Rated 5 out of 5 by TimeforSun I can't take too much sun
I absolutely LOVE this hydro shirt cover-up! I am fair and burn easily, and also I take medication that makes me sensitive to the sun. I wore this over my swim suit while on a vacation in Florida recently. I wore it at the beach, at a hotel pool, and also while kayaking. All I can say is that I was so comfortable, and remained sunburn-free. The material is amazing, because even in the heat, I felt like the material "breathes" and lets the air circulate. It seems to dry quickly after being wet. Sometimes I wore sunscreen underneath, and sometimes none at all. This shirt allowed me to stay out in the sun longer with my friends and family members who are not as sensitive to the sun as I am.
June 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MainegirlInNC Surprisingly Cool
I bought the Hydro-shirt after having several basal cell carcinomas removed this year. Living in NC, I was concerned that it would be hot and uncomfortable in our humid conditions. After wearing it in and around the pool, I found it to be so cool and comfortable that I decided to wear it out to golf nine holes. I'm normally a sleeveless girl, so I couldn't believe that I could wear long sleeves in 87 degree heat and feel comfortable--but I was! I will be buying more. For size reference: I am 5'4", 135 lbs. I bought a medium which is form fitting, but skims over my middle-age muffin top without drawing attention to it. The sleeves are slightly long, but form fitting at the wrist. I play with my kids in the pool and exercise on the edge, so I don't know how it works for real swimmers.
May 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by xenatroi Great protection, good looking and comfortable
Having had several actinic keratoses removed in the last year, I looked for sun protection that would still allow me to be with my family and friends around the pool this summer. This shirt fills the bill.
Wearing it, I am cool, comfortable, and protected even when I am not in the water. Whether floating or paddling, this shirt moves with me. I choose white for its reflective properties which is fine as long as I wear a bra or bathing suit. I did not choose a darker color because I was afraid I would be too hot.
The size chart is accurate. You will get a good product that fits properly.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by exhoosier Goes Beyond a Swim Shirt
I like everything about this shirt: the color, the fit, and the fabric. I will likely wear it as much out of the water as in. Was also happy it came in extra small.
May 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Timberfish Disappointing
Adorable UPF protected T-Shirt except that during lap swimming, water seeps into the sleeves and body of the shirt, resulting in discomfort, added weight and drag.
I am 5'3" and 116 lbs so I ordered my true size, Petite Small. The shirt fit perfectly but perhaps if I had ordered one size down, the shirt would have fit "skin tight" over my bathing suit, sealing out the water.
Two extra comments 1) when wet, the material feels a bit clammy and 2) the trim color on the carbon gray is sky blue rather than the aqua color in the picture.
April 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TeresaKM The fit is great.
Looks good too. Seems perfect for a long sleeve "sun shirt".
April 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SophieD Perfect
I used my shirt on an adventurous kayak trip on Christmas Bay. It was low tide with lots of muddy spots to get stuck on. It was a sunny and windy day. I was in full sun for 4.5 hours and got very muddy. The shirt performed great. It was comfortable, protected me from sunburn and washed clean (this really surprised me.)
March 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by paleinSeattle Sun-Protective shirt
I wanted this as a swimming shirt when I go to Hawaii. I returned it, however because the neck was a little lower than I'd hoped. It's fine as a shirt but I wanted to protect my neck a bit more and didn't realize it would be the normal neckline that it is. It was excellent quality and the color was true to the picture. Just looking for something a bit different.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jtubabeck Excellent for swimming
I purchased 2 Hydro Shirts, one for my wife and the other for our niece since they were going to Hawaii for the first time. My wife called yesterday raving about how well the shirts worked to protect them from the cooler than expected Pacific while snorkeling. The shirts dry quickly and were perfect for the whale watch trip. Overall an excellent surprise since she didn't think they would need them!
March 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CoastsideMom Sizing is actually appropriate for this one
I'm a long time LL Bean shopper and have been so frustrated lately because everything I buy for myself seems to be waaaay too big, and the ladies clothes just seem to be cut for larger women rather than smaller women. Knowing this, I ordered this top in the XS (I'm usually a small, 5 ft 4 in, 122 lbs, but with a chest), and it's way too tight (so it's actually a true XS, who knew). Sigh....sent it back and ordered the size small, which I'm hoping isn't going to be too big.
Aside from sizing issues the top is beautiful, the light blue color is so pretty and the quality looks good.
March 4, 2015