Columbia Men's Insect Blocker Long Sleeve Shirt
Nice but not the usual Columbia quality
It is a nice shirt but the fabrics are not he one that IÂ´ve been use to wear in the past. This ones are thicker and at the same time more rigid than the regular Columbia shirts. Besides the size is completely mixed up. I wear regular L, and based on previous reviews I ordered a XL, even that it fits small.
04 December 2014
bring back zipper security pocket
I ordered this shirt but to my surprise it was different from the first shirt of this type that I ordered in 2012. The first Insect Blocker shirt (Bug Blocker) shirt was purchased in 2012. It had only one left breast pocket with a zipper security pocket in. Based on the performance of that shirt, I reordered this shirt. To my disappointment , while this shirt has two pockets with velco flaps, it lacks the zipper security pocket which is needed by me. A zipper pocket keeps things from falling out when you bend over and is a great way to protect your passport or currency. The first shirt was a trip saver in that I wore it during the day, washed it in the shower at night, hung it up and it was dry next morning. This shirt is constructed differently but I am keeping this shirt because of the sale price. I am writing to request a shirt with the insect blocker, roll up sleeves, and two pockets with one of them being a zipper security pocket in white.
27 October 2014
Runs very small and YOU pay for return shipping
A great shirt if it fits. My "large" was very short in the sleeves and tight in the shoulders; it did not measure up to the measurements stated on website. I had to pay $10+ to return the Large, but reordered an XL which fits fine, except a little wide. This is a good white informal shirt for Hawaiian dinners out, beach (keeps sand fleas away and gives sun protection), hiking, other travel, etc. With such small actual measurements, Columbia should pay for returns due to size. Luckily their price was too good to pass up.
23 October 2014
Practical and durable for outdoor use
The garment is well made and wicks incredibly well. My only criticism is that the garment material looks like a shiny plastic membrane when observed from close, but I think this is only the case with garments of light colour shade like this one.
30 September 2014
Other brands better overall
This shirt's principal feature for me was the insect proofing, and this worked well. However, there are other shirts on the market with this feature, which are just as good. The main drawback is its lack of an extra zipped, semi-concealed pocket for passport, etc. This is a very useful feature when travelling in hot climates without jacket, etc. It is more expensive than rivals, so, overall, I would not purchase again.
09 July 2014
Brilliant shirt when far from everything.
Had two of these during a work trip to Kazakhstan, touring various sites around the country for 3 weeks. We were outside most of the day in 30C weather, no access to washing machine, poor living conditions. These shirts wash well in a shower! Walk in wearing them, shower with shirt, rinse, actually shower, wring it out, it'll be dry in 30 minutes. They are super light for working in the heat, wick moisture away, dry quickly and look pretty smart.
It might run a little small, but it's pretty close to the usual sizes in the UK.
11 February 2014
Insect Blocker Shirt
As said in other reviews runs small. Quility of the shirt is great and comfortable. order a size up and you shouldn't have any problems. I would recommend this shirt
05 October 2013
used this am in florida bugs did not come around. and this time of year there are a lot shirt runs alittle small not much
04 September 2013