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Description

We’ve designed the Careon shirt to feel just as soft, light and comfortable as cotton, with the added performance of synthetic fabrics. It’s the sort of shirt that you’d wear to stay cool on a hot trek or bike ride but happily wear out for dinner afterwards.

  • The comfortable natural feel of cotton and a fabric that stretches with you
  • Super wicking and fast-drying to keep you cool, plus UPF 50+ protection
  • Polygeine® anti-odour treatment and can be washed and dried overnight

In baking heat, a looser fitting cotton shirt can feel more comfortable than a close-fitting base layer. But there’s nothing worse than walking in a sticky, sweat-sodden cotton shirt all day so we’ve designed the Careon to combine the benefits of both.

The light fabric has a soft, natural feel that moves with you and the tailoring around the shoulders provides additional freedom. This stops the shirt from feeling restrictive under a rucksack and allows you to stretch forwards on the bike or for gaining extra trekking pole leverage.

Because the fabric’s synthetic fibres don’t absorb water, the Careon is naturally wicking and extremely fast drying. But, on top of that, the yarns in the fabric have been given a permanent wicking treatment. This speeds up evaporation to keep you cool and dry, even under a beating sun.

We’ve intentionally chosen lighter colours to reflect as much heat as possible and the fabric has a UPF of 50+. Combined with the long sleeves, this provides a high level of sun protection, whether abroad, at altitude or during the height of British summer.

Polygeine®anti-odour technology keeps you (or at least your shirt!) smelling fresher for longer on cycle tours and and multi-day hillwalking trips. Plus, because the Careon is so fast drying, it can be easily washed and dried overnight in a hostel sink/closest body of non-mucky water for longer stretches of travelling.

"By choosing a fabric with inherent mechanical stretch and tailoring the shirts for movement, we’ve eliminated the need for spandex (which holds moisture), keeping the shirt as light and fast-drying as possible." - Ronnie, Design Manager

Features

Key Features

  • Cotton feel fabric for next-to-skin comfort with all the performance of synthetics.
  • Quick drying and wicking fabric with a permanent wicking finish keeps you cool and dry.
  • Polygiene™ anti-odour technology keeps your shirt smelling fresher for long.
  • UPF 50+ fabric and long sleeves provide excellent sun protection.
  • Angled rear yoke (the bit across your shoulders) for greater freedom of movement.
  • Mechanical stretch fabric for moving comfort and moving freely.
  • Button-hole for stashing your sunnies on front pocket.
  • Secure velcro closure on front pocket

Vital stats

Fit

Regular

Construction

Fabric: 58% Nylon 6,6, 42% polyester, 90gsm
Permanent wicking treatment
Polygiene ®Odour Control
UV Protection: UPF 50+

Weight

M: 156g

Origin: China

Care & Environmental Advice

Product Care Information

This shirt has been treated with Polygiene® Stay Fresh technology which inhibits the growth of bacteria, so you can wear it for longer before it starts to whiff.

When it does start to pong, wash on a normal cycle at 30°C or handwash with cool water. Use a non-biological detergent or pure soap. DO NOT use fabric conditioners or softeners - these will stop your shirt wicking as well. Rinse thoroughly in clean water and line dry or tumble dry on low heat.

Environmental considerations

Polygiene® Stay Fresh
Polygiene® Stay Fresh technology inhibits the growth of pong-causing bacteria, extending your shirt's lifespan and meaning you can wear it more and wash it less. Wearing your shirt just one more time before washing can save huge amounts of CO₂ and water over its lifespan.

Size Guide
Men's Midlayer Sizing
UK S M L XL XXL
Chest
Inches
CMs

37"
94

40"
102

43"
109

46"
117

49"
124
Waist
Inches
CMs

30"
76

32"
81

34"
86

36"
91

38"
97
Sleeve
Inches
CMs

33"
84

34"
86.5

35"
89

36"
91.5

36.5"
92.5
EU
USA
46
36
48
38
50
40
52
42
54
44

How to Measure

This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size:
Chest - measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist - measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Sleeve - With your arms relaxed by your side, tilt your head down and ask a friend to measure from the bone at the base of your neck, over your shoulder and down your arm to the fold at your wrist.

How to Measure

This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size:
Chest - measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist - measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Sleeve - With your arms relaxed by your side, tilt your head down and ask a friend to measure from the bone at the base of your neck, over your shoulder and down your arm to the fold at your wrist.
Fit Guide
Tight Slim Regular Relaxed
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape. Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting. A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose. A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.
Fit Guide
Tight Slim
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape. Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting.
Regular Relaxed
A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose. A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.
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