Rated 5 out of 5 by socwrkr socwrkr
Shirt is soft, but not bulky. Color, teal, is a little lighter than the
catalog. Very nice and warm.
November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mefa68 The PERFECT layering shirt
I LOVE this shirt! To date I have seven of them in varying colors and styles (with buttons and without). They are great layering pieces and transition wear for fall to winter and winter to spring. I wear alone or over t-shirts for the "warmer" weather or under a sweater for the colder days. Living in the northeast, I wear these 8 months out of the year. The only downside is my wife has started to wear them them to lounge and sleep in.
Otherwise, no complaints. The perfect shirt.
November 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BackwoodsBozo Not QUITE what I expected
I have two or three of LL Bean's Henley style River Driver shirts and like them a great deal. So I decided to try a crewneck version in Burnt Sienna. The result is not quite what I expected in three regards:
1) The fabric of the shirt I received feels just slightly thinner, less substantial;
2) The sleeve cuffs are not as snug as on my Henley versions; I lke snug cuffs;
3) As I've noted in my review of Henley River Drivers I wear an XL in LL Bean shirts but only need an L in River Drivers (and even then they're none too tight or short-of-sleeve). This crewneck River Driver runs even a bit larger than the Henley.
None of these points render my new crewneck unsatisfactory; I really like the color and it will work well to add warmth and itch resistance for wool shirts around town this winter.
If my crewneck is the norm then I definitely prefer the Henley version.
Of course my perceived differences between this crewneck and my Henleys could be a result of LL Bean needing to obtain these shirts from different suppliers which all large retailers need to do from time to time.
Recommended with caveats.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DocHabenero Put this over T-shirt, and smile.
I am 6' 2", 195, athletic build. I bought the medium, regular. It fits beautifully, slightly loose everywhere, except for the wrists. It is cut long, this medium still hangs 5 inches below the top of my belt line, which is perfect to me. It's easy to buy this in sizes that are too big for you, and that will make this shirt look like a nightgown. You want to buy this in the same size as your ll bean T-shirt, if you have one (those are also easy to buy in a size too big), but avoid that tall version, unless you really want to tuck the shirt in. The material of this shirt is sturdy and moderately warm, while still being thin and relative light. It is good looking. It is one of the finest things you can put over a t-shirt, or under a jacket. You won't regret buying one.
September 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Happyinaustin FINALLY !
FINALLY: something made in North America - even if it is Canada.
That being said, the sleeves are wwaayy to long. I am a 32 inch sleeve. These are a 36 to 37 sleeve. Hope it shrinks like all get out.
Wash on hot water with high heat setting in the drier.
Nice feel to the material.
I like the shirt but will not be ordering another.
April 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anma Two-Layer River Driver's L/S Crewneck Shirt
This was a gift I bought for my particularly "choosy" adult son. Even as a young child, he rarely liked any clothing purchased by others for him for birthdays, Christmas, graduation, etc. And as an adult he's become even more "selective". So imagine my utter disbelief when he came by to tell me how much he loves this shirt, would like to have more in other colors, and that I "finally did good this time". High compliments indeed.
March 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MisterLee Not as good as the henley
I meant to say on my neck on my previous rating.....sure need spellcheck!!
February 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MisterLee Not as good as the Henley
I received this and after trying the shirt on I will be returning it. The seam that leads from the shoulder to the neck is very irritating pm my neck. I am also not a fan of anything listed as heather.
I really wanted to like this as it is manufactured in Canada instead of an Asian country. I also regret that I wasted a $10.00 certificate by ordering this shirt.
February 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by realjeans Nice shirt
I ordered this shirt in a men's S because I preferred the 50% cotton/40% wool over the women's 90% cotton/10% wool fabric. Unfortunately, it is much too large for a very small woman and I have to return it. LL Bean, I hope you produce the women's river driver's Henley in the same fabric that you produce the men's river driver's shirts.
January 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by dburt miss old version of this shirt
I have an older version of the river driver shirt that I've been wearing for at least 20 years. It's frayed a bit and has been stitched up here and there, but is still a wonderful shirt. I just bought a replacement and am disappointed. These are the differences I see in the new shirt: 1) the fabric is thicker, 2) the shirt is shorter, 3) the cut is looser. I was using the old river driver as a base layer, under another shirt. But the new one is too short to tuck in (I'm only 5'10") and too bulky to fit under another shirt. I am going to return it. LL Bean, please bring back the old river driver design!
January 29, 2014