Rated 5 out of 5 by Ride4TheBrand Cool sun protection
Cool, easy comfort shirts that I have relied on for serious sun protection for several years now.
I have at least 8 of these great shirts in a variety of colors & replace them as needed after about 40 washings. The lovely violet & pale turquoise are my latest additions. Current color choices are paler than those of past years, but still do a great job of sunblocking.
Wash/dry: I machine or hand wash them (cold) & hang them to air dry. They dry quickly--wrinkle-free & ready to wear.
True to size & comfortably loose on me, which allows for a cooling air flow.
Serious sun protection plus a cool, crisp look is a winning combination!
February 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ASophisticatedShopper A great summer shirt!
I just received my order of two "Tropic Wear" shirts for women; one in yellow and one in dusty green. I love the shirts and LOVE the colors but they were too small. I called this morning to order replacements in next size but I was very disappointed to hear that these colors HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED! I will order from the remaining colors but for summer why discontinue such great colors???
February 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leazy More than pleased
I never expected the shirt to be this nice. The XS fit is perfect, as usually Bean's shirts run large. The feel of the light weight material is so soft, the many pockets, roll up tab sleeves, plus the UV protection are just what I'm looking for in a travel item. Was surprised and pleased with the color being a much lighter yellow than pictured. Now, if it launders & packs as suggested, it'll get a AAAA + .
January 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by lolabear TOO HOT
had high hopes for this shirt but have been unable to wear. Not for hot, humid weather, fabric is far too heavy. Ended up just tying around my waist, instead of carrying it around.
better used on a cool fall day.
January 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by pretzil This shirt runs VERY small.
Probably a nice shirt, but it is so tight across the shoulders and chest (and I ordered a size up), that I cannot use it.
January 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hiker4ever Buttons are not functional
This shirt is nicely styled, but the buttons are not functional. Slightly rounded and made of a rubbery material, they are impossible to get in or out of the buttonholes without using both hands. If you're wearing the shirt and want to roll up the sleeves, good luck trying to unbutton the cuffs with one hand! Needless to say, I will be returning this shirt.
January 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SafariGal Not for hot weather climes
I have earlier "tropic weight" shirts from LLBean and this new one does not compare favorably.
In hot weather -- 90 degees & over -- this shirt was uncomfortably warm during a recent trip. I wore it twice and never again, using instead my 8 year old, tropic weight LLBean shirts. (Was it only a matter of washing repeatedly to soften -- or otherwise change -- the fabric on this shirt? I don't think so, as I've washed the shirt a half dozen times since returning and there seems to be no change.)
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tropicwear By Far the Best
The fit, quality and price of this shirt out performs the other four famous-brand name outdoor/travel shirts I own. I'm a middle-aged active women who can easily fit in the medium size of this shirt.
I wear a depressing large and extra large in the other pricey brands, and they don't look as flattering on me as this one does. It's been comfortable on hikes, cycling and as an everyday shirt. I use the secure pockets and eyewear loop a lot. Everything about this shirt is practical.
November 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rosephoebe Nice shirt
I ordered this shirt in two colors based on a previous order. The colors are great; the weight of the shirt is great. And it works well for sun protection. The only issue I have had with it is that the grommet for the roll-up sleeve is too high for me. Previous shirts of this same sort of style had the grommet about 1 inch further down the sleeve, and that length was more comfortable for me.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AllTheWorld my 2nd one!
I bought the first one 2 years ago in white and it quickly became my "on the plane", "on a hike", "to the pool" shirt. Washes easily and dries quickly. Comfortable in hot sticky weather. Goes out to a casual meal. Had to have another! Love the loop for sunglasses and the zip pockets too.
October 24, 2013