Men's Nueva Long Sleeve Shirt
The perfect all season, all-purpose adventurer’s shirt. This shirt has proven to be an asset on so many of the different adventures that I have been on in the last little while. In fact, it has almost replaced all of my other go-to shirts for mountain adventures. I have gone hiking in it in 40 degrees celsius heat and also cold, misty and windy Table Mountain, gone rock-climbing with it and have even used it on a trail run and without fail it continues to surprise me.
The amount of detail put into this shirt in order to assist on hot summer days are incredible. This 30 UPF rated shirt comes with a fold-out color for further sun protection and you can really be sure to be completely protected against the solar elements. Although all of this might sound counterintuitive with regards to staying cool on hot days, provision is made for that as well. The gusseted back ventilation ensures for optimal wind-flow through the shirt and the incredible quick drying material ensures that you are never drenched while hiking. The sleeves are easy to roll up and if the sun is shining from behind then you can completely unbutton the shirt on the front.
All of this ensures comfort in a very wide range of weather conditions, and in four-seasons-a-day Cape Town, you can certainly not go wrong with this shirt.
- Review by Stefan Wahl - First Ascent Ambassador - Read his bio here
What an addition to the First Ascent range, this shirt has the class and sophistication of quality smart casual wear and the durability and ruggedness required for any active outdoor activity. One could safely say that the Nueva Shirt is able to go straight from the meeting room to the mountains or bush with ease.
Simply wearing the shirt you can immediately feel the quality material used, it is comfortable and light with the same technology that removes moisture from your skin that we have become accustomed to with all of the performance tested First Ascent apparel. The breathable shirt allows you to be active all the time and without giving overheating a second thought.
It is always fun to work out the small touches that add quality and simplicity which comes from the R&D team, to my surprise I found a soft cloth material stitched in to the bottom of the shirt that allows the wearer to clean his sunglasses. If you are like me this small touch speaks volumes for the practicality of the shirt and the team that design this gear, active people designing gear for active people. For me personally I find this small addition to a quality shirt a huge bonus specially if you lead an active lifestyle as I do.
- Review by Clinton Mackintosh - First Ascent Ambassador - Read his bio here