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
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nickname1001 Great shirt but paler colors than shown
I don't typically buy button front shirts, but I made an exception for this. I wanted a lightweight shirt that could serve multiple purposes for travel. It is comfortable and the fabric feels light but substantial enough. I can use it as a buttoned shirt or as a light cover-up.
I usually wear an XS shirt in LLBean sizing and it fits me perfectly in the shoulder, back, and bust. The sleeves are a tad long, but the cuffs have two buttons so I can tighten the wrist enough that the sleeve length is not a problem. In fact, it gives the sleeve a more feminine feel.
I ordered the yellow and the blue - both were much paler than shown in the photos, but still attractive.
My one criticism of the shirt is the buttons. I agree with other reviewers that the "rubbery" buttons are difficult to use. But otherwise, I'm very happy with the shirt.
October 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Aspinifera Size Inflation
I purchased this shirt as a birthday gift for a relative who lives in the desert. The quality seems nice, but the size is ridiculous. I bought the smallest size available, but it is still too large.
What good is LLBean quality if it is too big to be enjoyed? I understand that many winter items are made for layering, but nobody wants to layer under a "Tropicwear" shirt.
LLBean, please make smaller sizes and athletic cuts for both men and women!
October 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mrben Now I have two of these great shirts!
This new shirt in blue joins my 3-year old yellow one in my wardrobe for both leisure and travel! Lightweight, comfortable, and versatile, these shirts are great for adding an extra layer when it's cool and for sun protection when it's hot and sunny outside. They pack easily, travel well, and dry quickly, a big plus for long trips! By the way, the yellow one looks just as good as the day I bought it in Freeport, ME, in the summer of 2010!
October 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by grousehunter88 GREAT
I have 6 of the sleeveless shirts and wear them every day in the garden during the summer. All the dirt just washes away and they dry in a sec even when the hose catches me unexpectedly. Love them.
I said in the comment below that I purchased them two years ago but purchased them over a two year period and just purchased two more.
October 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by LeanandGreen fabric not up to prior standard
I bought a tropicwear shirt in summer 2012. While it was back ordered a bit late for summer use, I loved it and wear it all seasons. This year I ordered another one but will be returning it due to the fabric is less sturdy, more sleazy, and has not the feel or look of the earlier model.
October 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by loispoodle I love it except...
The fit, color and style are all perfect. But for some odd reason the buttons are rubbery. That makes it difficult to button and unbutton. It's such a little thing but very annoying. I even tried to stretch the button holes open wider but no luck. Snaps would have been just right for this shirt.
October 2, 2013