Rated 5 out of 5 by SanFranTourist Quality and confort - excellent
My size was out recently and after purchasing two about 6 months ago, I became a fan of this t-shirt. Absolutely 5 star.
It was worth the wait.
May 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by MikeGE Waterproof Tee Shirt???
I wish I had read the one-star reviews before I ordered three of these shirts. I wanted a durable cotton tee shirt with a pocket so I could work out in the yard or in the garage and have a pocket for my reading glasses or pen. The shirts are definitely durable, but they don't absorb liquids, such as sweat. I don't remember seeing the image of the liquid beading up on the fabric as part of the description when I ordered these. Had I seen it, I would not have placed the order. Like one reviewer stated, I felt like I was wearing plastic wrap instead of a cotton shirt. Whatever you had done to these, L.L.Bean, please undo it. For the first time in over 45 years of buying from L.L.Bean, I will take advantage of the generous return policy. I did look through the active wear for a suitable alternative, but did not find one. All I want is a simple cotton tee shirt, with a front pocket, that doesn't repel liquids.
September 6, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Opasteve Not what I expected
I bought six of these T's a few years ago and loved them. XLT fits better than any T I've owned. So I bought four of what I thought were the same T's and was very, very disappointed. I suspect these T shirts are soaked in a water resistant liquid similar to something you'd spray on canvas to keep it dry. The result is, not only does it force the sweat to stay on my body, it causes me to sweat even more profusely. The best way I can describe it; the T shirt makes me feel like my chest has been wrapped in Saran Wrap. I've bought a ton of men's stuff from Bean with great success but this go round was a flop.
August 31, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by jnsdelucia collar material curled and discolored
9 months old, seldom worn and never for more than 8 hours before washing. It went in the Goodwill bag.
Collars darkened and frayed and curled up. I have bought literally dozens of these Bean t-shirts of the past 10 years, and these one failed the quality test.
August 25, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ne0N9a3h5SJt Florida performance
Great T-shirt for autumn, winter and spring here in Florida. But pay attention to the reviews that talk about sweating. In summer, this is about the most uncomfortable shirt I have ever worn; the fabric does not permit water to wick through it, resulting in sweat and fabric plastering themselves to one's skin. After more than a dozen launderings the anti-stain treatment does not lessen. Chose a different item for hot, humid climates.
August 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by oldestcustomer recent sizing issues?
These have long been and continue with various changes over the years to be excellent t-shirts. But recently I have been noticing peculiar sizing anomalies -- I'm 6'2" about 195, old but in pretty good condition, and I have noticed these shirts in the XL size I have always ordered getting just huge and tent-like -- sometimes, it seems, after an hour or so of wear on a hot day. Maybe the sizes or the cut have been adjusted up, maybe the fabric is thinner and therefore more stretchy, maybe the fabric "relaxes" as it gets warm and humid. I have lots of older LLBean t-shirts for which this is not a problem. I'm puzzled.
July 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DavSti Excellent t-shirts
These tshirts perform as advertised. I cant tell you how many t's i have trashed because of shrinkage and stains. Just an excellent value, because they last and last.
June 20, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by ZTex Great T-Shirt Ruined by Lyrca in Neck Seam
I loved this 100% all cotton men's T-shirt with pocket and recently re-ordered two more of these items.
The prior version of this product was actually 100% cotton as advertised but the new version has a Lycra neck seam which creates an uncomfortable and continuous "squeeze" feeling around my neck. My neck is normal size for an X-Large T-shirt and I simply don't like tight clothing around my neck.
No doubt someone thought the 100% cotton loose neck seam could be "clean up" in appearance but they totally forgot about comfort and functionality. I tried wearing the new design with Lycra for a few month but just returned the order as I no longer will wear them. Sadly, I must now find another vendor who sells a similar product without the Lycra neck seam.
Moral to the story: change is not always for the better.
June 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suebaloo Winner
Am ordering the fifth or sixth short sleeve tee with pocket for my husband. He likes to have a pocket for his sunglasses or mechanical pencil and a pocketed tee is rare. But more importantly is how these shirts look and wear; even after many washings, they stay fresh and new looking, color true, and without pilling. Thanks for always having new colors to choose from. These, along with the wrinkle free sport and dress shirts are always a Best Buy in this house.
June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by PersonalStyle Pocket is essential and I don't want heather
When you are set in your ways, you have to have an LLBean in your life. We had far too many "bucket necks" that stretched out horribly with previous brands. This brand provides lasting good looks and is well worth the price. ( Written by wife of fifty years for her favorite curmudgeon.)
May 26, 2016