Reunited next morning with Outfit A, I note that it, too, hasn't suffered from a night spent draped over a chair.
Whereas conventional linen has a somewhat jowly, sack-like guise, this travel stuff tends towards a stiffer, more sheet-like, deckchair material; instead of moulding compliantly to one's contours, it tends to swish across the skin - nice to start with (and breezy, too), but a little wearing after a long day's slogging along the beach.
We continually scrutinise fabric specification and garment construction to minimise the packed size of our clothing. All Rohan clothing is designed to be very fast drying – as much a benefit for unexpected downpours as anything else. Almost all garments will dry overnight, meaning you can take less with you. The Frontier Jacket has many storage options, with two chest pockets, two waist patch pockets, two hand pockets and four zipped pockets (three of these zipped pockets being inside for added security).
It has so many places to store items such as a camera, a phone, a notepad, a wallet, a map, et cetera that I rarely need to carry a bag when wearing this jacket.
As a compromise, I shed the lower layer for dinner that night, to see if the skin has had a chance to acclimatise - which happily it has.
Rohan Assignment Jacket
After three solid days of warm-weather wear, then, both sets of travel linen still look commendably - some might say eerily - crease-free.
Seven outfit-upsetting hours after leaving home, then, I am astonished to reach my hotel room and find both shirt and trousers as uncreased in Portugal as when I put them on in Putney.
Even better, the jam I dropped down my front hasn't left a mark - the combination of plastic knife-scrape and human lick has done the job.
Plus, if you're concerned about comfort, you can always heed the words of your dear old Mum, and next time you go to one of those hot, foreign countries - take a vest!
August a friend of mine advised me that an IML was needed the same day to assist a Gold D of E group in the Norwegian mountain as their leader (IML) had become ill.