Rated 2 out of 5 by goose Doesn't seem to work
I got these (more than one) hoping that it would be as warm as merino wool or at least as warm as a synthetic under layer. I have tried during the fall, during the winter and during the polar vortex to find out how well they work, but to no avail. Merino wool works better, synthetic works better, and even 100% cotton works better. I can't figure it out. It seems to be a great concept, but it does not work for me.
PS to the guy that wants them longer, order the tall version.
At 6'2" and 172 lbs., the medium tall version fits perfectly well.I just don't think that fitting perfectly well is enough reason to keep them.
March 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by JWinNC Great shirt, but baggy
This is a great base layer shirt, but I find that it is too baggy. If this were available in a Trim Fit size, I would buy several more. As it is, I'll probably just keep using the one I have.
January 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by NCLee Love this shirt but needs to be longer
First of all, I love this shirt. Yes there is still a very slight wool feel - but once you get used to it, you also get the warmth of wool.
I am 6'-1" tall and 200 lbs with a 44" chest. The large fits comfortably. My problem is with the length. I would buy one of these for every day if it was about 2" longer. As it is it tucks in (or hangs out) about 2" below my waist, and feels like it may untuck in back at any moment.
So please LLBean purchasing agents - the material is great. I lover the shirt. Give us a long option in this T-shirt, and consider a mock-T version as well, and you will sell a bunch more.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wbcc excellent quality
This is one of the best tee shirts I've had from LLBean. There is no itch, on pilling, no shrinkage, retains it's size and fit and good looks like new after coming out of the washer. The sizing and fit is right on (medium, 5'9", 160 lb.). The material feels strong, smooth, warm and soft next to the skin - very comfortable.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sixthree Wonderful T shirt
The colder the weather, the more I love to be out in it and this t shirt was a welcome addition to my cold weather wardrobe. I am a River Driver lover, but always cut off the long sleeves because by the time you have all your layers, you lose a lot of freedom of movement in the arms. this t shirt felt wonderful next to my skin and did exactly what they say it does--it wicked away the moisture and so I felt drier and more comfortable out in the cold. Easy cold water wash and hang up to dry. this morning the temp was in the teens with a slight breeze out of the north. this t shirt and then a river driver (long sleeve this time) and then a turtle neck and my ll bean northridge ski jacket and off I went with the dog hiking the trails. warm as toast and even after i worked up a sweat, my body stayed dry. great little t shirt.
December 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Easterner Gets my vote!
This tee shirt maybe a bit pricey but I find that it's worth it. You can tell once you look at it closely that it is well made. I was worried that the wool would make my skin itchy, but it doesn't. It is very comfortable alone or with another shirt.
November 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Macgyver Dri-Release Thernal Tee
Just bought my second one, and my worries of the first one I bought shrinking did not happen (cold water, air dry). These shirts are great as far as looks and quality. I think the 11% wool blend is just right for taking that bight out of cooler weather. I have been wearing it solo, or as a base layer under a dress shirt, either way it's a winner!
November 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pakrin Great Base Layer...Makes you feel bulletproof
I could wear this 365 DPY. Wore it in peru during a very rainy October / November season with and without a second layer or jacket. Even had to sleep in it a few nights. The wool component muted a great bit of odors. Although not nearly 100% wool. It has wool's feel and warmth. Not heavy at all and no itching
November 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TaxFreeCow The Dri-Release Thermal Tee is AWESOME!
I really love this tee shirt. Straight out of the package it became my favorite shirt. Within the first week I had worn it layered under a polo, by itself with jeans, and while working out. Recently I wore it as a base layer while skiing. I love the cut and fit and the especially the fabric (feel, weight, etc.). My only initial complaint was that I wish LL Bean offered an expand the color selection, but after contemplating this a bit (and purchasing the other two) I realized that the colors offered make a lot of sense and when done right can complement any wardrobe. The only other thing that would be nice - a long sleeve variant. I'm hopeful. Not only would I recommend this to my friends - I plan on purchasing as gifts.
February 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by DavidSH Defective item
This item felt great on the skin and was warm and comfy. Problem was one wash later the seam totally unravelled. Sent back for replacement. Don't expect to have that happen again. Would recommend.
January 16, 2013