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Fjällräven Övik Travel Shirt review: excellent quality, multipurpose women’s hiking top

One shirt to rule then all? The great quality Fjällräven Övik Travel Shirt is an excellent all-rounder of an outdoor shirt

Fjällräven Övik Travel Shirt
(Image: © Fjällräven)

Our Verdict

Tough yet breathable, cool and comfy – the Fjällräven Övik Travel Shirt is worth the spend if you’re after a well-made and long-lasting hiking shirt that you can wear for any outdoor adventure.

For

  • Great quality
  • Eco-friendly materials
  • Zipped pocket

Against

  • Higher price point

Fjällräven Övik Travel Shirt: first impressions 

If quality’s top of your list when shopping for women’s hiking tops, then the Fjällräven Övik Travel Shirt is a good place to start. The Swedish brand’s outdoor offerings always stand out for their use of great, long-lasting materials, and the Övik is no different – this shirt feels lovely to wear and will look good for years of hiking trips to come. 

The fabric is a rather magical mix of light weight and breathability while still feeling comfortably solid and durable thanks to a mix of eco-friendly hemp and recycled polyester (see also: the best eco-friendly outdoor brands). Pull it on and the hemp fabric feels cool against the skin and does a great job of regulating body temperature. Two chest pockets and a very handy internal zipped security pocket hold smaller valuables.

Specifications

• RRP: $122 (US) / £90 (UK)
• Materials: Hemp (55%), polyester (45%)
• Weight: 230g / 8oz
• Sizes available: XXS / XS / S / M / L / XL
• Colors: Raspberry Red / Sage Green / Dusk
• Compatibility: This versatile shirt is happy hiking anywhere you roam

Fjällräven Övik Travel Shirt: on the trails 

We wore the Ovik for a week of hiking in the Pyrenees and were impressed with how it proved breathable on baking days and warm and comfortable against the skin when the weather turned. 

We also loved the fit – a boxier cut is comfortable and flattering, and the Övik is generously long, covering more of your hips and looking great when worn with hiking tights or leggings. We’d recommend picking the darker colorways, but whichever you go for, this is a great quiver-of-one outdoor shirt for daily use and for taking on the trail.