Excellent Casual Active Outdoor Shirt

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Floridaphile from S/W Forida Area on Sunday, May 31, 2015
Live work and play in S/W Florida subtropical climate. Purchased this long sleeve shirt in Collegiate Navy color to wear in this challenging high temperature and high humid environment and for sun protection (UPF 50+ rating) in my active outdoor lifestyle. Extremely happy with purchase and the features of this nearly perfectly-designed, attractive casual shirt. Have received many compliments from wife and friends on this shirt and the way it looks on me. Fabric is a very lightweight nylon that has ventilated back mesh yokes that you hardly notice and allows air movement to cool you down in whatever outdoor activities you are doing.

Additional features that I like with this shirt is that it very wrinkle resistant (great for packing in suitcase for travel), feels great against your skin, and dries very quickly when it gets wet. Use this shirt exclusively for my boating/fishing trips and also for surf fishing because of these features. Sleeves are rollup type so I can keep them down when cooler and then roll them up when it becomes a little warmer. Shirt has an open collar (not buttoned down) that has an extra laver of fabric that you can pull up for more sun protection in your neck area. Shirt has two moderate size pockets that are secured with Velcro attachments so there are no buttons to break or loose and they are roomy enough to store your smart phone.

After researching on the internet as to what people said about the sizing on this shirt - runs small - I decided to go with these comments. I agree, sizing on this shirt line runs just a little small compared with other brands and the other shirts in the Columbia Line (Tamiami II shirts run large and I wear a size Medium) but for me it fits true to size. I am an average size guy- just under 6', 175 lbs., and I usually wear a size Large in shirts so I purchased this size and the Large size fits perfect on me but there is no extra room it fits fairly close to your body for a more tailored classic look. If you work out a lot and have an athletic build and like a little looser feel on you, you may want to purchase an XL size. Possibly best to " showroom" this shirt to make sure you get the right fit!

In summary, based on my experience and satisfaction with wearing this shirt and the many features and benefits it provides the user in an active outdoor lifestyle, I would have to say it is nearly perfect in design, very functional and a very attractive shirt. I highly recommend this shirt to anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors, want to look well-dressed, and who is concerned about protecting themselves against the damaging effects of sun UV exposure and possible skin cancer.
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