Rated 4 out of 5 by AvlGrl Anxious to play in/near water in this!
This cover-up fits nicely--not too form-fitting but with a feminine shape (I typically wear a size S or XS with LLBean and I ordered a S. I expect it will slide over a bathing suit or sports bra with ease and keep the harsh sun off of my burn-prone skin when I take it on vacation to Hawaii and out on our boat during the summer. The fabric hits the right note..substantial without being stifling or too wispy and transparent. The color (lime green) is happy and summery. I love it. My rating is 4-stars because I haven't put this garment to the test in water, sunshine, and sports but I have high hopes for it.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DRMB Totally Awesome!!!!!
What a GREAT cover-up! I bought this for a recent trip to Central America. The top totally protected me at the beach. I enjoyed only having to put sunscreen on my legs and face. Very cool and very comfortable when wet. Also attractive as it is a "fitted" look. I want one in every color!
March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ReddF Can't wait to wear this summer
Looks and feels great, will be lightweight when the weather warms up!
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by whenindoubtgallop perfect for a beach holiday
As a very fair redhead who has spent her 50+ years dodging the sun, this shirt made a relaxed beach holiday (my first ever) truly relaxed. It did it's SPF job, washed beautifully (notably, it didn't retain a stain from sunscreen at the neckline or cuffs unlike my previous UV shirt), dried overnight, and was comfortable for snorkelling and lengths in the pool. I found the previous reviews re: size accurate. My previous UV shirt (different brand) is slightly bigger and drags in the water, so I chose a S which gave the snug but not too tight feel I wanted; I am 5' 7 and 145 lbs, with a 36" chest. BTW, I paired it with black UV tights (another brand). Would love it if LL Bean also made some of those!
February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bikerider1 Great Shirt
Fits true to size even wet. I wore this in both the ocean and the pool. Does not grow or stretch out when wet. Great sun protection as well. Flattering fit.
February 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by spicegirl27 Nice fit
I ordered this shirt in S and M and decided to keep the M, as I do not want a clingy garment that shows off the extra 'me' around my middle! I plan to wear it for swimming and snorkeling. I am 5' 1", and weigh about 120, with a large rib cage and average bosom. I hope this helps someone else to determine their correct size!
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Poolqueen Great fit
I use this shirt for my aquatic class. I teach several in a row and it is perfect for keeping me warm in the water, which is pretty chilly. It fits snug so it doesn't ride up when jumping, my previous shirt did that, plus it is easy to take off even when wet. I wear a size 10/12 suit and bought a Medium shirt. I haven't had it long enough to see how it holds up to chlorine, but it appears to be pretty sturdy. Don't know if I will use it in the sun. My intention was to use it for exercise and it works.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tennislvr UPF 50 shirt
I primarily wear these shirts when I play tennis. I live in S. CA and have very fair skin so this shirt is great for that. Some people have commented that the neck line is too large and doesn't give sun protection around the neck area. Not a big deal! Wear some lotion around your neck and use a bandana or maybe they should wear a turtleneck. Not sure if it stretches when wet since I'm not swimming with it. I initially purchased a size small & returned it because it was a bit too snug. So I bought the medium and it is roomy but not too baggy and the sleeves are plenty long and not so tight like the sz small was. I'm 5'7" and weight 128lbs to give you an idea of what size you may need for your ht. and wt. I wear a tank top underneath as well. I got the green and blue and they are very pretty.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Femme Great fit
Ordered the shirt and got it in two days. When I learned there is SPF clothes and I don't have to put on gross sunblock, I was so excited. This shirt is not too tight but fits right. Now I can't wait for the warm weather to try it out on the beach!
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by edumom12 hard to find long sleeved SPF 50 shirt
Love this shirt: looks good, feels good and offers an ecological alternative to sun screen. Medium fits true to size, form fitting but not clingy; I'm tall and a very average 36D bust size. Sleeves are quite long and the neckline is appropriate for a sports shirt. It's a bit tight around the forearms but this will be good in the water. It might be TOO tight in the forearms for some. Definitely a travel item. I hand washed it and hung it up to dry indoors. Despite the dense weave of the material, drying time was a short 3 hours. And the grey colour is great to wear on it's own or as a layer. Caution: some dye release on first wash.
August 14, 2013