With the Lowe Alpine Capricorn Shirt, European design sensibilities have led here to deliver a more cheerful design. It comes with an ultra-violet protection factor of 40, and promises to be easy to wash and dry. It has a zipped pocket at the chest and straps to shorten the sleeves to mid-bicep. No venting make this of limited appeal for those heading to hotter climates, but it does pack down small and is a good option.
Review by Matt Swaine
First published in Trail magazine April 2010