Rated 5 out of 5 by SanFranTourist Quality and confort - excellent
My size was out recently and after purchasing two about 6 months ago, I became a fan of this t-shirt. Absolutely 5 star.
It was worth the wait.
May 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by harasbduck Not as it used to be.....
This t-shirt was a favorite work t-shirt of both my husband and myself for many, many years. However, we recently bought some new ones and were dismayed to discover that whatever has been done to the t-shirt to make it "carefree" and "unshrinkable" has also made the t-shirt less absorbent and less breathable. Sweat gets trapped inside the shirt and does not wick off or get absorbed. As a result, after working up a sweat and then cooling down, we get quite cold, and after working for a while both we and the shirt begin to smell. Unpleasant, to say the least, and not what we had experienced with this shirt before. We will not buy this shirt again, and we are trying out some other brands to see if we can find a replacement.
January 29, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by CTSully Unshrinkable - But faded
I have owned this shirt now for 2 years. It is one of my favorite t shirts.
As advertised this shirt will not shrink - which is important to me as finding the right fit for me is tough. I am 6'5" 240 lbs with a 36" waist. The XL Tall slim and slightly fitted are perfect for me and i have tried a lot of other shirts and fits. The quality of the fabric is excellent as well and i have had no issues with loose threads or tears.
I do have two issues however:
The shirt has faded slightly which goes against the advertising. I would estimate that i have washed this shirt with like colors approximately 50 times. Quite honestly though i enjoy the "patina" that has ensued.
The shirt collar has stretched and lost elasticity. This is the reason for the 4/5 rating. This stretching has made the collar look sloppy. It is a shame as the rest of the shirt is holding up fine and shows no signs of stretch.
Overall an excellent shirt. I would recommend this shirt and i would buy it again as i have not found a better fit.
January 4, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Strategia These shirts were fantastic. They WERE fantastic.
Ever since LL bean decided to add the chemical coating it totally ruined one of the best brands of t-shirts . The t-shirts (XL Tall pocket tees) were perfect for someone that's tall. I couldnt find many other shirts having a good fit and material. I recently ordered on to see whether or not they still fit. And, to my frustration, the shirt has been ruined.
LLBean: You've seen the many reviews of people having problems with this chemical coating. PLEASE revert back to the older shirts. At least offer the shirts without this terrible coating . It ruins it.
December 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by PugetSoundFella A mixed bag for me
I see the current version (mid-2015) of this long-time favorite as 3 1/2 stars, but I'll round to 3 stars.
I'm not a fan of the sleeve length - it's too baggy and long, practically to my elbow. On the other hand, I do like the neckline - slightly higher and neater than many other tees, without the sloppy "scoop neck" effect that many cheap shirts have.
Aside from the above matters of personal preference, the much-maligned no-stain treatment, coupled with the relatively thick (i.e., high quality) material, makes for a rather uncomfortably hot shirt during warmer months. It doesn't breathe very well at all, and I've learned not to wear it alone in very hot weather or as springtime or summer layering piece. The build quality is otherwise pretty good and sturdy, as one would expect from LL Bean.
I'd like to see more colors available.
October 6, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by RLRinMA stain resist treatment yields not so comfy shirt
These shirts appear to be very well made, feel soft to the touch and fit nicely, except for being a little too tight in the neck. I have to agree, however, with other reviewers who have commented that they are not as comfortable as they could/should be, as a result of the treatment that is used to give these shirts their stain resistant characteristics. Even after washing, the shirts don't breath like an untreated T and they repel water--it literally bounces off of the surface of the fabric. I feel the results when wearing these shirts on warm days. Because perspiration, like water, is repelled by the fabric, sweat beads up on my skin under the fabric, rather then being wicked away by the cotton fibers. Not pleasant! I may be able to live with these shirts during the cooler months of the year, but I'll shelve them during the summer.
September 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by TomNYC NECK WAY TOO TIGHT
I have a few of these and would buy more except for the ill fitting neck. Shirts really require breaking in. Lots of pulling and stretching of the neck and washings before they stop pinching. They are tight out of the bag and tend to stay tight even when washed in cold water. And I do not have a particularly thick neck. Most other comparable T-shirts have a neck that's not so high and not so tight. Colors are frequently interesting but recently red choices are not so good. Bring back Mountain Red which works with everything. More color choices please and please fix the neck
August 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by LeeDB stain resistance
These tee shirts are well made, feel good, are a good price and come in great colors. However, being tee shirts not dress shirts you may find yourself sweating while wearing them. You saw that they are stain resistant when you bought them and you thought that really doesn?t matter, they are tee shirts. But being stain resistant they resist ?water?, be it a rain shower, a sloppy drink of coffee, or sweat. Yes, they resist from the inside too. All the sweat just sits on the inside of the tee shirt. After taking a hike you will find that the inside of the tee shirt feels ?soaked?, but the sweat is not absorbed like a cotton tee shirt should. You can?t wait to take the shirt off. When this shirt is sold without the additional features I will be back buying it. I am returning all 3 shirts.
August 27, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5
by Newk Sagging Necklines
I buy three or 4 of these T-shirts almost every year. The last year or so the ones I have bought have ended up with sagging out of shape necklines after 3-4 washings It is like the neckline material will not hold its shape. Something changed in the last year or two because I never had the problem before. See pictures for examples.
August 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Paulross Argh! best t shirt ever ruined :(
What is this weird coating they're putting on the t-shirts? What was once the best t-shirt around is now this god awful thing that if it gets wet it stays wet, but does not absorb, so it becomes this gross thing with sweat pooling up on the surface. Who thought this was a good idea?
August 18, 2015