Columbia Silver Ridge Shirt for Men - Long Sleeve
The fabric crumpled at my back after the first day of use, and in a few more days the whole shirt have become full with lint.
The shirt over the Columbia is from a competitor, used under the same conditions for the same amount of time.
August 22, 2014
Use less sunscreen!!!!
I absolutely detest sunscreen. Your hands get greasy, dirt sticks to it, and you always miss a spot and get a weird sunburned patch. Not with this shirt! UPF 50 means you can be in the sun all day and not return home looking like a lobster. While it's not quite as cool as my Airgill shirt, it does a good job of wicking away sweat and letting in air. I have spent many days in the hot TX sun with this shirt and it's always kept me cool and safe from skin cancer.
Docked it one star due to not being quite as breathable as some of my other Columbia shirts but it's a great shirt to have in the arsenal when the days aren't 100+ degrees.
August 18, 2014
Words cannot describe how disappointed I was not only by this shirt, but my entire order from Columbia. Of the five items (four shirts and one pair of shorts) I ordered specifically in time for a trip to Phoenix, only two were wearable. This Silver Ridge long sleeve was the worst of the offenders. It does not run slightly small, it runs very small. I am not an overly large guy, but I do have a broad chest and beefy shoulders - where the XL shirt was noticeable tightest. The worst part was that the shirt was obviously already worn - one sleeve was sloppily rolled up and the other was not, there was a blatant stain on the lower back side, and a noticeable funk of BO when I tried the shirt on. Now I have to return these and go to the mall this weekend. I might be done with Columbia.
July 11, 2014
Easily My Favorite Columbia Shirt
I wear these shirts primarily guiding whitewater. I love the fit. It's much closer to actual size than a lot of the PFG gear. They dry quickly and are comfortable when wet all day. I like to keep it classy on the water with a button down and collar. This is my go to. It's just as comforable and good looking at a casual dinner.
June 30, 2014