Rated 5 out of 5 by BackwoodsBozo Katahdin label a "must" for LL Bean fanboys
LL Bean Carefree Tee shirts are terrific but before now I hadn't sprung for any of the limited edition classic graphic design tees.
But when I saw this gorgeous green version with the bright colored "Katahdin" label front and center I went for it and couldn't be more delighted with the fit, quality construction and fabric, color and - best of all - the classic LL Bean Katahdin label from years gone by.
Do you, like me, ever look at yourself and note that everything you're wearing at the moment came from LL Bean (the great "old" style stuff, of course)? If so then you NEED this shirt.
Note these Carefree Tees run a bit large and in my experience don't shrink (I never subject nice fabric to a clothes dryer). So if you like a snug tee then maybe size down.
At the moment my new Katahdin tee is peeking seductively out from the open front of a several years old, sadly-no-longer-offered, LL Bean hunter green chamois shirt with the seldom-seen-now LL Bean tartan cotton flannel lining. What a terrific look and feel!
October 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by elbarto Comfortable T-Shirt
This is a comfortable, well made T-shirt and the classic design looks great. I like the relaxed fit and it truly doesn't shrink when washed and dried. My only issue with this shirt is the Baltic blue color, which is darker and brighter than it looked online and surprised me because I previously purchased an L.L. Bean T-shirt in the same color (different design) and it was a much softer blue. Am hoping that it will fade to a softer color over time, but given my previous experience with the quality of these T-shirts, am afraid that I'm hoping in vain.
February 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MicroBean Rare miss
Of all the Bean products I own (and there are a few), these tshirts really aren't great. I will give full marks for the designs, they are unique and fit the Bean brand. However, the collar just goes really "bacon-y" and yellow (compared to the rest of the shirt, which stays to color and non-wrinkledness), after just one wash. It's too bad, but I'd much rather buy tees from the department store. A missed opportunity on the Bean's end.
November 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by ArkansasTrekker Manufacturing Issue?
I ordered three of these in different colors with graphics in May 2013. On all three the material around the neck band puckered in a very unsightly way after the first wash, and the banding deformed. (Yes, I followed the laundering instructions.) I returned all three shirts. I believe a manufacturing issue is probably to blame. It's a shame because the overall design and material quality was very nice.
Note: I noticed that the item numbers for the shirts I received all started with "TC" and now they start with "TK", though they look identical. Perhaps the defect has been remedied? If LL Bean assures me that they have corrected the issue, I would reorder.
July 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gray227 Nice Shirt
I liked the shirt and that it shrink proof. The only thing is that I was not comfortable with the XL size to be comfortable. I did return the item and would have liked to see if they had a XXL but they do not.
June 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DonM Like the graphic
I like the graphic on this shirt. I am a big fan of canoes. It fits perfectly.
April 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bean9999 Sizes
Why do you make XL Tall in basic shirts but not graphic? You apparently recognize there's a need but if your XL Tall you can only buy a basic tee shirt. Weird..
September 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by MicroBean Great shirt...one thing...
Love the fabric and look of the shirt. Only small thing (which may just be me) is that the collar turns a little "bacon-y" after a few washes. Meaning it starts to curl a little...not a huge deal and it doesn't get super wrinkly...but worth a star in this review.
July 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ilia Great Tee
I love these t-shirts.
I will also mention that LL Bean Customer Service is absolutely Excellent.
May 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tbuster 100 yr. Anniversary Tee
Love it, generously cut and very soft and comfortable to wear. Wish it would come in a few more colors but this one is fine.
The material is very substantial in weight.
February 21, 2012