- September 14 2011
Love Columbia's classic fishing/trekking shirts
This is NOT JUST a fishing shirt. My husband and I are world cruisers and are beginning the 7th year of our circumnavigation. The environment is rough on ship, crew and clothing, so we buy Columbia sportswear because we have learned that it performs well for years (and keeps us looking good in the process). While Columbia brand sportswear can be found in many countries, the selections are often slim so we have placed several orders in the past year with Altrec and had them shipped to wherever we are in the world. We order with confidence knowing the quality, fit and performance will be right! In the hot steamy tropics, my husband and I love the Bahama long sleeve shirt (and our other similar Columbia fishing/trekking shirts) because they offer UV protection, have vented back panels and sleeve tabs that enable the sleeves to be secured in a rolled up position ... AND they are made with high-tech breathable fabrics that are lightweight, comfortable, quick drying, don't wrinkle and are easy to launder. Since we are (amateur) photographers, we love the generous pockets of the Bahama shirts. While Columbia offers a rainbow of great colors we ordered the Bahama shirts (Women's for me & Men's for my husband) in Fossil because we are planning wildlife photo outings and safaris, and want to be inconspicuous in those environments. This shirt (Women's) is a bit blousy, ensuring comfort of movement and ease of layering (I often wear a bra-top T underneath my Columbia shirts). I have a variety of Columbia shirts in different cuts and styling, all are Medium - I am 5'7" and 125 lbs. and average build, and all fit well. The versatility of this and my other Columbia fishing/trekking shirts enables me to wear them with shorts, capris, long pants AND skirts so I need fewer clothes onboard and it simplies packing when land traveling. These shirts have great "active-wear" features, but look as good in the city as they do out in the natural environment!
- August 16 2011
I bought this shirt for my wife, she is very happy with it. She likes the way it fits and especially how much sun protection she'll get from it. She has some of the Freezer Columbia T-Shirts, but this one allows her to easily take off while wearing a hat and sunglasses.
- July 22 2011
Usually wear a medium but bought a large so I could layer. Arm length is perfect. I have good room over long sleeve t-shirt. I can ware the shirt alone and it still looks fine. I am 5' 7" and weigh 145 (small busted). Shirt tail is long but not too long; looks good worn in or out. Material is light weight and very comfortable.
- June 9 2011
great work shirt
I'm a landscaper in the San Francisco area where the summers can get pretty hot, this shirt not only protects me from the sun, it looks more professional than a t-shirt. The shirts with the sun protecting collars never seem to look right...I suppose they need to be ironed, this shirt looks great right out of the dryer
- June 2 2011
Another fantastic shirt from Columbia
We own a fly fishing shop in the UK and wear Columbia all year round. Its light, comfortable and washes easily. When we fish abroad again all the shirts go with us - easy to wash, dry and back on for the next day out on the water. Brilliant.