Sherpa Asha Ladies Top Review
So, I’m in the Lake District the weather is dangerously hot, so no mountain adventures for me, but I did purchase some new walk wear to try in the heat; the Sherpa Asha ladies top.
I love the brand Sherpa as they do so much good work to support people in Nepal – check out their website for more information http://www.sherpaadventuregear.co.uk – so it was straight for their section I went.
I spotted this top straight away, as even though it was a highly technical piece of clothing it actually had some style to it and features 3/4 length loose fitting sleeves which are my favourite length; it also features a pleat in the back which means it will hang away from your body and swish when you walk.
The Asha top from Sherpa uses Drirelease fabric which is breathable, anti-microbial, moisture wicking, wrinkle and stain resistant. The Asha also has a UPF of 50, so the only burn you’ll be feeling will be the exercise!!
It fitted well, so into my bag it went. I nipped back to the hotel to change and had a stroll to test things out. With this walk only being a short, flat one I wasn’t wearing my back pack. This also meant I could take full advantage of the swishy style of the Asha.
The sun was relentless, but after about half a mile I ducked into the trees. My top was doing its job though and although I was warm my top wasn’t stuck to me, and it didn’t feel hot and itchy against my skin; hard to believe it’s a knit as it felt like silk and is so light you don’t know it’s there.
My walk carried on for around 3 miles in total, going in and out of sunlight and a few small inclines just to get my heart rate up; the Asha didn’t fail me and even though I was perspiring it was being constantly wicked away from my skin so I wasn’t becoming a soggy heap.
I returned back to the hotel, took the top off and hung it to dry whilst I got a cold shower.
When it had dried there was absolutely no smell at all which is a fab sign and shows the anti-microbial feature is doing its job.
My only word of warning would be, as this features a wide feminine crew neck, please, please make sure you put sunscreen on your exposed areas; the top will protect everything it covers, but the amount of skin showing on the neck area could mean you get caught out if you’re not careful; I always carry a really light chiffon type scarf for sun emergencies, as this will cover and protect without annoying.
So in a nutshell, I’m really pleased with this top: stylish; technical; light as a feather…I can see me wearing this for many years to come as it’s leapt straight to the top of my favourite walking tops.
I purchased mine from Cotswold Outdoors in Keswick for £30 (brilliant price), and also received 10% discount as they had an offer on with Voucher Cloud; you will not get a great piece of kit for money like this very often.
- Fabric: 83% polyester, 11% Tencel, 6% spandex
- Drirelease treatment
- Moisture wicking
- Quick drying
- Open-necked crew
- UPF 50+
- Weight: 130g