Rated 5 out of 5 by 3474Calif Just as described
I have had an L L Bean shirt like this one for many years. It's fine, but I wanted a new one. This one has button down collars, but what I like is the larger and more protective pockets. The color is almost the same. I had a MEDIUM then, and this medium fits the same. The weight of the material is identical, as far as I can see. I have been biking in 95 degree weather in SoCal, and this is what I would call tropical weight. Anything lighter, I'm afraid, would not hold up well.
December 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WisSnowOwl My new favorite shirt!
I have multiple of these shirts and love them. They are nice enough to wear for work but comfortable for fishing. These are my go to shirts for the summer. I have mediums in the regular size and they fit accurately, and breath well. They dry very fast and I enjoy the easy ability to roll the sleeves up and stay up.
October 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by OmaK Great outdoor shirt, but not for travel
Thought that this shirt would be perfect for my husband for our upcoming trip to Africa with its UPF 50+, its nylon/poly blend and 2 front bellows pockets. However the traditional fit is HUGE, making it not very stylin' and the LLBean label across the front pocket is a real deal breaker in this day 'n age where overseas travelers are not wise to promote themselves by wearing clothing with visible American brand labels. Wish that I had read through the comments before purchasing...
October 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anotherlongtimeshopp Returning
Never mind the guide Orange is far brighter than the picture. which would be fine as this was to be a gardening shirt anyway. The real issue is the fabric. It's about twice as thick as the tropicwear pants. Far too warm for summer wear. Perhaps late fall or very early spring, but I don't get were the "tropic" of this shirt fits in. I think one would roast in it out here in California.
August 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by straitarrow tropicwear shirt
I bought 2 of this shirts when they first came out ,and for the most part there great warm weather shirts to wear to mow ,work in the woods picking berries ect. The material is the best thing light and comfortable my only complaint is the vent in the back it seems a little gimicky and does not seem to let in much air.I would like to see these without the it would be nice
August 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by jwarner191 good sun protection but not great style
good sun protection but not great style really says it all. The shirt is baggy and has almost no style. The pockets are too big, but, here in Florida we really need sun protection, so I have several of these shirts. The style police have given me several tickets, but when the sun is burning, you better have one of these. I hope they will taper the shirts and make smaller pockets and consult with some designers. There are other more stylish sun shirts out there but these have a better fabric. Some of the others that might look better, well, they feel like you are wearing a plastic bag. These breathe and you can wear them all day. So, I just bought another one!
July 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Raster2 Free Advertising
The shirt is great. Nice fabric. Right amount of seemingly useful extras like functional pockets, tabs to hang stuff from, Oh my God it even has a Velcro strap thingy. This is a perfect shirt. However, I'm only giving 4 stars because of the "LL Bean" monogram on the front. That's just tacky.
July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OVII My 'go to' shirt for fishing!
Whether on the Beaverhead in Montana or surf fishing the coast of Florida, these shirts -- yes, I have several -- are the best I have ever worn. Utilitarian, pack well, comfortable, easy wash-and-wear, always look good. Just another fine Bean product.
July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Holcombe Look no further!
What an excellent fabric and quality shirt! I bought the long sleeve version in "soft blue" and was hooked from the start. I now own 3 in various colors and am now finding that there are "tropic wear" shorts to go with them! I work on the water and am constantly boating and fishing so this shirt is a must have being how light, comfortable, and breathable the fabric is. The fact that there is sun protection built in is a huge plus for those of us constantly outdoors and especially on the water here in Maine. Nothing better. Thanks again, Beans!
June 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CinderP No more sunburn for me!
I am thrilled with this shirt. Just before I ordered it I spent half a day at an LAX tournament and I got way too much sun. I have since found this shirt and a matching Tropicwear ball cap. I wore them to another 5 hour long event at a park with limited shade and managed to end up with no sunburn at all thanks to the new shirt and hat.
May 28, 2015