Rated 5 out of 5 by sweetbabycakes comfortable and lightweight
women's tropicwear shirt is wonderful! It washes well, I just shake and hang to dry, no wrinkles. It is great for lightweight & cool sun protection. True to size also, I love it.
July 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by almostperfect almost perfect
I have several versions of this shirt and they are comfortable, versatile, and great for travel. My only complaint is THE BUTTONS. They are made out of some kind of rubber(?) and difficult to button/unbutton. Please change back to plain old plastic.
July 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LongIslandGal13 Nice looking, but disappointing
Not sure if I will keep this item. Nice looking, but didn't like the fit. A little too big in the shoulders and the sleeves were too long. I bought a XS because I wear a size 4. Maybe if they offered a petite, it would be a better fit. Something about the buttons that make it difficult to button. I first machined washed it on delicate and it came out too winkled. Dried it on low and it didn't help. I then washed it by hand and drip dried it. I still had to iron it. Other reviewers said it washed beautifully. They had better luck than I did. For me washing beautifully means no wrinkles and no ironing.
July 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by NWoutdoorLady love these shirts but skimpy in hip
I have three of these shirts and love them. After losing weight I'm back in LLBean size medium, including perfect fit pants, so I bought my latest shirt in that size. It is too tight in the hips while perfect everywhere else. My older ones in medium fit perfecftly so these shirts are being made much more fitted now.
July 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by longtimellbeanshipper disappointing fit
Lovely material and color but very disappointed that the shoulders are too tight for me. I was impressed that the sleeve length was just right - usually xs petite sleeves are too long - so I have just about given up buying LLBean shirts - but this time the sleeve length is just right. However the lack of a pleat in the back of the shirt makes it too tight for me. I am returning it and not buying a larger size as those sleeves will be down over my hands.
The single pocket is a strange size - not large enough for an iphone nor for a passport - maybe for a handkerchief? I will stick with my usual travel shirts from another company that has broader shoulders and larger chest pockets - but not as light weight materials. I am 5'1in - 100 lb - not talking here about a big boned woman - but I have shoulders - and need a bit of room in order to move.
July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FlowerBunny The best UV blocker shirt!
I have 2 of these with plans to get more! I went on vacation to Peru and these were the only shirts I wore. The fit is very flattering and is true to size. I am 5' and 105 lbs and the xs fit perfectly. I purchased another from the "C" company, and the kid's shirt I bought was only 30 SPF, and the pockets were tiny! No wonderful big pockets with zippers, no roomy double pockets like LL Bean. The only drawback is when you wear all synthetics, it generates a lot of static (my hair was a mess!),Consider bringing along your conditioner and an extra dryer sheet to run over the shirt (I usually air dry without fabric softeners) to avoid this problem! I also use this for long drives to avoid sunburn on my left arm while driving. Works like a charm! Thanks LL Bean!
June 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TravelingWithBeans Disappointing style changes!
I loved the Tropicwear shirts for women in the ORIGINAL RELAXED FIT with the WOODEN BUTTONS! That fit enabled the shirts to be worn not only as a shirt, but also as a light-weight, sun-protective coverup/jacket over other tops. By using different tops underneath and keeping the Tropicwear shirt unbuttoned when complete cover was not needed, a different look could be created (i.e., the Saturday shirt in stripes under the unbuttoned Tropicwear shirt, or one of the Pima Cotton V-neck tops in a coordinating color under the Tropicwear shirt, etc.) Received MANY compliments when I wore that type of combination, plus it made packing for trips easier! Unfortunately, the Tropicwear shirt now comes ONLY in a fitted style which does not lend itself to the neat straight jacket look. Also, the rubber buttons are extremely difficult to button and do not really add to the look of the shirt in any way. I even have heard of women returning the shirt because of the difficulty with the buttons! The RELAXED FIT Tropicwear shirt would definitely have gotten a 5+ star rating from me, but the fitted style is just another shirt that I would recommend only with reservations. Hope LLBean will consider offering the shirt in both styles in the future before my "relaxed fit" shirts wear out!
June 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Citycowgirl Perfect for the waterpark
This shirt was a perfect fit. I am tall with a long waist and many shirts are too short, but not this one. The fabric is amazingly cool. I wore it at a water park after swimming for a few hours, to minimize sun exposure. It was a hot day, but the shirt felt fine, and it did not show water marks from the wet swimsuit under it. The lime green is very bright (making it easy for my children to find me at the park).
June 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Auntbean Tropicwear
Ordered a small just like I have for other LL Bean shirts. Nice fit, not at all boxy. I like the way the pockets lay flat for an overall smooth look. I may order more if it truly keeps the Florida sun away from my skin and if I see some brighter colors. Not really a pastel person. It gets a big YES!
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ComfortShoes Comfort
I am looking forward to using this shirt a lot in my outdoor travels. It is cool and lightweight. Seems to travel well.
June 11, 2014