Closeouts. Columbia Sportswear's New Utilizer polo shirt is a summer classic with updated performance features. The two-tone pique fabric provides UPF 30 sun protection, dries quickly and disperses sweat away from the body.
Reviewed by Ken from San Francisco on Monday, July 15, 2013
I've been wearing Columbia Utilizer shirts for years, including the original Utilizer and the Utilizer II. This "New Utilizer" is a step down. Most importantly, the fit is different. The shoulders are boxier and the sleeves are shorter, so the shirt doesn't lay well on my upper body. Also, the construction is cheaper with thinner fabric and the interior finishing is not as nice. I've switched to Royal Robbins shirts, which are similar in function, but higher quality, better looking, and better fit for the price.
Reviewed by Ken from San Francisco on Thursday, July 11, 2013
I've been wearing Columbia Utilizer polo shirts for years, including the old Utilizer and the Utilizer II models. Those fit me great and were great travel shirts; wrinkle-resistant, quick drying, and styled to not look like sports uniforms. These "New Utilizer" shirts fit different from all the previous models. The sleeves are much shorter and the shoulders are boxier than before. My old size didn't work because the sleeves were so short that they stuck out when I wore the shirt. I tried going up one size to get a reasonable sleeve length, but now the belly area is much baggier than I prefer. Maybe these shirts will work better on your body, but I'm giving them a low rating because the new fit is so odd. I do not have this issue with any other brand of polo-style shirt.