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Is This the Ultimate Merino Shirt for One Bag Travel?
Western Rise know more than a thing or two about performance clothing. And if you’re not aware of these guys, you kinda should be. They’ve built a stellar reputation on creating pieces like the Kickstarter-conquering Evolution Pant, an ultimate all-rounder that’s won a spot in one bags and ‘top lists’ all over. But every great piece needs a partner, right? So Western Rise got to thinking, what would be the perfect match for such a pant?
Their answer? The Limitless Merino Wool Shirt. And it’s a shirt that ticks all of our boxes.
Making a material difference to your wardrobe
A shirt that can tackle the outdoors just as well as the city commute, look sharp in a meeting and stylish on your travels, and keep you comfortable all day long? Not easy to create. But Western Rise weren’t worried about easy. They were concerned about getting it right.
So they spent two years on R&D, testing and refining the shirt to ensure it could thrive in a variety of environments. And key to this? Creating the right material. The shirt is made from a unique knit fabric that blends 53% Australian merino wool and 47% polyester. There’s a reason (well, several) that merino wool is so highly praised for both travel-friendly and everyday apparel. It’s naturally odor resistant, moisture wicking, breathable and temperature regulating. Great for warmer and cooler weather alike. And combined with the polyester you get added durability to handle regular wear.
Additionally the material is soft against the skin (no uncomfortable scratchiness here), wrinkle resistant, quick drying and machine washable. Handy whether you need to do a quick hand wash in the sink during your travels or for easy care at home. And with its four-way stretch you can enjoy freedom of movement, just what you need in a performance-ready material.
The shirt has a Woolmark certification for quality and is created by a manufacturer with a transparent and ethical supply chain, from the yarn all the way to the completed shirt. And with its lifetime guarantee you can feel confident that this shirt is built to last.
Style-savvy meets travel-ready
The Limitless Merino Wool Shirt is designed to be a shirt you can wear everyday, at work, on the weekend and on your travels. And to achieve this versatility requires a thoughtful blend of form and function. The button-down shirt has a tailored cut that looks suitably stylish whether you’re in an office, on a sightseeing stroll or enjoying a night on the town. Easy to dress up or down, the shirt is also stain resistant and offers UV protection with a UPF 40+ rating. Additionally, it weighs just 11 oz and packs down compactly, helping reduce your luggage bulk. And since it adapts to numerous environments and can go for extended periods of time between washes, you can pack less while staying prepped for a variety of travel needs.
It’s the small things
The Limitless Merino Wool Shirt stands out from the crowd because nothing has been overlooked. Yes, it uses a great fabric with a wealth of benefits. And the stylish cut is a definite plus too. But the little details really enhance these aspects. Details like mitered cuffs, flat felled seams and stitching, a button-down collar, and rubber coated buttons. Details that add that premium look and feel, elevating this to a timeless piece you’ll reach for again and again.
A shirt that knows no limits?
The Limitless Merino Wool Shirt has a bold name. But does it live up to it? Western Rise have certainly designed it with that aim in mind. A shirt not limited by location or use. And importantly, a shirt that doesn’t limit you either. A shirt you can wear in a smart city restaurant, while riding a bike, catching a plane, enjoying a day hike on your travels, or to look professional in a work setting. Understated style, t-shirt comfort and active performance, all in one go-anywhere, do-pretty-much-anything piece. If you want to take the limits off your everyday and travel wardrobe, get your own Limitless Merino Wool Shirt through Western Rise’s Kickstarter campaign.