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Review: Marmot Anderson Lightweight Flannel

Specs: $149.95, 292g
Used by: Flannel-loving editor Alistair Hall
Used for: Three months

There was a time when you wouldn’t be caught dead in a flannel shirt. Happily for me, because I’ve always been a fan, the fabric and the square patterns often associated with it has come back into fashion.

I got this shirt in late autumn, just as the weather started to turn and the nation had come out of lockdown. It quickly became my go-to hiking top, work shirt and lounge around the house shirt. Unfortunately, I don’t have a fireplace because I would like nothing more than to chop wood in it.

I’ve found it to be warm and quick-drying. Best of all, I’ve taken it straight from the washing line and worn it without running an iron over it. The crinkles soon worked themselves (mostly) flat.

Marmot makes the Anderson, and much of its other apparel, from recycled fabric – which is probably my favourite thing about it.

Verdict: No longer just a ‘dad’ material, Marmot makes flannel hiking shirts fashionable and environmentally-friendly.