Rated 5 out of 5 by skipperdee Wicking that actually works
When I first felt the fabric of the shirt, I had serious doubts about its promise to keep me cool. It feels and sounds nylon-y and I thought wearing it would be like wrapping myself in plastic. I'm delighted to say that I was wrong. I wore it outside to garden in 90 degree heat/80% humidity and while the shirt got soaked, I stayed dry. I took a break outside from gardening before going for a 2 1/2-mile walk, and by the time the break was over (about 15 minutes), the shirt was dry again. This is the first time I have bought a shirt that promised to wick away moisture and actually did the job. This is why I love L.L. Bean!
Not an issue, just a note: the blue is not "pastel." It's a pretty, bold ocean/turquoise blue.
August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SusanD28 Cool and Comfortable
Cool, comfortable and attractive. Lightweight for my recent vacation and easily packs away without ironing. I originally bought this for myself now I had to order this for a lady friend in her 80's because she loved the look on me.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WAandCA Practical Comfort
These are great shirts. Love the front pockets and the left one has a hidden zipper. I normally wear a M or L depending on style. I purchased in XL based on some of the reviews and I am exchanging them for L size. The XL have too much room and more boxy in the torso for me. My suggestion is order your regular size. I think they are true to fit. Great lightweight material and love the UV protective quality.
July 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sgsmc perfect summer shirt
Good fit, love the fabric. Great for summer out in the sun.
June 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ldshopper nice colors
I was disappointed to find this year's shirt runs quite a bit smaller (bust, shoulders & back) than previous year's shirts. Since I wear an XL, this shirt is no longer an option. The 3 shirts bought in 2012 and 2013 still fit quite well.
May 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cynthia2 Very Comfortable
This shirt is very light and airy. Love it. I only wish there was a little bit of stretchy material in the shoulders for when I lift my arms up. Other than that, very comfortable.
May 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by killian55 Great shirt, BAD BUTTONS !
Great shirt, however, the buttons are rubbery and are EXTREMELY difficult to button through the buttonholes. I love the material of the shirt, but the buttons are almost a deal-breaker for me. Would also like to see offered in more plaid colors. Fit is a little tight through the shoulders.
April 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DisplacedMaineGirl My New Go-to Shirt
This is a really well-made, comfortable, flatteringly cut shirt! The minute I tried it on I was wishing this endless winter away.
Everything about it, from the mesh hidden above the double-front pockets, to the mesh underneath the back shoulder blade area says, "Bring It On, Summer Heat!" I wish it came in a hundred more colors. I'd just have to buy them all.
March 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jerseygirl50 Not a good fit
LL Bean size small shirts and tops always fit me perfectly except for this shirt that was tight across the bust and back. The fabric is very stiff and the zipper pocket on the left chest side makes for a very thick pocket even empty. I have purchased the sunblock shirts in the past and liked them so thought the plaid would be cute. This redesign is a no go for me. I returned it.
March 7, 2014