Rated 3 out of 5 by velvetfog Not like the old Tees
I've been wearing LL Bean Tees for many years and this new "invincible" coating they're using on them keeps them soft and supple feeling - untill you sweat in them and expect the cotton to absorb it - then they get slick and sticky feeling. I work out fairly regularly and usually wear Tees. Fortunately I still have a number of the old style so will only wear my new "invincible" ones as a color accent when I'm not expecting to perspire much and the old ones for everything else.
I will admit that I haven't stained one though.
April 29, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by MCHinConyers Not the Tee I wanted
I bought two of these shirts to wear while at the gym. They are advertised as 100 % cotton but, they do not soak up perspiration. Thought I was in a poorly designed rain suit. I thought I was buying the same shirt I've purchased in the past. Not so... Should have taken time to read current reviews instead of purchasing based on "stars." Not up to LLB standards.
April 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by donaldo41 Stained
Well, it does stain. I inadvertently got toothpaste on the front. With the stain unnoticed, it went through a wash/dry cycle. I tried a myriad of stain removers to no avail. The stain is permanent.
April 24, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by mentallo Too Short
While the shirts are made well and thicker, they are shorter than other shirts. I'm a large and they are too short for a large. When I bend forward they slide up much more than other large t-shirts revealing an attractive plumbers smile.
I'm gonna return these.
April 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Stop looking and buy this T
I have bought T-Shirts from other companies in the past, I won't in the future. The weight, the cut, and the durability. I wear these T's daily and wash them regularly and they retain their color and fit. You can find T's for less and you'll get what you paid for. Stop looking and buy this T.
April 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by HJDC Dark Elm not what you see on the screen
Like the shirt, but the color called Dark Elm is not at all what you see online. The online photo shows a muted green tending toward gray or blue. The shirt is a much more intense color, on the yellow side of green.
March 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by hmp55 More like plastic than cotton
Unfortunately, the treatments applied to the shirt make the shirt completely unusable to me. Perhaps if we took the shirt to the lab we would be able to find actual cotton in the shirt but nothing about the feel or behavior of the shirt is that of a natural cotton shirt. By far the worst example is the behavior and feel of the shirt if you work out while wearing it. There is a wide range of temperature, humidity and activity across which I easily prefer a cotton shirt to more 'breathable' synthetic alternative and I've used cotton shirts for most of my workouts over the last several decades. Because of the treatments applied the '100% cotton' shirt is incapable of absorbing moisture during a workout. The end result is that the inside of the shirt is covered in pools of sweat and the outside of the shirt is completely dry. This behavior is completely and disturbingly unnatural for an all cotton shirt as well as being insanely uncomfortable when working out. I may as well have been wearing a plastic garbage bag that I cut armholes in. Perhaps the treatments have in some measure reduced the weaknesses of cotton but in so doing you have removed all of the wonderful features that once existed in an all cotton t-shirt.
March 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 Disappointed
I have been buying unshrinkable t-shirts since they first came out and have been completely satisfied. They didn't shrink, they fit perfectly, would last for years and were of great quality. I would buy about 12 shirts every 10 years or so and swap them out as they eventually became two worn. That was then this is now. My wife bought me 3 of the new shirts in December as a present. The new shirts are without a doubt some of the worst t-shirts I have ever owned. They have been sprayed with some chemical extremely prone to static electricity (don't we have enough chemicals in our lives without putting them on "100%" cotton t-shirts?). In addition they are about a size too small and then on top of that they shrunk some more to make them unwearable. They are of a poor quality weave and feel like they will only last a few weeks. However, the worst part is that they don't even feel like cotton shirts but rather feel like a polyester blend (which would explain the static). I would have better off buying the three pack for $8.00. I can't put into words how poor these shirts are and my disappointment in needing to find a different supplier of shirts.
March 11, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by HuntValGuy Once burned, twice shy.
I generally buy T-shirts by the dozen, all in different colors. Last year I bought my first order, of only two, just to see if I liked them. After one wash, I returned them. The reason? Cold. Water. Wash. I may be a retired geezer but I'm still a man on the go, and I can't be bothered sorting wash other than darks and lights--I refuse to separate out, additionally, items for cold water wash. I've read dozens of reviews for this product and quite a few of them complain about puckered collars. (One reviewer referred to it as, I believe, the bacon effect.) I washed my first two in warm water with cold rinse, and of course the collars puckered. Back to the drawing board, folks--R&D needs to come up with the product with all the excellent features of the current edition but without the fussiness of the cold water wash instruction.
January 29, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by retiredconservative Carefree Unshrinkable Tee, Traditional Fit
I have been buying this particular t-shirt for a long time but I have to say, Mr. Bean, something in this recent batch is amiss. The texture, feel, sizing and arm and body length is definitely different. If the recent reviews of the past 3 months are correct maybe you've changed manufacturers. I hope it doesn't shrink or the neck pucker after a few washings as the previous posts say. When you have a winner, stick to it.
January 24, 2015