Rated 5 out of 5 by Briannamom Warm and cozy
I usually wear a women's 1X, but I find the shirts are too short ? so I bought a men's large and the fit is perfect.
Wore it for the first time to our small town's country fair, where it was cold and drizzling. This shirt kept me warm and cozy all day. Love it!
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BackwoodsBozo Some specific reasons this is a great shirt
Hundreds of favorable reviews atest to the fact that most LL Bean customers love the Two-Layer River Driver Henley Shirt.
I won't repeat the basic pluses but will add a couple of points other reviewers may not have mentioned:
1) The new Apple Cinnamon color is terrific. Not too bright; not too dull; just right. Will go well with lots of colors.
2) If you wear this as an undershirt as I do you may want to size down. I wear and XL in most LL Bean garments but find the L in these River Driver shirts (as well as the Waffle Shirts) is snug but not too tight and the sleeve length still comes down far enough to fully cover my wrists (I wear a 35" sleeve length).
3) I sloppily spilled oily food in several spots on the placket of my new River Driver the first time I wore it. Using some pre-wash stain remover and an overnight soak in gentle laundry soap the stain came out totally. I always air dry and have no shrinkage problems.
This is another classic that every LL Bean fanboy should have.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WinstonLD Love this shirt
I pretty much wear nothing but these shirts when I'm not working. They are fitted, and contour to your body really well. Can wear them out to eat, or working outside. I'll always buy these as long as LL Bean is making them.
August 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jed4 Warm but....
Nice shirt - soft, warm and great colors. However, I did not realize that the bottom is unfinished so it looks kind of ratty is not worn tucked in.
June 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TomJohn52 Serious shrinkage issues
I loved putting this shirt on for the first time, comfortable and warm, and it fit perfectly. Unfortunately, it then needed to be washed. The second time I wore it, it felt a little snug and the sleeves a little shorter. Before long the sleeves felt like they were halfway up my arm. I bought a large, and since my arms are fairly short (30" in a dress shirt) long sleeves are usually an issue for me in a large size. After several washing the sleeves were much too short. I have since ordered an XL and hope this fits after several washings. Definitely order one size up from your normal size.
April 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by TatlayokoResident Sleeves Uncomfortable
I bought this as a gift for my husband. He wore it a couple of times but reports that the sleeves are so tight that he can't wear it for long. I've laundered it to see if the fit changed and, sadly, it did not. I had hoped that it would be a useful winter item. I could not find the shipping tag so it hangs in his closet.
April 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by NoShirt Buy only for one-time wear
I bought one of these shirts and loved it. Then I washed it on cold/delicate with cool dryer and it shrunk multiple sizes. It was completely unwearable, I no longer had my receipt or return info (because I wore it and was happy with it prior to washing). Only then did I read all the other reviews saying the same thing about shrinking. Horrible product.
March 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hipp Two Layer River driver shirt
Great shirt wear them all the time, have three of them. Would rate them a 10. Comfortable, great quality. I would like to make a suggestion, put a hole in the cuff so when you use it as a base layer
you can put your thumb through pull your other layer over the top, that way it won't run up your arm.
March 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by LizzetteB Shrank two sizes
My husband wears a large, but when I got an L of this shirt, it was ginormous. I returned it for an M. After washing once, this thing shrunk down a couple sizes and is WAY too tight. Junky fabric, will still try to return it.
March 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ChristinaD2 Defective Fabric
I have had to return two of the Charcoal Heather/Deepest Red Striped Henleys, due to fabric defects. I washed each shirt (delicate/cold) and had the same result with both... The outer fabric on the sleeves seemed to disintegrate, leaving numerous small holes.
*Customer Service told me both times that this particular problem had not been reported by anyone else, but the product reviews show otherwise.
March 2, 2014