Columbia Airgill Lite Long Sleeve Shirt
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25
Great shirt for outdoor pursuits in hot weather — the lightweight fabric and numerous air vents promote cooling, but the look is a bit odd if used as streetwear.
- Super lightweight
- Great cooling properties
- Quick drying
- Sized large
- Looks a bit odd for everyday wear
This shirt could be called the Columbia Tamiami "part 2", as it is very similar to Columbia's Tamiami shirt apart from the expanded air vent layout on the Airgill.
The Tamiami and Airgill have the same cut and and style and are made of the exact same material, which is indeed very lightweight, soft, quick drying, and ideally suited to hot weather use. The cut is similarly quite loose — I am 6'2", 205 lbs, 17 inch sleeves, and I actually sized down on the Airgill from my regular XL to a Large. It's still plenty big.
The sleeves on this, like the Tamiami, are really long and tend to ride a little lower than I prefer when they're in the rolled up and secured position. I like the sleeves to sit above my elbow when rolled up, so sizing down helped to accomplish this.
The numerous air vents on the sides and back give this shirt superior venting properties, but it is slightly odd looking for casual wear. If you're in a warm climate and spend much time outdoors, this shirt with the numerous vents is a winner — super light, comfortable, and cool.
If you want something with a more versatile style that doubles as casual wear (in other words, something that doesn't look quite as odd when you're wearing it in the grocery store), go with the Tamiami with it's more subtly placed air vents. If you want maximum cooling to beat the heat, this is it.
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When it comes to angling, there are a few things you can't control--the activity beneath the water and the raging ball of fire above it. As part of Columbia's Performance Fishing Gear (PFG) line, the Men's Airgill Lite Button-Down Shirt helps you maintain good body temperature so that you can last through the finicky feeding habits of your nemeses. Gill-like vents on the back and sides help circulate air while added sun protection in the moisture-wicking, quick-drying polyester means you won't turn into a sardine after a full day of waiting for those flappers to bite.
This Omni-Shade shirt not only cools, shades and protects-it cuts a sharp silhouette in any situation. Featuring super wicking properties, the Airgill Lite is quick-drying and antimicrobial. Itâs also smooth, comfy and quick-drying. Built in UPF 40 protection provides premium and lasting defense against UV rays, so you can take a break from constant sunscreen reapplication. Plus, the extended protective collar flips up to keep the sun off your neck. Strategic venting facilitates airflow to keep you cool and comfortable and adjustable sleeves roll up and fasten with a button. FEATURES: Fabric: 100% polyester ripstop, Omni-Shade UPF 40 sun protection, Omni-Wick, Antimicrobial treatment protects this shirt from bacterial growth, Quick dry, Vented, Zip-closed security pocket, Imported,
The Columbia Sportswear Men's Airgill Lite Long Sleeve Shirt not only cools, shades and protects, but it also cuts a sharp silhouette in any situation. Featuring super wicking properties, this Omni-Shade shirt is quick drying and antimicrobial. Built-in UPF 50 protection provides premium and lasting defense against UV rays, so you can take a break from constant sunscreen reapplication. Plus, the extended protective collar flips up to keep the sun off your neck. Strategic venting facilitates airflow to keep you cool and comfortable, and adjustable sleeves roll up and fasten with a button. Constructed of 100% polyester ripstop fabric.Omni-Shade UPF 40 sun protection keeps you safe from harmful UV rays.Omni-Wick advanced evaporation wicks moisture, breathes, and is quick drying.Antimicrobial treatment keeps odors at bay.Sun protection collar.Roll-up sleeve with button tab sleeve holders.Quick dry performance.Vented for air circulation. Zip-closed security pocket.Import.