Rated 4 out of 5 by CBNVB Typically great LL warranty
We bought two of these shirts last year, but one wore out prematurely in the shoulders. We returned it to LL, and in typically great fashion, LL honored their lifetime warranty and replaced it free. The shirt itself is great for kids. The only reason this didn't receive a well deserved 5 Star review is that the new shirt was sized two sizes smaller than the one we replaced. New source? Don't know, but be aware you should order two sizes up from what your child normally wears. We kept the replacement for the younger child and bought a new one for the older child.
July 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by upstateabba Well-made and comfortable
I purchased this in size 8 for my almost 8 year old grandson who is of average build and height. It fits very well with room to grow, and is long enough to cover his back when he bends over. He has worn it for swimming and even as a regular shirt on a warm day, so I know it is cool and comfortable. He also thinks the style is cool! Although he has only worn it twice, it appears very well made, and I expect he will be using it for two years. I used a $10 coupon to purchase it, which made it very affordable.
May 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by practicalmomofboys Great quality
These swim shirts have been great for my boys. We own 3 of them, and they have prevented sunburns on all of our water-park and pool days. One of them did stretch out more than the other 2 after a season of use, but LLBean replaced it without any questions asked- it must have been a manufacturing flaw in that one. These shirts are much sturdier and hold their shape better than the cheaper ones you might find in other stores - which is important because this type of shirt loses SPF protection as it fades and stretches. I will continue to buy these for my boys for years to come!
March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jmbrb Boys' Surf Shirt
Perfect for our grandson. Great coverage and excellent sun protection. Substantial fabric and high neckline. He loves it. I wish Bean would offer a similar style for adults.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by practicalmomofboys Great for preventing sunburn
This long-sleeve surf shirt is perfect for my boys! We just returned from a multi-day trip to a water park, and neither of my very fair-skinned boys had a sunburn on their arms or torso. They both got mild burns on their faces and legs, even though we used sunblock often throughout the day, because the pressure from the waterslides washed the sunblock off so easily. These shirts are comfortable, they dry quickly, and they really do protect their skin. (I wore a short-sleeved version which protected my shoulders and back, but my lower arms got pretty burned, even with repeated sunscreen use.) My boys have each worn theirs for 2 years, and my older son's is still in great shape, and is ready to be handed down to my younger son next summer. (We just bought the next size up for the older one for next summer) These have not stretched out, thinned out, or faded AT ALL like the cheaper versions that we had bought in the past at other stores, .Overall, these are definitely worth the price.
July 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Iamthriftyshopper Bought 2
Hard to find well made long sleeve surf shirts. I buy these regularly for my grandsons. They can't be beat! Price is reasonable and they wear well. I even bought one for myself in an adult size.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lawmom Long lasting...
My son just started wearing this surf shirt, but it is holding up well. I ordered the next size up so it should work for 2 summers! Great product, with the great quality of L.L.Bean! Thanks!!
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WakeboardingGuy Nice Rash Guard.
Nice weight. I Like the fact that it is long sleeve. I look forward to wearing it this Spring and Summer. It is comfortable, and easy to get on and off. It will be perfect in the pool or on the lake.
April 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4kidsadventurer great shirt
Bought this shirt for my 8 year old for a week on the Allagash waterway. Fantastic! Easy wash, quick dry. Excellent sun protection. Cool enough to wear all day in the sun. Very comfortable.
July 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShopperinPA Boys surf shirt, long sleeve
My son loves this swim top! He puts it on and leaves it on the entire time we are at the pool. He doesn't complain about wearing it and loves to have it on. It's extremely soft and form fitting. It has kept it's shape and it's coloring all summer so far.
July 12, 2012