Patagonia Long-Sleeved Sol Patrol Shirt
8.9 oz / 252 g
2.4 oz 100% Polyester Ripstop / 30 UPF Sun Protection
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Shirt worked excellently for about two years of heavy…
Price Paid: $50 on sale
Shirt worked excellently for about two years of heavy use as a field biologist. Very comfortable, breathed well, and was a nice compromise between sturdy feel and lightweight. The right arm eventually disintegrated from getting scratched and cut by branches and briars, as I was swinging machete in dense thickets and fording swamps. I hope to replace the shirt, but it is overpriced at retail price so I will wait until I find a sale.
Overall, best fitting and most functional sun shirt I have come across. The sizing is accurate, and I would recommend buying it to fit comfortably, neither baggy nor snug. I have a 42" chest and the large fits just right. Also, the pockets are very nice and are large enough to hold a small compass and maybe an energy bar or some other sort of do-dad.