Rated 5 out of 5 by LotsOfInterests You Won't Notice You're Wearing It
I just recommended this shirt to a friend, and realized that I'd forgotten to review it. It doesn't deserve being forgotten, because it's a great garment. I bought this shirt in both colors last year, simply because it was a daily markdown item and I liked the way it looked. I read that it was supposed to keep you cool, but I didn't pay much attention to that, and figured it was just a gimmick. But to my delighted surprise, this shirt does exactly what Bean says it will. I care a lot about being comfortable, and most of my wardrobe is very comfy, but this shirt might be the first-place winner. I felt cooler in this long-sleeved shirt than I do in all of my sleeveless options. Best of all, no matter how wilted I felt (for instance, working in the garden on a hot day), I was presentable in public just by washing my hands. What I mean is that I happened to catch sight of myself in a store mirror once when I'd been working up a sweat, and had run out to get more potting soil or something. I felt inside like I must be a real mess outside, but the shirt made me appear downright dapper. I'm looking forward to wearing my shirts again when it finally warms up here, especially since I just read in one of the reviews that there are hidden pockets which I never noticed. Highly recommend this shirt.
March 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by yespat Huge
A very nice shirt but way oversized. I usually wear a large, sometimes a medium but in this shirt, a small is what I needed. The fabric is very nice but I would prefer if it had just a touch of stretch in it. And lastly, petites please! The sleeves are too long and the shirt is longer than I prefer but I'm keeping it. If the shirt had stretch and in petite sizing, I'd buy every color. By the way, gussets in the back would be nice too.
December 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cazzy Amazing Shirt
First of all, it looks great and makes me appear not so grubby as I wear outside when I'm gardening. Not only do I feel protected from the sun, but from poison ivy as well
July 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ilml wonderful
I purchased this shirt because I have Lupus and need to protect my skin from UVA/UVB rays or I get a rash like hives on my arms. This shirt states it provides some UV protection. The fabric is very light weight and when I am perspiring, it does not cling to my skin. It's easily washable and quick to dry. I will be on a schooner cruise for one week and will be wearing it everyday!
July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AllDressed Love the shirt!
This was one of the last items I purchased on my recent visit to LLBean. It is wonderful and lives up to the description. I find it feels like you are not wearing an added layer, yet it protects you from excess sun on your arms. I recently had surgery and like to wear a layer to disguise my body features. It has been difficult to find something that does not add warmth to hot days. This does the trick. I could not be more pleased with this purchase.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Citycowgirl Cool shirt!
I like the fit of this shirt, and the long length. Nice that it will never have to be ironed. The pink is brighter than I thought it would be, but I like it. The fabric is cool on hot days. This shirt will be a favorite!
June 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ngng Disappointed in pocket placement
Having a small zipped pocket built into the seam sounded like a good idea when traveling to a part of the world where tourists are warned about pickpockets. I was surprised to find that the pocket is in the BACK seam! A bit difficult for me to get to, but should be handy for the pickpockets. At first I thought it an error, but now I look at the close-up photo of the back vent and see the pocket next to it. It has no other pockets, even though the description says that there are chest pockets. The vent is not in the yolk, but nearer the waist.
Have not yet decided whether to keep it. It is lightweight material, hopefully good for hot climate. Would I recommend it? Only if customer is aware of the pocket situation.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArtistGardenerKK Exactly what I wanted!
I love to wear this shirt. The color is refreshing, the fabric keeps me cool and protected, and the quality is impressive. Nice long sleeves and true to size.
June 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 defect in sewing
I have to return this shirt although I liked it very much because it had a tear of about 1.5 inches under the buttonhole placket that I discovered after I had worn it all day and was taking it off. I find it so annoying to return things. I am sure that this kind of thing was just an oversight in quality control because it was not easy to notice .
May 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gardener100 Good shirt
This shirt has good coverage for sun protection. The sleeves are plenty long. The size is generous without looking bulky. I bought my normal size, and I can wear a shirt under it. Because the fabric is a bit slippery, I can work or play without it binding. Downsides: I ordered 2 shirts, and one had buttonholes that were too small (miserable to unbutton). Also, this shirt would benefit from a button at the tip of the collar to keep the collar upright.
April 30, 2014