The material feels like brushed cotton but is, in fact, hollow core polyester. It feels very nice and has about the same level of warmth as a brushed cotton shirt. Obviously, it has the advantage over cotton of not absorbing moisture and being faster drying. It is also crease resistant and doesn’t need ironing.
It features two buttoned chest pockets and a hidden zip pocket behind the left hand chest pocket. One nice detail is that inside the collar and cuffs, there is a contrasting plain material to add a bit of style. I’ve now worn it a few times and like it very much. I’m sure it will be hard-wearing and ideal for the colder months. I doubt that I’ll take it walking, but it would be a good shirt for cooler weather trekking, where you might want to wear a shirt rather than a base layer. The one thing I can’t vouch for is odour resistance. If you don’t like red, there are four other colours to choose from.
Disclaimer: I bought this with my own money!