Royal Robbins Plateau Plaid S/S Taupe Shirt Review

As a very keen walker and someone who likes to look after their appearance, I am always on the look out for things that I can wear outside while walking the dogs or rambling.  Often the problem I have had in the past is clothes that look nice but are not comfortable or warm enough for hill walking and rambling.  I thought I”d always have a hard time finding something that fit this bill, until I came across the, Plateau Plaid S/S Taupe shirt which I will be reviewing in this post.

I had came across it on the website and thought I’d give it a go.  So far I have to say I really like it.  I have worn it on a number of occasions.  The first time was on a long walk out with the dogs in some nice countryside close to where we live and we ended up in a local, rural pub,  I never felt out of place going into the pub, ordering some lunch and some drinks because this shirt is really, rather smart; but provided comfort and warmth while I was out walking.

Plateau Plaid SS Taupe Shit Review

The Plateau Modal Rayvon/51% polyester blend of 4.2 Oz is I think what helps it to be so comfortable and warming while looking decent.  It also has a very nice sand washed finish, which I really and the fit is just perfect.  The little pocket, I found useful but that’s because I take a little notepad and pen out sometimes as I do a lot of thinking and planning when I go out into the countryside.  Even if you don’t use it, it just looks really nice.

I was out with a friend more than once wearing it and he must have remembered that I had wore it on a previous occasion because he commented on how much I must love it!  When I told him about how great it felt and he touched the fabric, he was sold on it and the last I heard he was planning to put an order in for at least one of these great shirts.

To summarise, I would say if you are looking for a good looking shirt, that is thick and comfortable enough for mild and possible even worse climates, then this shirt is the one for you.  You will not look silly wearing it to a nice bar or restaurant, but can also go straight from or to the great outdoors wearing it as well.

The price is also a good selling point as many good quality shirts that look good and feel great and can be used out and about are very pricey, but for half the price of others on the market, I reckon this shirt is a real steal.