Columbia Silver Ridge Plaid Shirt for Ladies
Not one of their best shirts, but still good
This is a beautiful shirt that feels good on. I like technical clothes and appreciate the mesh pockets, sun protection, omni-wick, button-up sleeves, and zippered security pocket. There are some disappointments though. I usually wear a large but needed an XL. (I am 5'4" and 150 lbs) Even in XL, the shirt gaps open between buttons when I sit down. The inside pocket has no fastener so I don't trust it for carrying anything important--which defeats the purpose of having a hidden inside pocket. The inside pocket placement is inconvenient and cannot be reached without removing the shirt. Columbia, you can do better than this.
June 7, 2012
I loved this shirt - the way it fit (perfect XS), the way it felt, the way it looked (I got the blue plaid). But after the first wash, there was significant snagging and pulling with several spots having inches of thread ends exposed. The bottom of the shirt looked puckered, compared with the crisper looking top, but that's minor compared with the unsightly snagging. I have a front loading washer so agitation in minimal. I don't recall anything unusual in the rest of the wash; no other article was snagged. Perhaps it snagged on its small velcro tab? I'm so disappointed because I really did like this shirt otherwise.
August 20, 2012
This shirt runs small, Especially in the chest. I love the cut, very feminine. I wish the materials were of better quality. I hand wash and hang to dry and I find it is pilling and getting fuzzy. I don't wear this shirt often and I don't think it would stand up to frequent wear. I have worn mine perhaps 5 times? I think using a fabric with a bit of stretch would also help for such a nicely fitted shirt for activewear.
November 8, 2014
Nice shirt - not sure about long term wear
First I must say I bought this as an everyday work shirt (I manage a sporting goods store) instead of the "sunny/hot" wear it is advertised as. Still, after one wash and two wears, I am disappointed in the material....it is already pilling in high rub areas, it snags easily (making me think that any bush-wacking in the outdoors would be completely out of the question), and some of the hem seams appear to already be threatening breakage. It is, however a faltering, feminine fit though almost too small in the bsut (I am a 32c/d) though it is okay and doesn't gap. If I were going to buy another one, it would be a size up and only as a sun cover-up. Color was more pink than olive in the sample showed in the dark plum photo,
January 26, 2014