Rated 1 out of 5 by Idleman is there anything lower than 1 star
Terribly itchy shirt, arms very tight out of the bag. Followed care directions but seemed tighter than the first time I wore it, had hoped the itchiness would lessen. Gave it to the wife, but after trying it on she didn't want it. Waste of money. I think I will stick with the waffle henleys also, love them and most other Bean products.
January 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by HudsonHiker Should be called The River Scratcher Shirt
This shirt is uncomfortable and quiet itchy. It is cut to fit a slim individual. I workout and the sleeves are tight around the arms and the shirt is small through out the chest. The cotton liner is quiet thin, and you can feel the itch of the wool. The shirt also needs to be hanged dry. You cannot place it in the dryer. After washing, pieces of the shirt come off and wear away. The quality of the shirt does not equal the price. Low value for your money.I have seen these reduced in price at the LL Bean stores. Maybe returns? I exchange it for a 100% cotton waffle henly. This shirt is cut to fit a true XXL man, and it is soft as well.
January 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by sarah2eq they've changed
I've been wearing river-driver shirts since the days when we mailed in our orders with a check and waited 4-6 weeks for the order to come. The first ones were machine-washable but line-dried. For a while the instructions allowed machine drying on low, but I have noticed some shrinking over time (years). Now the instructions for drying are more like those for a sweater.
But the biggest change is the material and the manufacture. My old shirts are thicker than these new shirts. Also, the body was knitted in a tube (no side seams). And the old ones fit more like underwear (closer to the body).
We bought 2 for my husband, who likes them just fine, and 1 for me. I'm not as satisfied - they are too large (baggy) in the chest and too small in the hip (unlike the older styles). But there are no river-driver shirts for women, so....
January 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Blankman awkward fitting shirt
I'm 5'11, wear a 42R suit jacket and usually wear a size L shirt. I bought a 'Cherry Heather' (a bit more red than burgundy) shirt and was sadly disappointed that the shoulder seams on the shirt were a good 2-3 inches below my shoulders, making this shirt seem to hang awkwardly on my body. The arms were also too long, and because of the cuffs on the wrists, the fabric bunched up between the wrist cuff and the shoulder seam. I'm giving this review two stars because the color was great, but the fit of the shirt was completely off. I also didn't love the fabric..
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CrazyJL High Quality Shirt
I knew from past experience that this shirt would be a high quality item - hefty fabric, warm, well made, and washes up beautifully. It sure is nice to be able to find somewhere you can find tall sizes and not have it shrink up after laundering.
January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by caliber350E perfect undershirt for freezing mornings
I needed an undershirt for layering and this shirt did the trick in spades, I bought a red, dark green and teal. I purchased a fur lined (rabbit) jacket and when I walk my dog at 4am on a single digit morning, I am toasty warm with just two layers, The shirt is not a bit scratchy (huge issue). I machine wash (cold) and air dry, not a bit of a shrinkage issue. I am so sorry they are not on sale, but I am sure this item sells like hotcakes
January 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by voleperson Great Shirt
This shirt is excellent: warm and cozy. It has been very much appreciated since the temps here have been subzero for the last week. My husband likes his too!
It is very easy to launder - I use a wool wash, agitate briefly in the washer, soak, spin on the gentle cycle and hang on a padded hanger to dry. I experienced only minimal shrinking. This is the method I use to wash wool sweaters, socks and long johns and ensures the garment lasts a long time.
The wool wash I use doesn't require a rinse and any scratching from the neckline disappears.
January 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nycar50 Not Made The Way It Use To Be
I bought 2 River Driver shirts for my son and my husband for Christmas. They both loved them at first, until I washed them and they shrunk. My son is in the military and he won't be able to lay it flat to dry. We use to love these shirts- my husband had a few over the years, but we noticed the quality has gone down and the price has gone up. Too bad, it is a nice looking shirt out of the package. Sadly, I won't be buying these anymore, just not worth the price. I hope LLBean will go back to the original "River Driver" fabric- if they see enough customers complaining about the quality.
January 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by buddahmax Please bring 'em back for us women!
Literally almost everyone LOVES this shirt! If they can be made
for men then why not us women as well? LL Bean once made them
for us so why did they stop? Have some made that will fit us in the
arms, torso, and length, possibly with mini colorful flowers on it,
which would give us our own identity. How 'bout some over sized
medium weight flannel shirts too??? Men seem to have all
of the attractive plaids! What's up with that?
January 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TMacTX Good Henley but Not Perfect
I like this shirt because 1: it's a Henley, 2: it's warm and breathes, and 3: the blue teal heather is a good color on me. What I don't like is that my neck itches because the wool is on the inside of the collar as well. I wear it against my skin instead of a regular cotton t-shirt so that I can wear an outer shirt over it, but it might be better to wear a t-shirt under this and use this as the outer shirt. I've only worn it once, so maybe over time this will become a lesser problem as the fabric is broken in. Drying is also an issue. After washing, I placed it flat on top of the dryer and after about 5 days it was still too wet to wear. To avoid it developing an odor as wet clothes tend to do sometimes, I used a warm iron to remove the removing dampness. As far as sizing, I purchased the small because I wanted to use it as an undershirt. The small was a perfect fit as an undershirt. I'm 5'9", 140 lbs and have a 28" chest, so I'm on the lean side. If I wore a t-shirt underneath, then I would have needed a medium, which is the usual shirt size I buy. Since I have only washed this once, I have not experienced the "bacon collar" problem.
December 25, 2014