Rated 2 out of 5 by PetalumaJason Disappointed
Bought for the family trip to Hawaii. Neck line sagged when wet. Took forever to dry. My kids and their friends were running around in cheap shirts from ABC stores and Target and they looked and fit nicer than Dad's LLBean shirt.
July 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JGram Sun Comfort
I bought this shirt for my husband to wear while we were at the beach and boating. He had reservations about how comfortable the shirt would feel in the sun or while swimming but dreads the sunscreen routine. After a week of testing it out, he gave the shirt a big "thumb's up!" Now he no longer has to deal with the time and expense of putting lotion on his torso. The fit was true to size, stretched a little when wet but regained shape as it dried.
August 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CapeCrusader Sun At the Shore
Great when dry though balloons up when wet and movement became restricted.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pedimom Great sun shirt
My husband wore this to go tubing at the lake and raved about it. It offered great sun protection. It did not cling to his skin the way most rash guards do. It dried quickly. It looked more like a regular shirt than do other rash guards. We will definitely buy again.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HuskyLover2 My husband loves it
I bought my husband a gray shirt and he loved it so much he wanted a few more. Unfortunately, it only came in red. I got it and he wears that one, too. Please make many more colors. These are light weight in the heat, silky to the skin and just plain comfortable.
October 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by travellllller Average- could be better
My middle school teen likes to wear the spf shirts while swimming and he wanted this one so we bought it. It did stretch out a lot while in the water- just like another reviewer noted. After 2 washings the entire bottom seam thread unraveled and fell off. I returned the shirt and they sent me another one. It didn't seem to get picks in it when at the beach- so that made me happy. It completely protects him all day while in the sun- another thing that makes me happy. It dries quickly. However, it does seem to run a bit large compared to other LL BEAN shirts- so if I ever purchase another one I will go down a size. But it definitely stretches a lot while in the water- and it does balloon up with air under it. I think the only way it wouldn't balloon up would be for it to be completely skin tight. My son likes it- and as long as the seam on the current shirt holds up I am happy. The shirt shrinks back to its original size when dry- but while wet it hang low and heavy.
October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CJGUY83 Great Product
I had a problem with the first one of these shirts. After wearing the shirt in water, half the shirt looked very faded and half didn't. It didn't change after I washed the shirt so I contacted LL Bean to find out if it was a common problem with the shirt or not so I knew whether I wanted to exchange or return the shirt. They informed me that they were not aware of this being a common issue with this shirt and that maybe there was an issue with the specific shirt that I had. As usual, LL Bean was great and sent me out another shirt right away with the label for me to mail the first one back.
I received the second shirt very quickly, used it, and love it. It is a complete pain to have to worry about putting sun block everywhere so a shirt that can get wet and also provides UPF protection is a great idea. The shirt has a Dri-Fit feel to it and is by far one of the best things I've ever purchased from LL Bean. I highly recommend it.
August 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by vpkohnc Disappointed
After many years of purchasing LLBean products, I am now upset enough to write a review. I purchased this shirt based upon the description. The description says that this shirt does not balloon in the water while swimming. WRONG!
This shirt is terrible in the water. It balloons so much that you risk having the shirt go over your head. It stretches in all directions.
It is also slow to dry.
I regret this purchase from LLBean. I should have gone to a dive or surf shop to get a real water shirt.
June 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arizonahiker2 comfortable fit, nice look.
The shirt fits as sized and is very comfortable. Dried very fast when wet from sprinkler system. Sun protection seemed to work while out in Phoenix heat. Will take it on a beach vacation in 2 weeks and put it through the test.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GLADIDID great shirt
very comfortable , dries quickly , fits fine . runs true to size .
May 29, 2014