Rated 2 out of 5 daughter didn't like (nor did I)
The body part of this shirt is too wide, and it flares out at the bottom. The shoulders fit fine and the arms were a good length. We returned the shirt.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LMF37 Great shirt
We are on our second summer with this shirt and it is great. It has held up well and still looks good. I love the head opening - no collar so it is easy to put on and off even when wet. I will definitely get another for next summer.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanShopperTrek Perfect for summer!
My daughter wears this on super sunny summer days when applying sunscreen every 90 minutes is a headache. It is perfect for all day fun in the sun and limits application of sunscreen to her legs and face. Matches her LL Bean swimsuit as well!
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by myevaluation comfortable
I bought this for my granddaughter. She loves it! It is so comfortable and has the added benefit of keeping the sun off her very fare skin. She is a brown eyed blonde. Her parents are delighted that they won't have to use so much sunscreen when she wears it.
June 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by workwoman Great for sensitive skin!
My daughter's skin is so sensitive that even special suncreens often give her rashes, so she wears one of these surf shirts whenever she's in the water or at the beach. I've bought them for several seasons now, and they hold up well to sun & chlorine. I wash them in cold water, gentle cycle, & air dry after every use. I often buy one size up and manage to get two summers out of it. I find that my daughter, who is tall and thin, takes the same size she takes in her regular Bean shirts. I haven't had a problem with fit.
My only wish is that they would make the girls' shirts with the same mock-T collar as the boys' because the neck is such a sensitive area, and it would be great if the shirt covered more of it.
I also wish they made these shirts in women's sizes; I'd buy one for myself! I have one of the Bean "oxford" style sun shirts from years ago, but it's not as great in the water as this would be.
April 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by macgirl Pretty Color, but Boxy Fit and Too Short!
We buy long sleeved rash shirts every year for our girls. This one is not one of our favorites. The neck is a bit too wide. It is very boxy and too short in the length. I compared it to a rash guard shirt from last year (same size) and this one is a good 2 inches shorter in the body length; however, the sleeves are perfect. Thankfully, the tankini we bought from LLBean is a good length and will cover up what this rash guard should be doing. I would send it back but the cost of shipping and what I paid for it (on sale) doesn't make it worthwhile.
April 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by torgas summer all year round
i was hesitant getting a long sleeve shirt, thinking it would be very hot. but it has worked out wonderful. i live in central Florida so it is summer pretty much 11 months out the year. i have put this to the test. not only in our pool at home but in the water parks were the water is loaded with chlorine. i have gone to the lake and the springs and she wears this every time. she has never complained that she is hot and the fabric has held up wonderful. i usually go thru 2 bathing suites every summer but not this time the chlorine has not eaten thru the fabric and that is what happens to ALL my bathing suites. the fabric is sturdy. i would recommend this. the only thing i would recommend is if you are buying for and older girl who is starting to develop you might need something underneath, not b/c it is see-thru but b/c it is clingy at first
August 15, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by zuzana Sand will ruin it
My daughter was excited when the shirt arrived. Great cut, great fit. Unfortunately, it was totally ruined by sand in a day spend on a beach. Sand got inside the structure of the fabric and shirt looks moldy. It might be less of a problem with other colors than white. We had white and will be returning it.
April 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by apik Cute swim shirt
This shirt is cute, comfortable and well made. It seems to run a little big and I am glad I didn't buy the next size up. (I bought her a 6 but she is wearing a 7 in most clothes.) I agree with others that the fit is loose for sure. I don't think it adds any warmth in the pool but it keeps her covered and out of the sun and she says it is comfortable.
March 7, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Canadianmom2 Fit is baggy
Ordered this shirt for my daughter who is of average build and it was very long and loose. I was expecting it to fit snug as it will be worn in the water. The color is great vibrant and fun (blue) and the material feels nice but will be returning for a smaller size.
February 15, 2012